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  • [Music]

  • -Was I daydreaming there! Ha, ha!

  • [Cinecom's intro music]

  • Jordy here for cinecom.net and welcome again to Copy Cat Friday!

  • Woo!

  • Double flip!

  • Oh! Ha, ha!

  • So, like I was saying my name is Jordy for cinecom.net

  • and you're watching Copy Cat Friday.

  • A weekly series where we recreate an effect from a popular film or music video.

  • And this week the music video SAD! from XXX Tentacion

  • was trending out of the roof!

  • Honestly, I don't follow the artist, but I did take a good look at his music video

  • and there're two times where we see this transition

  • where we zoom through his eye into another scene.

  • -So, Jordy is trying to attempt a laser flip,

  • you know, the trick he fell down with and broke his wrist.

  • -Agh! F#*k!

  • [Music]

  • -Look at him now! How cute! -But I got protection now.

  • Maybe also the other wrist.

  • -How cute! He's like a little skater boy!

  • -Alright, one try. If it fails, it fails.

  • That's it.

  • -Damn it!

  • In the original videoclip you can see the rapper sitting in a dark room

  • on a chair.

  • He is lit by one single light and that is some sort of a softbox

  • like you can see over here, or a very large soft frame,

  • but, important is that you're going to cut off the light.

  • Now, we're using a grid for that,

  • and that way the light won't spill on the walls, etc.

  • This right here is a dome from Aputure,

  • this is the 120D, so it comes with tons of accessories

  • like this dome, for example, which you can take off, etc.

  • this here is the actual light.

  • This is the first-generation softbox, I think, and it didn't come with a grid,

  • so I found this one on eBay, I'll also leave a link to it in the description below.

  • Currently they do have a second generation of these soft boxes,

  • which I'll also leave a link to in the description below,

  • and they do come with one of these grids.

  • We want to have the lights coming more from above, so not so much from the side,

  • which is why I have hang it on this C-stand right here,

  • which allows me to extend the light a little bit further

  • and that way the stand itself won't be in the frame.

  • It's important that you have the light somewhere above of the subject

  • so that we don't have too much shadow on the floor

  • and that he's also lit here on the top,

  • and we don't have too much bright areas on his face.

  • To have more depth in your shot

  • it's important that your lighting is coming from the other side of your subject

  • so, actually on the back.

  • and that is why that I'm actually turning this softbox right here,

  • not really above him, definitely not on that side

  • where it's sitting more in front of the camera,

  • but I'm going to turn it behind him, like this.

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  • So, that was the first shot, or actually the second shot,

  • Let's now take the first shot which is outside

  • and I'm going to take off the sweater because it's 30 degrees outside...

  • ...Celsius, and that means it's pretty darn hot.

  • So, for this shot I'm wearing the palms shirt.

  • Yep!

  • In your first shot that we're taking second,

  • it's not really important that you shoot this from a slider,

  • you can also just shoot this from a tripod,

  • but it is giving more dynamic your shots.

  • Yannick! put the camera away.

  • So, you can use one.

  • So since the sun is shining in my face

  • we're going to add one of these light cutters, which also goes on to a c-stand.

  • We're going to go inside because I have trouble to keep my eyes open,

  • there's too much light here.

  • Laser flip, take 3.

  • -Damn it! Agh!

  • So we've got our two shots, let's bring 'em intro Premiere Pro.

  • The transition itself might seem easy, but it's actually not.

  • And that is due to many glitches and bugs within Premiere.

  • But after many trials and errors, we did found an easy way to make it work.

  • Let's start off by placing your clip into a timeline.

  • Since my head and the camera is moving a little bit,

  • we're going to cut the last part of the clip

  • and add a Frame Hold to it.

  • This is going to make it easier for us to zoom into the eye

  • and not having to motion track the mask.

  • So, with that selected, head over to the Opacity

  • from which you can click on the Ellipse Mask preset.

  • Change it's size an position to cover the pupil of your eye.

  • When you're done, make sure to invert the mask.

  • Next, you wanna duplicate the clip you've just applied the mask on to the layer above.

