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EffectsLab Camera Shake Tutorial

Posted: Wed, 19th Oct 2005, 11:09am

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irishcult

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This is a tutorial I made because i saw the tutorial in chromator on how to do a camera shake and after a day of using Effects Lab i saw that you can do it in Effects Lab to. SO after a while of use i figured y not make a tutorial on it. You can also see any of my other films and tutorials at
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Posted: Thu, 20th Oct 2005, 3:32am

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Jrad

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Hey that was really kool. Thanks for the Tip!!
Posted: Thu, 20th Oct 2005, 12:05pm

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Thx!

As a beginner in effectslab this tutorial really helped me:-D

Im looking forward to see some more tutorials from you:-)
Posted: Thu, 20th Oct 2005, 5:55pm

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Irishcult,

Now, this is exactly what is needed at FXHome, more video tutorials. What screen capture program did you use? Please, make more tutorials as I find that watching people's video tuts much easier. Thanks again. I think you are either the first, or at least the first in a awhile, to make a homemade tutorial. Keep 'em comin.
Posted: Thu, 20th Oct 2005, 6:35pm

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Hello irishcult, just a few things to say. I saw this on your site the other day, but I am glad that you submitted it to the cinema, because it does more good here, and I now have the opportunity to tell you what I thought of this.

This didn't have the flare and stylization of Tarn's video tutorials, but it was effective, and not bad for your first. Just a few suggestions if you are planning to make another down the road. Music is not common for video tutorials such as this, mainly because it can distract the viewer, but it is your touch, and I find it worked fairly well.

However, if you are going to add music, try to keep the volume rather low, or turn up the volume on your microphone. Or, perhaps a combination of the two suggestions would be good. This should especially apply when the soundtrack you are using has lyrics, or heavy bass drums, etcetera. Essentially, anything that will become louder through out the course of the video, and possibly distract the viewer, or make it difficult to hear you.

Although you did an okay job showing how this can be achieved in EffectsLab Dv, you didn't really touch on how the amount of the scale used affects the range of movement allotted. Now, users should have enough of an understanding of the program, and the concept of artificial movement to know how this impacts the movement, but there will be a small few who do not, and you should try your best to accommodate them.

Although you want to make sure you do not hinder the quality of your tutorial by including too many insignificant details, you do want everyone who views it to walk away with a complete understanding of the effect. You seemed to speak rather clearly through out the tutorial, except the very end, and I think all in all, you did a good job.

Not bad.
Wizard.
Posted: Thu, 20th Oct 2005, 10:12pm

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ragnar

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Excellent points, Wizard. You can rarely over-explain a step. Don't assume anyone knows anything you are talking about, especially if your tutorials are targeted towards the raw beginner.
Posted: Thu, 20th Oct 2005, 10:18pm

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I agree with Wizard... although unlike him, I found that the music in the background was rather awful and distracting. It's a good idea to have music, but keep its volume at about half of what that was and find a song that doesn't have lyrics (and please... no more corny alternative rock!).

Also your voice was rather monotone and dull.

Pretty decent tutorial though, good job.
Posted: Thu, 20th Oct 2005, 11:54pm

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irishcult

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Thats for all the comments i have no objections. I just use print screen for the capture. nothing fansy
Pooky-This is nothing ageinst you or any one else in this forum but it seems to me that u swg and a few other choice ppl in this forum really hate alternitive, heavy metal, and other music that i enjoy. The man reason i use those songs are because i have all the rights to them and until i get the rights to some other music i will be using that music. No offence but could you please stop with the crapy music posts. I understand that you dont like my music and doesnt need to be repeated.

Please and thank you.
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Posted: Fri, 21st Oct 2005, 1:16am

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The tutorial itself was not very helpful for me at the moment, but a good test all the same.


3/5 biggrin
Posted: Fri, 21st Oct 2005, 2:23am

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Regardless of the "crappy music" (too lazy to watch film), you should find non-lyrical music that is royalty free. Also, who cares if you own the rights or not, you aren't selling the film so it doesn't matter. If you want orchestrated music use the FAQ in the Filmmaker's forum.
Posted: Fri, 21st Oct 2005, 12:04pm

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In the Camera Shake effect you should add some blur
Posted: Fri, 21st Oct 2005, 12:22pm

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This was actually a lot better than I thought it was going to be. The pacing was really good and the highlighting of various parts of the program worked well. I personally think you've got a good voice for this kinda thing; calm and clear.

