ENDLESS DOOR TRANSITION – Jus2 ‘FOCUS ON ME’ (After Effects)

ENDLESS DOOR TRANSITION – Jus2 ‘FOCUS ON ME’ (After Effects)


This video is brought to you
by Storyblocks Video What up you guys, it’s Yannick
here for cinecom.net and welcome to Copy Cat Friday. [Retro electronic music] It’s a series where we recreate effects from
famous movies and music videos. And today we are recreating the door
transitions from Jus2, ‘’Focus on Me’’. [Music] [Cinecom’s intro music] Hello guys, I’m back again to host
this week’s Copy Cat Friday. And like you saw in the intro, we are
recreating a very cool transition effect. When searching for a new idea, we came
across a new Kpop sensation, Jus2. Of course, we know it’s just JB
and Yugyeom from Got7. Do you pronounce it like that?
Anyways. But still, their new music video with Jus2
is pretty awesome and full with effects. We really had a hard time choosing
a certain effect from it, as it has glitches, multiple transitions
and freeze effects. But the one that had the most effect
on us and on the music video clip, was the ‘endless door’ transition. That’s why we decided to
recreate it for you guys, but what’s a Copy Cat recreation
without an awesome set. [Music volume increases] -Over the past months, guys, we’ve
been working super hard in our studio to give it a huge upgrade. For example, we’ve hanged all
of these lights to the ceiling on trust, and we’re going to make a video
about that very soon by the way, but we’ve also created these walls,
which we can use to build sets. Currently, we’ve created a big room,
as you can see behind me. And we’re going to move this wall
right here, the right one more to the left, so that way the door can
become in the middle and so that we have a more
symmetrical hallway. -Okay, like you can see
from our cool set, you’re going to need the hallway
with the door in the middle. It can also be a large room. Just make sure you have a door that
leads to a place with some space, because there you need
to set up the green screen. We are going to place it
behind our set, so that you can see the
green through the door. Of course, you can all do this
at your own home, this set is just because we don’t have
a hallway in our office. -So, all set up… oh no! we’re currently in snow landscape! Oh, what’s that? We’re now in the desert! Oh, no, we’re now in the forest! Oh, no, that were just some stock clips
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first link in the description below. Now that the green screen is placed, we are gonna talk about lighting it. Or better, Jordy is going to talk about it. -These right here are actually some very
old DIY lights that I’ve created in the past. These are just simply fluorescent tubes,
they are the Phillips Grafica, which have a better lighting
quality to them. Here’s a simple fluorescent fixture
around them and that’s it. I’ve mounted it to a normal light stand and, because they are long and
it’s perfect to light a green screen. It’s also very soft lighting,
so that is perfect. Now, the green screen behind the door
should not only cover the background, but also the floor. That is going to give you
a little bit of a problem with the transition between the green
screen and the actual scene right here. We’ve seen in the past that
we can solve this through a wire removal inside After Effects
or by creating and tracking extra masks, but you’re just going to make it
more complicated for yourself. So, the easiest solution is just
by adding some kind of a tape, or by adding a sort of a doorstep
to your scene, just make sure that with whatever you
add in here on top of that green screen, that it seems to be part of your scene,
and that way nobody will notice it. So, I think our set is done now. Let’s have a look at
the camera movement. This is a movement from the front
to the back at a constant speed. In the original clip from Jus2, they probably
used a motion-controlled dolly to achieve this. But we don’t have that kind of gear and we
want to make it accesible for everyone. That’s why we used a gimbal and tried to
walk at a constant speed for every shot. Of course, it’s nearly impossible to walk
at the same speed over and over again. But we have a solution for that
in post production. Now, let’s make the shots. For the first shot at the beginning of the
effect, you can film wherever you want. We for example took our shot
in the parking of our studio. What you need to do, is film
while you walk backwards. Then your actor can come in
and do its thing. Just keep walking backwards for
a while until you have enough bleed. For the second shot in the hallway,
you start very close to the greenscreen. In fact, it should be the only thing
visible in your shot. Then again start walking backwards
until you can’t no more. But keep in mind that you still need
some bleed to make the effect work. It’s not always necessary, but better
to be safe than sorry. And before I forget, you need
two tracking marks. We placed it on the doorpost on top, because this is the first thing you see after
the green screen while moving backwards. But keep in mind that your actor
can’t cover these tracking points, otherwise it will make the tracking
in post production a lot harder. Now you can shoot this in multiple different
