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ahmet şükrü abbasoğlu
Entering into a mirror effect
on Feb 10, 2019 at 5:18:13 pm

Hi,
I want to shoot a scene. In which an actor enters to a mirror through it's surface, merge with his reflection and then disappears.
How can I do that?
Thanks



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Kalleheikki Kannisto
Re: Entering into a mirror effect
on Feb 10, 2019 at 7:09:26 pm

While I haven't done anything like this, the following would be my approach:

Shoot the person and their reflection on green screen background (behind the actor and the actor's the reflection) in such a way that they are not overlapping. You may need to have the actor "walk" in place to give the idea she walks into the mirror. The actual horizontal movement will be added in AE. Separate both from background, move so that they overlap and it appears they are touching and animate one one way the reflection the other way while masking off anything that should disappear (anything beyond the symmetry plane) as the actor moves into the mirror. Create a static background plate so it looks like the background stays in place while the actor moves.

Kalleheikki Kannisto
Senior Graphic Designer


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ahmet şükrü abbasoğlu
Re: Entering into a mirror effect
on Feb 11, 2019 at 3:05:04 pm

Thanks a lot for your clear explanation.

As I understand; I should use a static photo of a empty mirror which is shooted at the same angle right? Can I merge those two videos at the surface of mirror image?


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