I’m curious if anyone is using their video editing software to add video “effects” (not necessarily “Special FX” like explosions, etc.) to their animations. For example:
- Rather than pan across a large scene, render one large image and use the “Position/Size” editing parameter (the “Ken Burns” effect)
- Rather than rotate the virtual camera, render the sequence then use the “Rotate” editing parameter (requiring a larger frame size render). This can be in three dimensions, say to create “dizziness” (at the end of the video below).
- Cutting out a few frames to create more of a “suddenness” - director Mel Gibson talked about this once for car crashes.
These “effects” have traditionally been in the Adobe “After Effects” realm, but my Magix “Movie Edit Pro MX” has a lot of them built in, and they are more intuitive/interactive than AE IMHO, and way cheaper.
Here is a short video I did using some of this (its live action, so don’t bother if you just want animations):
Any more “tricks” out there? I realize this is like the music version of “fixing it in the mix”, but render time can be prohibitive ....
- Steve K.