I didn't really notice the music the first time through. But once it was pointed out I did find it slightly distracting. Mainly because it was such a vocal track like others have mentioned. I do think its nice to have some sort of background track though.

I've done screenshots for tutorials before and know how laborious it can get, so I appreciate the effort you must have put into this.

I'd definitely like to see more of these.
Posted: Fri, 21st Oct 2005, 1:50pm

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irishcult

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Hello

Thank you very much for your comments they are greatly appreciated. I look forward to working on my next tutorial. I actually enjoy making tutorials more then scripting a filming but it was my first love.

I will also look into getting some better no vocal music. But I like to have the rights to the music because I entire some competitions and I post them online so I like to keep it safe when it comes to getting sued.

Are there any requests out there for a video tutorial like a certain topic? If so just mention it and I’ll see what I can do.

Thank you again for your replies.

Irishcult
Posted: Sat, 22nd Oct 2005, 12:06am

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Pooky

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Keep in mind you're making this for people to watch, and many people hate corny alternative and heavy metal (me being one of them)... so it's your right but if you keep doing it I don't think I'll keep watching any of your stuff (I hate the music that much).

It might be good as listening music and I have nothing against that, but using it in a movie just makes the movie look like a corny teen popcorn movie.
Posted: Sat, 22nd Oct 2005, 2:49am

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I think good, light techno is good. Check OCRemix.com 3/5, For a tute I would give a 4/5, not perfect, but I can not best this over other movies in the cinema that actually tell stories. Nice work though. Good idea to put a tute in the cinema, but I don't think a tutorial can be compared to other films, nor tests. I think there should be a section of the site for these categories. It's like comparing a dessert to a dinner, they are just different, may be the perfect dessert, 5/5, but can't top the perfect dinner, so why vote in the same category.
Posted: Tue, 25th Oct 2005, 1:08am

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irishcult

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i agree with the sepreat section part maybe just a section in the fourms for tuts.
Posted: Wed, 26th Oct 2005, 8:19pm

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Phil:

As an professional instructional designer, I can say that this is a good tutorial. Do you plan on getting additional Screen Capture software (SnagIt, Camtasia, etc)?

I thought the pacing was good, but I would have liked to see more close-ups of some of the items you chose on the toolbar. But I did like it when you took time to highlight the areas with a red circle or square.

If you're really serious about making tutorials, then you should conisder putting the video you altered before and after your camera shake. And you should put this before your actual tutorial, to show the viewer what the end product will look like. I know you did this at the end, but it would be a good overview of what you're going to teach them. During this time, you can probably do a voice-over on what a camera shake is useful for (such as to help simulate an explosion or a big hit).

I hope to see more tutorials Phil. I definitely learned something and I think a lot of FXHome users will benefit. Keep it up.

Edit - I accidentally gave it a 3, instead of my intended 4. My apologies. I'm sending 10 of my own force points in hopes it makes up for this mistake

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Posted: Sat, 29th Oct 2005, 7:32pm

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irishcult

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Thank you for your comments rudy. I am in the process of getting better screen capturing software and thats a great idea about the before and after clip. I didnt even think about that. Thank you for the force points and it's no big if you do it agein to me dont even worry about it.
Thank you very much
Irishcult
Posted: Thu, 3rd Nov 2005, 4:41am

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I watched this way to late, but I have to say that I liked it very much. I personally have a different method for camera shake, but it does not let you control which way it shakes the way this does. I think that i may use this in the upcomeing movie I am doing.

Despite what others say, I really did like the music a lot. i though it was a very nice backround to have while watching it, I cant immagine it bothering people so much.

I was SHOCKED to see that you did the tutorial through a series of stills. NOW THATS DEVOTION TO A JOB. I cant immagine doing such tedious work as taking that many pictures, and editing them in paint etc. I just dont have the patience smile . But im really glad you did do that though, becuause it allowed you to make the arrows and lines, which is much harder to do to video.

When some people do tutorials, they dont really know what to say and end up murmering indestinct things a lot. I was surprised at how good the talking was on this on.

i think this idea of having a genre of tutorial is a really good idea, i might do one soon.

thanks for the good tutorial irishcult,

sgb4622
Posted: Thu, 5th Jan 2006, 4:22pm

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irishcult

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Thanks Man i'm likin the support. Yea i like to make my work involved and crud exept for my test. Those i could care less about. well thanks for likin it though.
Thank you
Irishcult
Posted: Thu, 12th Jun 2008, 10:50pm

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Thanks man! This will be great for my upcoming movie, it has explosions and this will add some more realism to them