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February 17, 2010 5:07 PM Subscribe
What film editing techniques can I use to create a "psychedelic" or just plain unusual look. (There are a few caveats.)
posted by drjimmy11 to Media & Arts (13 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I am going to be shooting something where I want it to have kind of a magical/fantastic/just odd look.
I can't use slo-mo, because I won't have variable frame rates available.
I need to be able to do it easily in Final Cut, or *maybe* After Effects. I have both programs, but I am not much of a VFX guy, and can't afford to hire one.
A few ideas I have:
Filming people moving backwards, then reversing it so they move forward, but in an odd way. (I know this has been done before and is not *my* idea, but I want to try it.)
Creating some kind of strobe effect, where every other, or maybe 3 out of every 4 frames, is replaced with black. Does this make sense and if so, what is the best way to implement that?
Using jump cuts to kind of "stutter" movement in weird ways.
Using sporadic fast motion, switching to normal speed, as kind of a "pseudo slo-mo."
That's all I got so far. So anything else cool I can do, lay it on me, and I will try it. Thanks!