October 9, 2014 at 2:12AM

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How to create this shaking effect?

How would I go about using this "shake" effect as seen in this music video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t99r8JSdI7s

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Easy way? mmmm with a little vibrator connect to the circle of the camera.

October 9, 2014 at 1:45PM

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Ragüel Cremades
Film producer and director
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In camera, whack the camera where you want shake. Or do it like Spielberg in Saving Private Ryan and attach an electric drill to your tripod.

In post, you can easily do it in After Effects, albeit less realistically. Add a wiggle expression to the position of the footage and tie the first parameter ("how often per second") to a slider control, then keyframe that slider. Turn on motion blur.

If you don't have AE, then just keyframe a 5 frames of "wiggle" and copy/paste those keyframes wherever you want. Try to add motion blur, if possible.

October 10, 2014 at 10:08AM

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David S.
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Actually, what I’d say they did there is bump the camera around a little bit while they’re filming the scenes (not too much, as it doesn’t take a whole lot) and then they stabilized the footage in post.

I discovered this effect by accident in Final Cut Pro X, that if you have a subject in the center of the frame and the camera gets bumped, applying stabilization to the footage ends up keeping the subject centered, but the background looking all ripple-y like that. Depending on your shutter speed, your subject can get a bit motion blurred when you whack the camera. You could try cranking the shutter speed up to avoid that.

I was actually thinking of trying this on purpose for a music video, but it looks like someone beat me to it. :)

October 10, 2014 at 11:14AM

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Ryan Toyota
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There's a plugin you can use in after effects called Twitch. Maybe mask the subject out and apply Twitch to make the background, "twitch".

October 10, 2014 at 10:43PM

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Reggie Brown
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