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Wednesday 18 September 2013

Show Your Creativity by Adding Special Effects on Vine and Instagram Videos!

Yes, you can become "Insta famous" just by adding a filter or hashtags to a selfie. The actual pros live on video.

Vine and Instagram both have offered great platforms for the users to display their creativity. Just by using the cameras of their mobile phones, users continue to surprise these social networking channels with their exceptional and smart approaches.

The special effect videos these days available on these social networking communities are the most impressive ones currently. Cloning, reflections etc. are few of the most liked and shared ones on Vine and Instagram. These are the videos that generates numbers of “Whoa, how did you do that?” comments from others who are eager to learn the tricks.

The following three are the most popular video effects these days on these networking platforms. Let's see how special effects can be added to a simple video captured:

1. Hands Free 

A hand free is the simplest trick to add effects and for this, you just need your cell phone with you. The app for both Vine and Instagram needed is to touch the screen to record the video. You can also do a hands-free video through the touch feature in your cell phone.

Well, iPhone users must be glad as Apple has already provided this smart feature in the devices but if you are an Android user then sorry as the assistive touch apps do not provide the feature yet.

Go to Settings > General > Accessibility and scroll down. Under “Triple Click,” option, change the setting. It will let the device to triple click of the home button on Assistive Touch. Now, go back one screen and tap “Assistive Touch” under “Physical and Motor,” to check that your assistive touch is turned on or not.

As soon as it gets activated, you’ll need to set up three gestures: a six second, one second, and instant touch. Now, you need to tap “Create New Gesture” to create them. For the last six second touch, touch and hold on the screen till the bar gets filled up. Save it then as "6 Seconds". For the one second touch, you need to move your finger in order to make your device recognizable for a second. Save this as "1 Second". For the instant touch, touch the screen for a second and save it as "Instant".

 Open the Vine or Instagram app, turn on assistive touch and select one of the gestures and record. Do not forget to turn off the assistive touch after recording.

2. Alien Abduction and Other Spatial Tricks 

For all walkers and abductees, this effect is the simplest one. You need to flip the room on its side. In this Vine video, the room is set up that lets the bed incline against the wall and not on the floor.

Therefore, the table is flush up beside the dresser so that it gets a support. When the “abduction” takes place, he just needs to walk and act as if he was being beamed up.

The entire effect and video is simple to create but the only toughest part is to get creative with the setting. You can use a curb as a shelf and hang from it. Flip a room on its side and walk on the walls. Just add to your creativity and do it.

3. Reflection, Cloning and Freezing Time 

One more interesting effect includes reflections that do not follow the real life aspects anymore. Have a look on the video below:

Just phone settings do not work here as these types of effects involves more than that. You need to have a regular camera with you to capture the visuals. Set up in a manner so that it is not visible in the mirror, in addition to video editing software.

The actual idea is to record both parts of the video, the real you and the cloned one. Now, by using the video editing software, merge the two videos together.

 After editing or merging the videos, you need to download two programs, Handbrake and I-Funbox that enable you to upload it on the Vine and Instagram.

 NOTE: The video must not be more than 7 seconds in length.

What special effects are you using or have seen on the Vine and Instagram? Share your creativity with us if you are also a video wizard.


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