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Jan Hansel
Motion trails in AE
on May 28, 2010 at 12:56:05 am

Hi!

I'm looking to achieve this effect:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PULdPep_xfs#t=1m23s

Where they are dancing and leaving a motion trail... I have tried to achieve it in AE through CC Time Bend FX... But the problem is with the "lead" video because the main image just becomes "blurry" and there is no definition. Any idea how it was made here?

Thanks for the info! :)

Jan


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Kevin Camp
Re: Motion trails in AE
on May 28, 2010 at 10:08:16 pm

it looks more like the motion trails were created with an effect like echo.

the trick for this to work is that you would want to have keyed footage and use an echo operator like composite in back or in front, rather than using a blending-mode-like option.

Kevin Camp
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KCPQ, KMYQ & KRCW


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Jan Hansel
Re: Motion trails in AE
on May 29, 2010 at 7:50:47 am

So the footage of them dancing is keyed? That makes the thing much easier.. What about the shadows? Are they added in later with artificial lighting?

Thanks for the info! :)


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