Help on technique like Movie Snap shots with info

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    • #37730

      Hi, im a novice video maker and in need of some help. i wanted to know whether anyone knows to do those stop scenes like in some movies.

      for example: a person turns around, *snap* a picture is taken, the person freezes and some messages appear(like name of person), then a couple of seconds later, the camera is rolling and the person is moving again.


    • #167181
      Grinner Hester

      You can freeze it in your NLE and take the time to cut out the principal and change up the background, ect but it’s much quicker, easier, and better to just export that frame into photoshop or after effects so you have more handles and capabilities with it. You’ll find your audio has a big play in the impact of this treatment.

    • #167182

      You can simply run your shot and freeze the exact frame you want in your system. Extend the duration of the still image for the two seconds, and then keep rolling the shot. In many timelines it will appear as three shots (2 cuts): one the initial rolling video until the point of the still picture, then the fragment of the still for two seconds and the third the remaining of the shot in movement. After this, create a new layer in the timeline and insert the titles you want overimpose over the two seconds still and you got the crude effect.

      Of course you can polish the effect. For example: insert a white flash in the moment that the two seconds still fragment start with the sound effects of a photo camera and you get a more dynamic transition. Also the two second still image may be treated through colorization or making it black and white.

      The super text may enter by cut, or you can dissolve in it or animate if your editing system allow this.

      The possibilities are many and others things can be accomplished exporting the image to photoshop and/or after effects. You may add glows and special colorization through many available plug-ins, but of course all this depend of the capabilities of your equipment.

      My first approach (the simple one) may be done in mostly any decent non-linear editor.

      Hope this help.


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