I made this video for an assignment for video and animation class.
Have you ever made a video in which you are your own twin? You can make a twin video without using a green screen.
Here’s what you’ll need.
- A camera (cell phone, tablet, or DSLR)
- A steady tripod
- A stand-in and string (optional)
- Adobe Premiere Pro
You can get a bundle of things like this if you are just starting out making videos. Maybe put it on your birthday list, Christmas list, or on your vision board.
Here’s how I did this video!
- I put the camera on the tripod and set up two chairs. You can use a string and put it on the floor so that you know what line not to cross.
- I wrote a script, and practiced it so that I would know how long to pause during the conversation with myself.
- I got my brother to sit in one of the chairs so that I would know where to look when I was talking to my twin. We aren’t the same height, but it was close enough. Once I had practiced the script, I pressed record. and said my part.
- My brother and I then switched chairs, pressed record, and did my twin’s part.
- After I finished both videos, I loaded them onto two different tracks in Adobe Premiere Pro. I cropped out my brother using the crop tool in the effects panel. You can either crop right or left, using the string as a guide for when to stop or just making sure the background matches and looks seamless.
TIP: Try to do it in a room where the light is consistent. If there is sunlight and clouds, the movement of the sun and clouds will change the lighting and ruin the illusion.
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I hope you liked this simple tutorial to help you make a twin video! You can also use Adobe Premiere Rush to do it if you want to do this on your phone or tablet.
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