We all love cartoons and anime so this time we wanted to recreate an effect that has more of a cartoonish look to it. In DaBaby’s latest music video he gets pulled through his phone.
As you can see it’s a super fun effect so we had to recreate it. What we need is a phone, a green screen, a friend to help us out and of course a camera to film it and a computer to edit the effect. In After Effects we composite everything together and use the mesh warp effect to get the awesome cartoon effect.
For the lightburst coming out of the phone screen we used a stock clip from Storyblocks. But we can also make this ourselves with the CC Light Burst 2.5 Effect in Adobe After Effects. It’s a simple drag and drop effect that you can adjust to your likings. You’ll need to drag that to a solid layer, give it a color. And then adjust the center so you get the right position for your light burst. Play around with the intensity and ray length to get your desired look.
3D phone or Real phone?
We used a real phone to shoot our falling phone shot. Of course we put some cloth underneath so it wouldn’t fall straight onto the ground. The cloth softens the fall and secures the phones from any damage. What you could also do is use a 3D phone. You can either model this yourself or find a model on the internet. But in my opinion it’s always better do to it for real because that you way you get more creative!
New Cinecom host
What did you think of our new Cinecom host, Lorenzo? Did he do a great job presenting this weeks CopyCat Friday? Since Yannick was on a well deserved holiday and Jordy and Gilles were stuck in their weird habits it was up to Lorenzo to save the day and present CopyCat Friday.
Like I mentioned we used a light burst stock clip from Storyblocks Video. It’s a ginormous online library full of stock clips, overlays and all of that in HD and 4K quality. They also have a huge amount of After Effects templates that are completely customizable. So an ideal tool for professional and amateur filmmakers. To be honest, we use this almost every day at the office because it’s very time saving. Especially when you work with tight deadlines.