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Old June 2nd, 2011, 07:18 AM   #1
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Music speed for music video.

Hello.


I am making a music video for a Rap "song"(?), and the problem here is that the Rap is so fast that my act cant realy keep up with it, it is so fast that when the act tries to rap it on set the words become mumbled and gyberish and you can tell that from lips. To rap it in studio is one thing, but to combine that with movement is harder.

I'd like to know if there is any methods people practice to make such situation easyer.

I'm thinking to slow down the song a little, then make the act rap to it/perform and later speed the video up to match the original rap speed.

What i'm worried about is that the footage might look unrealistic when sped up, aka, act flaping his hands in the air looking all chipmunkish, well, looking sped up.


Or there isnt rly much i can do other than, shoot small parts of the rap till the act gets them right and then edit together.

(i dont want the slowmo lipsync here )


Any sugestions ?
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Old June 2nd, 2011, 02:58 PM   #2
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Re: Music speed for music video.

I have done it the other way round where you play back the track at double speed and set the camera to 50fps (for 25fps PAL system) but it then gives a slo mo effect when played back at correct speed.

You could try it the other way round with playback and camera at half speed (12fps) but any movements may look strange and too fast, it may also make the lip sync look strange but it could be that it works out being a cool effect if the rap track is that fast.

Best do some tests and see what happens, they may love it or think as you say it looks too chipmunk and comical.
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Old June 2nd, 2011, 08:04 PM   #3
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Re: Music speed for music video.

Primus did this effect for their "Shake Hands with Beef" music video. They recorded the video with the music slowed way down, then sped it up to normal speed in post. Great effect.
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Old June 3rd, 2011, 05:27 PM   #4
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Re: Music speed for music video.

I will have to settle for the Good ol Real time speed. :(
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Old June 3rd, 2011, 06:36 PM   #5
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Re: Music speed for music video.

Most reasonable audio software these days can speed up or slow down a track without the "chipmunks" effect.

In other words, change the tempo with no pitch shift.
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