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DMP Behind the Scenes: Diversity videos

DMP, PhotosMark Hubbard

When the client asks to have four of the same person on screen at once and your cloning machine is in the shop, what do you do? Use a green screen of course! 

We started off by filming each person 4 times. After each "actor" would read their line, we would read out the other lines to give the talent a sense of timing and direct them to look left and right to sell the effect of them all being there with each other.

After filming was complete I uploaded the clips into Adobe After Effects and composited them into the scene together. From there is was just a matter of matching the timing between the clips and animating a virtual camera to move between each character.

The final touch was making them look like paper cut-outs. This actually took me a while to figure out. I tried so many different things but they all looked bad. Then I realized it was actually a super easy solution! I won't bore you with the nitty gritty on that, but it's always good to remember when you're banging your head against the wall and coming up empty, take a step back. Go for a quick walk and clear your head. Then Google the correct answer and realize how easy it actually was. ;)

Click here to see the finished videos.