willqen wrote on 1/17/2014, 11:30 AM

Very good!!!

Loved it!!!

Keep it comin,
TeetimeNC wrote on 1/17/2014, 11:33 AM
Alan, hilarious and impressive. Very clever guy. I hope your post leads to discussions on how some of the less obvious ones are done. In general, I wonder how he places his body so it is perfectly aligned for the before and after shots. Like for example, the ketchup spill at 1:20.

Thanks for posting!

AlanC wrote on 1/17/2014, 11:41 AM
Practice, practice, practice. The guy obviously has a lot of patience.
pilsburypie wrote on 1/17/2014, 2:08 PM
I'm easily fooled - not the slightest idea how he does 90% of that. Great!
dxdy wrote on 1/17/2014, 2:41 PM
Chromakey? Very, very well done chromakey is my guess.
GeeBax wrote on 1/17/2014, 4:33 PM
No - it is real magic.
ushere wrote on 1/17/2014, 4:45 PM
Arthur.S wrote on 1/18/2014, 5:50 AM
That's the best thing I've seen for ages. For me to watch over 7mins of it, it must be cool!
JohnnyRoy wrote on 1/18/2014, 10:55 AM
> Posted by: GeeBax "No - it is real magic."

I KNEW IT!!!! :-D

When you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth!

(...or extremely clever video editing)

Very cool... thanks for sharing.

autopilot wrote on 1/18/2014, 12:21 PM
Jedi Kittens!!

( search it on YouTube )
AlanC wrote on 1/18/2014, 12:46 PM
Probably best to analyse some of the tricks frame by frame by downloading into Vegas.
GeeBax wrote on 1/18/2014, 2:41 PM
You could.....

Or just enjoy it for what it is, I agree with Arthur, very little commands my attention for 7 minutes or more.
johnmeyer wrote on 1/18/2014, 2:52 PM
So doesn't anyone actually know how some of these things were done? I don't normally need to do video tricks for my work, but there have been times when it would be very amusing to add one of these to my otherwise dull videos.

Like the punk in the first Dirty Harry movie says to Clint [about whether he fired five or six shots]: "I gots to know!"

DiDequ wrote on 1/19/2014, 2:16 AM
He used Vine a 'simple ?' video editor.
French comments say he also used after effects.
Can do 2 or 3 sequences with Blender. With a hard work... He probably also used a 3D software like 3DSmax, Maya, Blender, etc...


TeetimeNC wrote on 1/19/2014, 7:02 AM
>So doesn't anyone actually know how some of these things were done?

A few (only a few) may be obvious. I think the one where he leaps through the side of the car was:

1. Run and bounce into the side of the car.
2. Position yourself inside car up against that same side of the car and quickly move to the seating position.
3. Splice 1 & 2.

In many others he has been able to use a starting position in clip 2 that is identical to the ending position in clip 1. The only way I can imagine doing something like that is have some kind of device where you can superimpose the live-view image of your current position onto the recorded image ending position. Then, by watching this in a monitor it would be simple to move into the exact same position and begin the action from there. Going by aging memory here but isn't there actually a way to do that in Vegas?

VMP wrote on 1/19/2014, 7:15 AM
Very interesting indeed.

As far as I can see, most of the camera shakes are added later. So he switches the objects between different shots and they are later merged , like stop motion. And some are tracked and composited.
Larry Clifford wrote on 1/19/2014, 9:06 AM
The video has been deleted by the user.
Chienworks wrote on 1/19/2014, 9:42 AM
I would imagine in quite a few of the cases, like falling on the bed for instance, many shots were taken and then the pair that melded together best were used.
Tim L wrote on 1/19/2014, 10:05 AM
Vine is an app for smartphones that lets you post 6 second videos. It is now part of Twitter. The video linked to in the first post was a fast paced collection of these Matt King vine videos. However, it was posted by someone other than Matt King -- the YouTube video had a Russian-language description -- and was getting millions of views, so I assume that's why it was pulled.

You can find Matt "FinalCutKing" King's vine videos here, on one of his official YouTube channels:

To speed things up, simply click on the next video in the playlist (at the right) when the you've seen the essence of the current one.

But the great thing about the collection video that was pulled was the pacing -- one video right after another. Here's the setup, here's the execution, here's the next setup, here's the next execution.

I think many of the effects were just cleverly executed jump cuts. Others -- like the live goldfish in the goblet -- were probably done by masking just the goblet in a second shot and compositing it with 2D or 3D tracked (camera solved) original shot. Some -- like the Matrix-style effects -- use 3D elements composited into a 3D camera solved shot. He probably used After Effects and Final Cut for these, but much of this could probably be done with HitFilm and Vegas.