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michael van der reijden
ghosting image in action shots
on Apr 1, 2010 at 11:17:31 am


I'm new on the forum and not really an expert with adobe after effects, but I do hope someone can tell me how to make a ghosting image in an action shot.

For example: If you have a video recording of a motorbike jumping, I would like to make a tail in the shot. Like you see all frames as a tail during the jump.

I've searched the whole internet, but can't find it.

A very nice example of what I mean can be found in the movie underneath:

At time frame 1:50 and 2:50, you'll see exactly what I mean!

Hope that someone can help me.

Thank's in advance,


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Kevin Camp
Re: ghosting image in action shots
on Apr 2, 2010 at 12:30:13 am

try the echo effect. increase the number of echoes to create the repetitions, and adjust the time offset to create the separation between instances (measured in seconds).

you can try different blending mode options to blend the frames together, but you'll find your self going in and rotoscoping out the object that you want to 'repeat'.

if you are planning a shoot around this effect, you can make your life easier by trying to get the subject over a simple background that you may be able to key out, like a blue sky, or even a a background that does not change and you have a locked down camera... then it can be as easy as overlaying clips and some simple keying/masking.

Kevin Camp
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