6 Replies Latest reply on Sep 19, 2011 11:14 AM by Muhammad_Irfan_ciit

    3D time freeze effect


      I attempt to make simple time freez effect but now I am trying to make 3D time freeze effect video but failed...I had searched alot,viewed some tutorials,discriptions but they didn't work.

      As an example http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C5yhxqkJiAQ&feature=player_embedded

      any tutorial or suggestion?

        • 1. Re: 3D time freeze effect
          Todd_Kopriva Level 8

          There's a making-of video for the example that you gave:



          Keep in mind that this kind of thing is a lot of work, including planning, lighting, directing, and shooting.

          • 2. Re: 3D time freeze effect
            Rick Gerard Adobe Community Professional & MVP

            This is an example of using actors freezing their position while the camera is moving. Motion control cameras would not be required for a short shot but definitely required for this long of a shot. There's another example using a technique called Bullet Time which uses a bunch of cameras that are not moving to photograph the subject simultaneously from dozens or even hundreds of angles and then a single frame from each camera is taken used to create the camera movement. There is a very recent thread on that technique.


            Both require very careful planning, camera work, and post production skills. Both are time consuming projects. I'm not trying to discourage you. Just don't expect to walk out in the back yard and film your friend jumping the patio table with your phone, then turning it into something like you've seen here.

            • 3. Re: 3D time freeze effect
              Muhammad_Irfan_ciit Level 1

              As i told u that i had already seen alot of videos like that including the making of this video but didn't find that help me.......

              And MR. Todd_Kopriva and Rick Gerard i had also seen the making of Matrix bullet effect and some other videos where they use dozens of cameras , fit on the set to capture the scene.

              Their are many techniques to do that but

              they are quite expensive and need experts on post production.

              As use here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_KtghA0rkDY or the rail use here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jrd8kgWlku4&feature=related.i have also seen freddiew's http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eJvXfV87Aks,Video copilot andrew kramer's tutorials http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DQEh5ZfrRFc but they are useless.

              i can also do that @ home by another simple technique

              that is :if i take video shots in fast manner and my characters stand still in the movie and in editing i slow down the motion speed,then my character's movement will look like they are standing still.,their small movements will covered by the slow motion effect......

              But this is not the perfect techinique to make a nice time freeeze effect video this may be a stupid technique to make a video.


              Looking for suggestions........

              • 4. Re: 3D time freeze effect
                Rick Gerard Adobe Community Professional & MVP

                At very minimum you'll need 3 camera angles and repeated action. You'll need to learn about Time Remapping and Rotoscope. You cut out our actors using rotoscope techniques. Then you time remap your actors to change the speed of the playback. Then you set up the layers in 3D space and fly a 3D camera around the three shots of your cut out actors from different angles carefully matching frame and position.


                Now that you have the actors part the way you want it it's time to work on the background. You have to fill in the hole where the actor was. This is usually easiest if you have shot some shots without the actors that fairly closely match the shots with the actors. You create the same background plate by stacking the 3 shots up in 3D space and carefully transitioning between them as you move the camera.


                Now you put the foreground and background together. A little warping, a little careful planning, and you'll pull off a 2 or 3 second shot. If you want to do something like the Carosell example you posted at the start of this thread you'll be at it for months. Amazing visual effects can be produced on any modern desktop or laptop computer with a very modest budget measured in dollars but there's no way I know of to reduce the budget in time that's required to pull off this kind of visual magic.

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                • 5. Re: 3D time freeze effect

                  The link Todd gave you isn't the best one, try this one: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5wBZuxeApe0&NR=1


                  Once you have access to a 3D Motion controlled camera tracking thingy, just inject your actors with a mild dose of Spider venom (or some other toxin that will paralyse your actors), shoot the plates (with no actors), string up your paralysed actors in weird gravity defying poses, shoot scene with actors and the same camera movement as with plates, remove wires in post using your camera tracked plates, learn a real 3D program and use camera tracking data to composite in the 3D effects.


                  Everything is possible if you have the time, knowledge and budget. Good luck.

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                  • 6. Re: 3D time freeze effect
                    Muhammad_Irfan_ciit Level 1

                    Thank you for your time Mr.Rick Gerard and racer_300m,I will try my best to make a perfect video not like this but close to this.