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    Does anyone have any tips on how to do that effect you see sometimes where one person in a scene is moving really slowly or standing still and others around them, in front of them and behind them are speeding by?

    I am guessing you just need to get the person to stand really still and then speed up the clip.

    But I wonder if there's a software trick (I'm using cs3) - like is there a software feature equivalent to the magnetic lasso in Photoshop that would enable you to cut out everything except a certain figure, and then matte out the rest of the picture? I know you could do it in green screen, but I like the effect where people also walk in front of the subject, and I can't imagine how you do this with software.

    Thanks,
    jaym01

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    Shoot some video out on a busy street, then shoot your talent standing in front of a greenscreen. In either your video editing program or compositing program, speed the street footage up and put it on a layer below the one where the talent was shot. Another way would be to shoot it all on the street but with a dividing line separating the talent and everyone else. It could be the corner of a building or even a street light. Duplicate the video, put it onto separate tracks and crop the top video layer so you make a hole in it and are able to see what is underneath. Then speed up or slow down whichever clip you want to.

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    Hmm, I get it - I'll give it a go - thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nikosony View Post
    Shoot some video out on a busy street, then shoot your talent standing in front of a greenscreen. In either your video editing program or compositing program, speed the street footage up and put it on a layer below the one where the talent was shot. Another way would be to shoot it all on the street but with a dividing line separating the talent and everyone else. It could be the corner of a building or even a street light. Duplicate the video, put it onto separate tracks and crop the top video layer so you make a hole in it and are able to see what is underneath. Then speed up or slow down whichever clip you want to.
    Masking - and lots of it. Learn to embrace the roto. LOVE IT!

    Use the Timewarp effect to speed up the rest of your footage - with some tweaking it'll leave nice long trails of your sped-up street scene.
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