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How to make this Jackson 5-effect?

Jun 17, 2013 7:42 PM

Can you make the following effect with Adobe After Effects CS6 and how?

 

I do have a green screen (chroma key), so if that's necesarry, it's no problem.

 
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    Jun 17, 2013 10:35 AM   in reply to Stan-99

    Echo effect.

     
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    Jun 17, 2013 12:36 PM   in reply to Stan-99

    He could but come on ... there must be loads of tutorials about this, not to mention After Effects' help. Google it and pick a result.

     
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    Jun 17, 2013 1:45 PM   in reply to Stan-99

    I hate posting lmgtfy links but you're asking for it! http://lmgtfy.com/?q=after+effects+echo&l=1

     
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    Jun 17, 2013 2:21 PM   in reply to maxweel

    Apply the echo effect.

    Adjust the number of echos and the time delay.

    Adjust the blend modes.

     

    That's it. You just have to play around with the plug-in.

     
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    Jun 18, 2013 1:15 AM   in reply to Stan-99

    Did you play with the blending modes as Rick said?

    Next time just read the After Effects help! Everything about most effect is explained there: http://help.adobe.com/en_US/aftereffects/cs/using/WS09B6A698-8F9E-4a00 -8D1B-07FC62FB2D30a.html#WS3878526689cb91655866c1103a9d3c597-7a57a

     
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    Jun 18, 2013 5:17 AM   in reply to Stan-99

    Stan, if the image gets brighter, it means that the echoes are blent (or is it blended?) with the original image in a way such that the colors are added or at least not respected.

     

    The last link I sent you explains ALL the details about the effect, so look at the "Echo Operator" part, described as "The blending operation used to combine the echoes".


    From there on you just need to think about what a given blending mode will give you:

     

    - Add and Maximum will necessarily brighten your image,

    - Screen and Blend may also brighten it,

    - Minimum won't obviously, but it also means that the echoes won't appear in dark regions of the image

    - Composite in Back/Front will not affect the brightness of the image, but obviously composite in Front will be useless if you don't have an alpha channel since all the echoes will be placed "behind" your original video

     

    If this doesn't help I can't do anything else.


     
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