Walking thru walls

A Few Quick'N Dirty Tricks With Apple's VideoEditApp

THREE ways to walk through a wall...!

And: you need a tripod doing that!!!

The first is so silly-stupid:

Just cut. 

 

 

 

Edit/Cut off the part, when you "vanish"... by running away.

You walk to the wall…

CUT!

empty wall...

Because of the movement, your tricked the eyes, they "add" the movement through the wall..
 

No? They don't…

No good?


Plan B)

disolve

Same prep as above, cut off the part, were you leave the set...

Now add a fast paced (10 - 15 frames!) disolve...
 

 

 

 

Now, you "disolve" through he wall...!

How's that?

You want more Hollywood style? Lot of work, young padovan, I warn you:


Walking through walls, Hollywood style:

No, no fancy clickydeeclick plug-in, handcrafted!!

 

First of all, create a small sequence by hitting Apple-T at the in- and out-points

Hit share, QT/Expert Options, choose Image Sequence...

 

 

 

 

That generates a bunch of stills, be VERY careful with that option! Your desktop could get crowded within a second.

Create a folder first to store the pics…

My sequence is 19 frames long, looks like this:

 

 

… and, for sure, we need the empty wall... save frame in iM...


Import all that into Photoshop Elements: looks like a  mass...



 Now, look closer:  we have just two layers: background is the empty wall,  on top frame_01 of our exported sequence 


For better control, I set a slight transparency for the top  layer...  now, just erase some parts of the top frame..  I imagine, my knee will go into the wall first... Erase that..  When finished, set layer to a 100%  Give a nice name, processed_01 (that numbering is important later!) Now erase, save, open next frame, lay on top over empty  wall, erase more, save...... 

 

 

 frame_08 of my "walk"… As you can see, I erase with some "organic"  pattern… that looks much nicer.
 

Finally, open that sequence with QTpro by choosing "open  image sequence" 

Save/export as DV stream, 25/30 fps.. 

Import to your iM project...  Just swap the exported-sequence with the processed one... 


 


 

boom! done…  Besides, that "processing" single frames is called  Rotoscoping..

Here's how all three "tricks" look like...






Have Fun With iMovie!