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.
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!"
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...
>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?
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.