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Join Date: Jun 2012
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# 16
03-25-2013, 09:20 PM
Originally Posted by starfish1701 View Post
I really liked the 'Matrix' style slow motion parts. I would love to know how you did that, and how long it took to put that together!

The camera sweeps were pretty breath-taking and I have to say that you have really got a style of your own there and it was executed very very well.

I wished I could do that kind of thing with my videos.

Very well done.
Well I've had the ideas for some of the shots like that opening shot bouncing about in my head for about a month or two, though I could never settle on a piece of music I liked. However, actual work on the project I only started this last week with getting demo files and such, and I pretty much started capturing video and editing in earnest this last Thursday and worked non stop to get it done by the end of the weekend. All in all, I'd say it was about 40 hours of work, give or take.

As for the secret to the slow-mo, I will say that pretty much every shot you see slowed down is actually shot slow, and then when they're edited in, the 'normal' portions of the clip are sped back to their original speed. The only hard part really is in mapping out a path that takes place in tenths to hundredths of a second. Sadly if you want to rewind after you miss a mark, you have to start at the beginning of a file, which can get interesting if what you're after happened six minutes in.

Demorecord is an absolutely marvelous tool. It may have its quirks and it does have a very harsh learning curve with the lack of easily available documentation, but in my opinion it's one of the best little known features of STO, and I'm pretty sure you could make it work for you in your own videos