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Old February 18th, 2005, 12:44 PM   #1
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What is this guy using to make this effect

There is a video for this band called Underminded and I was wondering if somone can take a look at it and let me know how they get that get those cool light streaks. Is it a filter or is it post?

The vide can be viewed at http://kungfurecords.com/html/underminded.shtml

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Old February 18th, 2005, 01:38 PM   #2
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Wouldn't a filter be applied in post?
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Old February 18th, 2005, 01:39 PM   #3
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Oh der, you mean like a lens/light/something filter.. doy.


PS, can't find the video on the site..
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Old February 18th, 2005, 01:50 PM   #4
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it's on the right hand side and says 56k or dsl
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Old February 18th, 2005, 02:46 PM   #5
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Do this effect after you've finished cutting and editing the whole composition.

Duplicate your video track. Take the top video layer and set it's composite mode to Screen. Leave your bottom video layer as is.

I'm using Final Cut, so it'll be different for whatever you use, but the idea is the same. Change the levels of the top video layer to really blow out the whites/lights/highlights. In Final Cut, for the Levels filter, my settings where (top to bottom): 40, 0, .9, 20, 100.

Next, add a blur to this channel. The bigger the blur, the more white light swell you have. It takes the highlights you've blown out and softens them against the bottom video layer. The compositing mode combined with the levels filter insures you only get the highlights leaving the rest of the composition intact.

From here, you can tweak your hightlights as you see fit (filters to noise them up, distort, whateva). If you do a wind blow filter you'll get the same really tall/stretched look from the video. Do a zoom blur (Final Cut) and you get a real nice ethereal Ring-like blow out look.

It looks like this:

http://patrick.sunscapeweb.com/Video/test.dv.ff.avi (divx, ~ 7MB)

Hope this helps! I can post some screenshots if you'd like, but they'll be specific to FCut.
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Old February 18th, 2005, 04:13 PM   #6
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thanks a lot man you saved me a lot of head scratching...by the way I am editing on Premiere Pro 1.5
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