December 31, 2014 at 6:14PM
So, I'm working on a music video right now where wind is an important part of the narrative portion. One of the pivotal shots is of a weather vane turning slightly, maybe 45 degrees. Unfortunately I don't have access to any houses with a weather vane, otherwise I'd go on the roof, turn it myself, and then remove the hand/arm in post. Unfortunately I can't do that. I basically can only quick run and gun a shot and fake the motion in post. I have After Effects, but I'm a complete novice with it. What is the best way I can go about getting this shot and making it look believable?