Wednesday, August 31, 2016

PE: Special Effect/Creating Clone Pop Ups From An Object

INTRODUCTION

We have been doing a lot of viewing of South Korean film industry movies looking for ideas for opening titles and closing credits for our Premiere Elements homemade family videos. In the course of viewing these movies we were impressed by the excellence of the South Korean movies, actors, and actresses. In this regard, we sought to find out more about the career of Sang Keun Suk (actor, singer, major talent). In Mr. Sang's Facebook page, he currently offers a video (under Videos/Zagda CF 2012) in which a duplicate of himself pops out from himself to form a dancing duo and then another duplicate of himself pops out from himself to form a dancing trio.

ISSUE

Our focus is solely on Premiere Elements. We have no interest at this time to attempt to find the best program to generate the effect referred to in the INTRODUCTION. We want the best we can get from Premiere Elements in our quest to find out if the effect can be achieved in Premiere Elements.

The starting point of this blog focus is to describe the best way found so far to create that pop out effect using Premiere Elements 14/14.1 as the video editor. What is described below is one way...the best way found so far for us. If interested, please give the pop out idea a try and/or try to work out a better way to achieve the effect and apply it to your Premiere Elements projects.

RESULTS

Basically our best pop out effect was achieved using duplicate clips and editing/keyframing the Scale and Position. A sound effect (Body Hit) was used to enhance the pop out effect. The Class Reunion soundtrack from the project's Music Scores was added to embellish the effect. The soundtrack used had a duration of 11 frames and had its Audio Gain increased to 12 dB. The pop out obtained is demonstrated in the following video. Robot 01 from the project's Graphics was used for the clips.

video

The above video was generated from the following project workflow.
Premiere Elements 14/14.1 Windows 7 Professional SP1 64 bit
Project: NTSC AVCHD AVCHD Full HD 1920 x 1080i30
Expert Workspace (Refer to Figure 1)

Figure 1. Pop Out Effect Exploration Using Expert Workflow Premiere Elements 14/14.1.

Video Track 2 clip.
Start/End Points = 00;00;00;00 to 00;00;04;29
No Keyframing

Video Track 3 clip (Duplicate of Video 2 clip)
Start/Eng Points = 00;00;02;00 to 00;00;04;29
Keyframing (Applied Effects/Applied Effects Palette/Motion Panel's Position and Scale properties.)
.....Point 1 @ Timecode 00;00;02;00, Position 960.0 and 540.0 @ Scale 0.0%
.....Point 2 @ Timecode 00;00;02;05, Position 1025.8 and 574.7 and Scale 40%
.....Point 3 @ Timecode 00;00;02;10, Position 1107 and 547.7 and Scale 100%
.....Point 4 @ Timecode 00:00:02;15, Position 1525.2 and 416.1 and Scale 100%

Video Track 4 clip (Duplicate of Video 2 clip)
Start/End Points = 00;00;03;13 to 00;00;04;29
Keyframing (Applied Effects/Applied Effects Palette/Motion Panel's Position and Scale properties.)
.....Point 1 @ Timecode 00;00;03;13, Position 960.0 and 540.0 @ Scale 0.0%
.....Point 2 @ Timecode 00;00;03;16, Position 960.0 and 617.7 @ Scale 40.0%
.....Point 3 @ Timecode 00;00;03;18, Position 370.0 and 524.0 @ Scale 100%
.....Point 4 @ Timecode 00;00;03;23, Position 373.9 and 477.4 @ Scale 100%

COMMENTARY

The RESULTS raw data have now been entered in the RESULTS section in order to include here the intended blog content on the topic of a possible pop out effect created in Premiere Elements. It is important to remember that this blog post is just a feasibility study for a pop out effect using Premiere Elements as the video editor and creator of the effect.

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