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[Ambience and footsteps sounds] Jordy here for!
and it is Copy Cat Friday. In this series we break down the effects from
a popular music video or famous film. And today we’ll have a look at Contact and in more particular the scene where Jena
Malone runs up to the stairs to the bathroom to get into the medicine cabin. But as she approaches you can see that the camera moves
through the mirror of that cabin. Now, before we start explaining
how that was done, I first like to mention that we’ve actually launched
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other courses as well. The first thing you’ll need
to do is find a little cabin. And it doesn’t even need to contain a mirror
because we’ll be placing a green screen in there. I simply printed out some
green colored papers and pasted them on top
of the actual mirror. Next up we build a little set, but you can of course
also do this at home. To make it yourself easy though, make sure
the cabin can be reached from a straight line. As for the lighting, I made sure that
I had a soft box coming from the top to eliminate as much shadow
as possible, which will make it easier
for pulling off green key. Now comes the filming. Of course we can’t actually
move through that cabin, so we’re going to make two shots. The first shot is where you
wanna follow your actor. Important here is that you’re holding a long
shot and that you take a little distance too. You can even give your talent
more headspace than usual. At a certain point, the actor
will open the cabin. And at this shot you’ll have to
pretend that there is a cabin. The camera guy should continue
to walk backwards and at the same time pan at the same
speed as I am opening the cabin. So that was the first shot. The second shot will be at
the cabin as an over shoulder. The camera will start
near the green screen, make sure it’s the only thing
you see when you start the shot. Then move backwards as
your actor opens that cabin. Now, pay attention that your opening
the cabin at the same speed and that the camera is moving at the same
speed as the previous shot as well. We needed a couple of trails
to get the timing right, so make sure that you also practice first
if you would ever use this in a real shoot. Let’s bring everything
into Premiere Pro. I have the two shots
here in my timeline and the first thing that we’ll do is
the green keying on the second shot. You’ll find out that it’s not
so simple to key it out. The lighting is not ideal, you have
a moving green screen, so that are all complications. To fix that, I’m opening up
the Lumetri color window first. If you’re shooting flat or in a
log profile, apply a LUT first or do a basic color correction. Next up we’ll move over
to the HLS secondary. Here I can use the color picker
to select the green. I enable the Mask View
from this checkbox and can now refine my color selection through
the hue, lighting and saturation selectors. Make sure to play your clip and
check if everything stays selected as the cabin opens. Once you got the selection right, disable the mask and now we’re going to make sure that that
green selection is extra green and more vivid. Simply slide the tint all the way
to the green side and increase the saturation. Now it will be a lot easier
to pull of that key. Head over to the Effects library
and locate the Ultra Key. Drag it to your clip and use the
color picker to select the green color. You might wanna refine your key a little
with the controls below. However, it’s not a huge problem
if the key is not perfect. And we’ll get into that
in just a moment. The first clip sits inside the mirror,
so we’ll have to flip it. Simply drag the Horizontal Flip effect
from the library to that clip. Then put that second clip on top
of the first one and align it so that the timing
is correct. Pay attention to the hands, so that they perform the same actions
at the exact same timing. We’re also going to re align
and scale the first clip. And that was the reason that
we shot it in a wider frame. The imagine inside the mirror has
to match with the second shot. Just as I’m opening up the cabin I’m
creating a keyframe for the position. Then move a little
back in time and rearrange my position
to a framing that I like. The effect should already
be working now, but there’s one final detail that we must
complete and that is back at the keying. You’ll find out that the keying
might not be perfect, but as you can see
in the example, it also doesn’t matter that much. It looks like stains and makes
the mirror more realistic. However, I do want to
keyframe the pedestal to have a more aggressive keying in the
beginning and slowly make it less aggressive. That way the transition through the
mirror fades in, instead of a hard cut. And the same thing goes for
when the cabin opens. You might wanna keyframe
the pedestal or another property as your green tint
is changing here and you might wanna change
the look of the reflection here. Going back into the mirror
works exactly the same, so I’m going to leave that
up to you, guys. Thank you so much for watching and as always, stay creative! Jordy here for! And it is Copy Cat Friday! Isn’t that right, Sprinkles? Oh yes, it is! He doesn’t want that. Jordy here for!
And it is… Jordy here for cinecom…

100 thoughts on “Camera THROUGH MIRROR Transition – Premiere Pro Tutorial

  1. Super la forma que explicas y la creatividad soy de Cali Colombia y estoy siguiendo tus tutoriales ya que me apasiona la producción audiovisual y está clase de manera de lograr resultados, qué bien.

  2. AEWW MANO me chamo marcone sou do brasil – pernambuco OS VIDEOS são tops showwww amo, e aprendo muito, desejo tudo de bom e sucesso manos

  3. The first time I saw CONTACT I was totally blown away by that shot! You've done a great of showing how to recreate it. Congrats!

  4. Hi I've replicated your camera trick for an assignment & I'm facing a peculiar problem as soon as my second clip starts there's a general blackening in the overall picture ,CAN YOU PLEASE HELP

  5. Awesome as always Jordy – Helping me with the passion I have of film & photography, although very much the newb. #rocks #jordy #Cinecom #CopyCat :/

  6. i just watch these to make music video i am working on one so if anyone wants to see the student of Jordy (who is me) so click on my picture

  7. عمل جميل احسنت …. انا اعتقد ان الذي يتقن جميع مقاطعك !! يمكن ان يصبح مخرج افلام✌🏻 انت استمر في هذا العمل انت مبدع فيه😄

  8. It's a decent effect, but it's noticeably green screened. There's a possibility they just did it smoother in the movie, but there's also a visible angle near the edges of the mirror in the movie with what looks like real diffraction. I'm not 100% sold this is how the movie did it, but a good attempt.

  9. After watching peter video I was thinking about how they did this but after watching cinecom I know how to do it .just love your copycat Friday cause it helps a lot .

  10. Couldn't you just angle the cabinet so that you can film through it without the cameraman being seen, and when "coming out" of the mirror rotate the cabinet or have the guy shift in front of it?

  11. Very bad acting, the position of the thumb is different

    Just kidding, thanks for the amazing explanation !!!

  12. it works, but is it really how the shot from contact was made or is it an alternative technique ?

  13. IM wonder why you said using green and key for removing it and so many ways for removing this green that dont have a good tone !! acctually the miror is a for corner object ! you simply can just use it even without removing ! just put youre video and match it to the size of miror corners and if you want to do it more easily you can simply use 4 corner tracking and then a corner pin (in nuke it has this name ) . no need for any green and keying

  14. Why not use a normal mirror then with some zoom effects we can do exactly like the clip at the beginning of the video…

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