hallways or with different actors. When you have so much variation
in the scene and actors, it will enhance the effect. Okay, we have everything for the effect,
now let’s dive into After Effects! First, create a new composition
and place the first shot in this comp. You can already scale it up to 120%
in the Effects Controls. This will make it easier further on. Now it’s time for the second shot,
the one with the hallway. Place this shot on top and let it start
somewhere in the middle of the first shot. It can also start earlier or later, but just make sure the first shot,
it’s movement is long enough to cover a large part
of the second shot. Now let’s remove the green. Go to the Effects Library and
search for the Key Light effect. Drag it to you layer and in the Effects
Controls take the Color Selector. Use this to select the green
within the door. If the key doesn’t work too great, you can always adjust it in the
settings within the Effects Controls. Just keep tweaking until
you get it right. -Now guys, if you’re still having
trouble pulling off your green key, well, I came across a pretty cool solution. We’re going to work together with
Boris FX very soon on the channel, and one of their plugins is called
Primatte Studio. Primatte also works inside
Premiere Pro and it is built upon a similar technology
that Hollywood productions use. Very quick, what can you do with it,
just select what you want to remove, with one click and then you can further
tweak what your green screen is by selecting it and also
what your foreground is. Pretty cool is that for example
here on the bottom we’ve got a huge reflection
of that green screen, but with this plug-in I can simply
select that foreground and say this is part of my
foreground scene. Look how cool that is. And they’re not sponsoring
this episode right here today. I just really wanted to show you guys this
because I think it’s really awesome and I want you guys to know
that this is out there. I’ll make sure to leave a link to this
plugin in the description below. Okay, now you have two shots
on top of each other, both with a movement backwards. But you can see that the
movement doesn’t match when the floor from the
second clip comes in. So now we are going to
fix that with a tracker. Go to the Tracker Panel on the right. If you can’t find it, just go to the top,
to Window and search between the options. Okay, now that you have the Tracker
Panel, click on the Track Motion and enable the Position and the Scale. This will give you two trackers, which you can place over the tracking
points we placed on the door post. The inner square of the trackers can be
small, just big enough to enclose the point. This will tell After Effects that
this is the point to follow. The outer square of the trackers
need to be bigger, this is the search area After Effects
is going to use. Now that the trackers are in place,
you can click on analyze forward. Let After Effects do it’s thing,
but keep an eye on it so that you can intervine
when the tracking goes wrong. After it’s done, go up to Layer, New
and select Null Object. This will create a null object which
you are going to use with the tracking. Again, select the layer you were tracking
and go back to the Tracker Panel. Under the Motion Target you can press
Edit Target and then select the null object. Now you can press Apply and then OK. This will give the null object all the keyframes After Effects made
while doing the tracking. The next step is using this tracking data. Search for the point in your second
clip where the floor becomes visible. Now select the first clip
and make a cut here, you can do this by pressing the
shortcut ctrl+Shift+D. This will create a cut unto a new layer,
select this and right-click on it. Go to Time and press Freeze Frame. This will do exactly as it says,
freeze the frame. Go to the parent pick whip tool
and parent it with the null object. Now the two are connected and the freeze frame will use
the keyframes of the null object. Okay, the only thing that
is bothering me now are the tracking marks
that are still in the shot. But you can easily remove
them with this simple trick. Duplicate a shot with the tracking
marks above the original. Then take the rectangle masking tool
and draw a mask next to the tracking mark. This will give you a smaller
portion of the doorpost. Move this over the tracking mark
so that it is removed. Now go to your layer
and freeze frame it. Otherwise, the image inside your
mask will constantly change. After this, go to the Parent, pick Whip Tool
and parent it to the null object. If done correctly, you’ll now
have a remove tracking mark. Do exactly the same for the other one. As a last detail and if necessary, you can enable the animation for the
position and scale on the freeze frame clip. Adjust these properties of the clip
when moving further in time to keep the ground of the freeze
clip from moving strangely. And that was it for one transition, now you can add as many as you want. It works completely the same
for the rest of the transitions. [Music fades back in] And that was it for today guys! I hope you enjoyed it, thank you
so much for watching, thank you Storyblocks Video
for the support. And like always: Stay Creative!

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