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Sebastian Lee"Drown into dream" effect
by on Apr 8, 2014 at 3:21:22 am

Hey guys, can I know what FXs are needed to do the effect where a guy is daydreaming and then the camera pans upward above his head and follows with this effect before showing you what he is dreaming about?

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John CuevasRe: "Drown into dream" effect
by on Apr 8, 2014 at 1:28:08 pm

It's generally just another layer, scaled down, with a soft mask. You might add a white solid behind it, with the same mask shape, with a little bit of mask expansion, to give it more of that day dream effect.

Depending on how you shoot it and how you fade up the daydream, you may want to do some kind of motion tracking, so as the camera tilts up, the daydream is pinned in place.

Johnny Cuevas, Editor

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Dave LaRondeRe: "Drown into dream" effect
by on Apr 8, 2014 at 3:26:53 pm

...and depending on the look you want, you may need a dream bubble like you see in the comics. They're easy to make.

Dave LaRonde
Promotion Producer
KGAN (CBS) & KFXA (Fox) Cedar Rapids, IA

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