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David ReeseDisapparate Effects-Harry Potter
by on Jul 24, 2011 at 4:30:28 am

I would like to recreate the exact same look as seen in this clip from youtube.

I understand it won't look EXACTLY the same.

Would After Effects alone do this?
What all must be done camera wise?
Foot Work?

PS The effect is around 1:02

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Tudor "Ted" JelescuRe: Disapparate Effects-Harry Potter
by on Jul 24, 2011 at 11:38:41 am

If you want a steady shot like your example then it's fairly easy. You can either shoot the actors on chroma and then comp them in or shoot a clean plate (my choice- the set without actors). Either way you can isolate the actors with chroma keying or a difference key and then use Mesh Warp to distort them to disappear in a point. The trick will be to use the bezier handles on the mesh to create a smooth organic move. Things like blur (radial set on spin) and glow and maybe Trapcode Shine may add something to the effect.

Tudor "Ted" Jelescu
Senior VFX Artist

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Christiaan van EIjkRe: Disapparate Effects-Harry Potter
by on Aug 2, 2011 at 5:28:29 pm

Hello David Reese,

As 'Tudor' already said: ''With a steady shot like this it is very easy to create this effect''.

basic steps
1. Get a camcorder on a tripod
2. Make sure that you get a clean plate of your background
3. then just add smoke, a certain blur effect(s) and some distortion
4. to make the effect look a bit more realistic, create some
visual camera movement

i am bysy making a video-tutorial about this effect. as soon i`m finished i will send you a message for that

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David ReeseRe: Disapparate Effects-Harry Potter
by on Aug 13, 2011 at 4:34:30 pm

How is the tutorial coming along?

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