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- February 21, 2020 at 12:03 PM #72040443saxkParticipant
Hi guys, im struggling with a shot and wonder if anyone can help me, or tell me its impossible and thats why im struggling.
im filming for a yoga retreat and i want to punch upto a triagle hole in a wall and then continue through on the other side, see the screen grab.
i know my movement needs to be the same speed and framed identically. but im struggling with what kinda transition i should use to link the two clips.
any advice would be awesome, id love to acheive this shot and its something ive always admired in other peoples work.
- February 24, 2020 at 9:38 AM #72040820JackWolcottParticipant
If your editing program allows it, try this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=esscZeSI0RI
If that won’t work you can accomplish the move this way: Lets call the rooms “dining” and “living,” the latter being the room in which the figure is seated. Set up your camera in the dining room, zoomed wide enough to show the hole and the wall in which it is located. Now zoom in slowly until your framing has moved past the edges of the hole and the frame is filled with a long shot of the living room. Now move the camera into the living room, being careful not to change the height of the camera and frame up a medium or medium-close-up of the room, with the figure centered in the frame. Then move the camera closer and shoot an over-the-shoulder of the work on the table in front of the seated figure.
Then you edit this cut between each shot to blend one view into the next.
- February 24, 2020 at 9:39 AM #72040808JackWolcottParticipant
Take a look at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=esscZeSI0RI for one solution.
If this doesn’t work for you, type “How to zoom video shot through a wall” in Google and look around at the several suggestions there.
If nothing there works for you, try this. Start with your camera zoomed out, with the triangular hole and part of the wall showing. Zoom in until you have “passed through” the wall with your framing and continue zooming in to the adjoining room until you have a nice cover shot. Then move the camera into the adjoining room, in line with the hole (at your back) and shoot a medium close-up of the seated figure and perhaps an over-the-shoulder close-up of the work on his desk.
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