In this week’s Copy Cat Friday we aren’t recreating one music video, but two. In the newest video from Offset and A$AP Rocky, you have this effect where the camera moves from the left to the right. Nothing special you think. But while moving the camera, they use a certain object or person as a foreground. Then they use this foreground and mask to the right of it and so introducing the new scene. This will leave you with a smooth transition from scene to the next scene.
Both of the clips use the same effect, but they execute it a little bit different then each other. In Offset’s music video they use a motion controlled pan head to create a circular movement that moves constantly at the same speed. This will make it easier to combine the scenes. As they all move in the same arc and speed, it’s much easier to mask and match. In contrast with this, in A$AP Rocky’s clip they made their shots handheld or with a gimbal. Here they really move throughout the scene, creating more dynamic. Another thing they did differently, are the actors that are standing still. It’s like you are moving throughout a snapshot of the moment. Some actors are even hanging still in mid air, while the camera moves around them.
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