Pop Bubble Gum From Your Eyes in After Effects

Learn how create the bubble gum blowing eyes effect like in Megan Thee Stallion and Dua Lipa’s music video Sweetest Pie. In this tutorial you will use motion tracking and some rotoscoping in After Effects.

Eye Effects are Everywhere

One of the most common music video effect you’ll see is probably something with the eyes. It’s an extremely easy effect to execute and will always evoke some kind of reaction from the viewer. This week for example Megan Thee Stallion and Dua Lipa released their latest music video Sweetest Pie. In here we can see such an eye effect.

Bubble Gum Eye Effect From the Music Video “Sweetest Pie”

They were not the only ones that did this recently. Just one week before Machine Gun Kelly and Lil Wayne also released a music video for “ay!” Where they used a eye effect.

Eye Effect From the Music Video “ay!”

Breakdown

For 99% of these eyes effects you have the same process. You always start with tracking the movement of the eye. Then It’s time to grab the other clip you want to blend in and rotoscope that object out. After that you can attach the tracking data to it. With masks you can fine tune the edges depending on the movement of the eye. And to finish it off you can use the clone stamp tool to paint away the eye where it’s still visible.

Storyblocks

Big thanks to Storyblocks for the support on this video. Their community driven library always help us to find something perfect for that particular VFX shot. They really help us to bring our Visual effects to life, without compromising on anything.

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