One of the first effects I did as a kid was filming a friend, having them leave frame, then starting the camera again. Tada! Disappearing act done.
Well these days a disappearing effect should be a little more… advanced.
In this video, Casey Faris walks us through a straightforward way to achieve it.
Here are some of the steps you’ll learn:
- Making a clean plate from handheld footage
- Tracking the video
- Using the clone brush
- Creating the effect
- Adding a warp & glow
Gedaly is the Managing Editor of DVResolve.com and a Blackmagic Design Certified Trainer. He’s edited commercials for major brands and has done color & VFX for independent films. He consults on post-production workflow and creating online education. Gedaly is the co-founder of Working.Actor, a former marketing manager for large brands, and creates original film projects with his production company Razee.