Swing like Spider-Man: POV Style (After Effects Tutorial)

Swing around like Spider-Man with a POV view using a 360 camera like the Insta360 One X2 in this Adobe After Effects tutorial video.

Spiderman VFX

Spiderman is one of the hottest Super Heroes of this moment. The latest movie was an absolute success and Tom Holland is really nailing it with playing our friendly neighborhood hero. Probably one of his most famous and favorite tricks are being able to swing around with his webshooters.

Creating this effect is extremely difficult without using huge cranes and wires like they do. Luckily JoshVFX came up with a brilliant idea on how to achieve this fairly easy without having to use all this crazy gear.

JoshVFX POV Spider-Man Swing

Shooting the effect as a POV makes is so much easier. This way you don’t have to show yourself swinging from a 3rd person perspective. Meaning no need for cables, cranes or 3D models to replace or move the body around. You only need to get your arms in the shot which you can do with a simple greenscreen.

360 Camera’s

Sometimes when shooting effects 360 cameras are the only way to go in my opinion. A big example is this video, here we needed a camera to travel fast up and down in the sky while also tilting up and down. You can already imagine how hard and difficult it would be to shoot something like this on a normal camera. you would probably need a crane or something.

Lorenzo recording the empty shot

With these 360 cameras being so small and light you can easily attach them on a stick and move it up and down like that. And a huge benefit is that’s all there is to do, we don’t need to tilt the camera around since we have a 360Β° view.

Insta360 One X2

So that brings us back to the Insta360 ONE X2.  For a very affordable price, you can start shooting 360 video from your pocket. Being so compact and giving you all of its post-production features on your phone, it’s pretty awesome! For cinematographer/3D artists It’s a handy tool so definitely check it out!

3 thoughts on “Swing like Spider-Man: POV Style (After Effects Tutorial)”

  1. Amazing! You did the after effects composition part brilliantly!!!!

    I really do hope that you keep on expanding not only this website but . . . who knows your entire channel!!!!

    Regards-

    Michael B

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