7 Special Effects That Anyone Can Do For Free

Jun 15, 2015

Udi Tirosh

Udi Tirosh is an entrepreneur, photography inventor, journalist, educator, and writer based in Israel. With over 25 years of experience in the photo-video industry, Udi has built and sold several photography-related brands. Udi has a double degree in mass media communications and computer science.

7 Special Effects That Anyone Can Do For Free

Jun 15, 2015

Udi Tirosh

Udi Tirosh is an entrepreneur, photography inventor, journalist, educator, and writer based in Israel. With over 25 years of experience in the photo-video industry, Udi has built and sold several photography-related brands. Udi has a double degree in mass media communications and computer science.

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If you look at any of today’s high-end commercials you’d soon waive them off with ‘that was done in post’ kinda comment and or most you’d be right. But in this short flick cinematographer Matthew E. Rosen of underground logic shares 7 tips on shooting low budget / high-end look special effects.

Now, while there is something about doing it in the pure-in-camera old way, there are other advantages to doing effects in camera. Sometimes it is the logistics (like using 75 extras instead on 1,000) sometimes it is the complexity (like using a table top glass instead of rotoscoping) and sometimes it is the budget. As Matthew says:

There now so many post possibilities, we tend not to think at the simplest solutions to effects challenges. Sure we can do almost anything in post, but we can also do lots of stuff in camera, instantly, with practically no cost, and often with better results

And after doing commercials for Coca Cola, Globe, Johnson & Johnson and Kraft foods Matthew has a trick or two up his sleeve. And the nice thing about it, is that you can probably go out and do most of those tricks right now without the need for high budget or complicated logistics.

[Tutorial on Cinematography – 7 Special Effects That Anyone Can Do For Free | Matthew E. Rosen]

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5 responses to “7 Special Effects That Anyone Can Do For Free”

  1. Ian Hecht Avatar
    Ian Hecht

    Great to see the creativity involved in getting the shot right off the bat!

  2. cbenci Avatar
    cbenci

    Great article.

  3. bartom Avatar
    bartom

    well done, technology judst replaces creativity at shoot time

  4. ext237 Avatar
    ext237

    Cool post, especially the guy running the wall and the fruit puppets. More like this!

  5. Tomerd Avatar
    Tomerd

    It’s called KISS :)