  • From this duplication we're going to remove the mask.

  • Trim it and add a cross dissolve on the end.

  • This will let the hole in your eye fade in.

  • Then select everything, right click and choose Nest.

  • Now let's create that rotation.

  • You wanna apply the Transform effect to this nested sequence.

  • Head to the point where your Frame Hold starts.

  • Here you wanna place the anchor point of the Transform effect in your eye.

  • This is important because the anchor is the point

  • where the effect will rotate around and zoom into.

  • You wanna have both of these crosshairs on the exact same point.

  • However, moving one will push the other as well, so...

  • it's a little trouble here, but you can do it.

  • I believe in you!

  • Once that sits in place, we can animate the scale to 300 or 400%.

  • It depends on the resolution of your clips.

  • If you go too far Premiere will crash.

  • Then also animate the rotation and let it make one complete turn.

  • For a smoother transition, you can ease out both of the starting keyframes

  • and when you expand the scale and rotation properties

  • you can pull on the levers to make sure that the animation starts very smooth

  • and speeds up slowly.

  • Finally, disable Composition's Shutter Angle and set one of your own

  • to get some nice motion blur in there.

  • Now, we're going to nest this nested sequence again.

  • We have to do this to avoid another glitch in Premiere.

  • Luckily this is the last time, however.

  • On this new nested sequence, we're again going to move the anchor point on the eye.

  • This time it can be the anchor point of the normal Motion property.

  • I ran into an issue where the clip seemed to zoom in below the anchor point.

  • That's why I'm placing it a little bit above my pupil.

  • Now, just simply animate the scale

  • and increase it so that it goes through your eye.

  • Like before, I'm choosing ease out on the first keyframe

  • and pull on the lever to let it start smoothly.

  • So, that is the first part of the transition which was the most complex.

  • The second clip goes below your first, as you want them to overlap a little bit.

  • Just like with the first clip, we're adding a Transform effect to it.

  • If you like, you can change the anchor point again, but it's not necessary.

  • Animate the rotation and let it turn 360°. Then also animate the scale.

  • This time I'm going from something like 50 to a little bit over 100.

  • Make sure to smoothen out the keyframes too.

  • Again, to avoid problems, right-click and nest the clip.

  • What you wanna do now is reposition and scale the clip to make it fit in your eye.

  • You might also need to nudge the clip to synchronize...

  • ...the rotation with your first clip.

  • If it would go too fast or too slow, then go back into the rotation animation

  • and move the keyframes closer or further apart.

  • With a little trial and error you should get the clip in the right spot.

  • Since I scaled down my second clip to make it fit within the eye,

  • I'm going to animate the scale of that property as well

  • back to 100%, as it reveals itself.

  • I've gone many times back and forward between the different keyframes

  • and their animation curve to make sure that everything fits nice together.

  • There's one final thing I'd like to show you guys,

  • and that is the stop-motion effect we also see in the music video.

  • Pretty cool is that the zoom in animation goes fluent,

  • but the movement of the actor not.

  • This is super simple. Double-clicking on the second clip to open up the nested sequence,

  • we're going to add the Posterize Time effect to it.

  • And this allows us to set the frame rate of that clip to 12,

  • which creates that stop-motion feeling.

  • Now, important is that you move this effect above the Transform.

  • Else, you will also add the lower frame rate to the transform animation

  • And that is obviously not what we want.

  • [Music]

  • Coming back out of the eye works obviously exactly the same...

  • ...but then the other way around.

  • Now I'm gonna try and do that laser flip one more time.

  • Lorenzo, get the camera!

  • [Music]

  • Yeah! Woo-hoo!

  • Yes!

  • Yes! Yes!

  • That was like, the one hundred try.

  • Lorenzo, you do the Outro.

  • -First, give a big thumbs up for Jordy's laser flip,

  • thank you for watching, thanks Adorama for sponsoring this video,

  • and, as always...

  • -Stay creative! Now, get back to work, you guys!

  • -Agh!

  • Ah, ha, ha, ha!

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EYE ZOOM TRANSITION from XXXTENTACION in Premiere Pro

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