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Jan HanselMotion trails in AE
by on May 28, 2010 at 12:56:05 am


I'm looking to achieve this effect:

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! :)


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Kevin CampRe: Motion trails in AE
by 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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Jan HanselRe: Motion trails in AE
by 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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