Rap Beef Final Project

The tools I used was the mask tool, the motion tracker, and text animation. I sketched out a storyboard of what I had in mind to do.

This video helped me get a better understanding of motion tracking. The mask tool I felt was the most successful. The motion tracker tool needed the most improvement. This is because the faces and the background have similar color so, this caused the tracker to move to it. Screen Shot 2016-05-25 at 12.56.53 PM

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What I had to do was find the images of each person’s face and cut them out.

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After I did that, then I motion tracked all the faces to the proper heads.

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The last thing to do was add the text. In which I used text animation. This tutorial helped me:

My intentions is to display the rap beef between Drake and Meek Mill. I wanted to use a scene from Straight Outta Compton. So I had Drake, Future, and 50 Cent on one side. Meek Mill and Rick Ross on the other side. This showed how Meek Mill appeared to have the upper hand. Until, Drake brought out the “big guns” and made the statement about Meek Mill not being as tough as he claimed. It was based off of a famous rap beef between Drake and Meek Mill. I believe the story was successful. I say this because I was able to capture the key points in the feud.

Rap Beef proposal

I had this idea of changing this NWA scene and changes there faces to be the rap beef between Drake and friends versus Meek Mill and friends.

What I had to do was cut out the faces of the artists. Those artists consist of Drake, 50 Cent, Future, Quentin Miller, Meek Mill, Cassidy, and Rick Ross. Screen Shot 2016-04-20 at 1.06.34 PM

This will require me to rotoscope the faces and motion track them too. It will resemble something like this:

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Vision’s support system

I wanted to show how impressive it was when the Vision lifted up Thor’s hammer. So I decided to use Shia LeBeouf yelling “Just do it” in front of a green screen. These are the original two videos that I wanted to place together.

Once I placed the two videos together I had to find the best resolution for both and that turned out to be 720p. After I got the two videos I trimmed them down to the exact parts I needed. Screen Shot 2016-04-06 at 3.26.14 PM

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Then I placed the videos into After Effects. The video of Shia LaBeouf had to have the green keyed out. I used the effect keylight(1.2). Screen Shot 2016-04-06 at 4.15.43 PM

The settings are as followed:

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Then I layered the videos on top of each other and realized that I had a problem. Shia LaBeouf’s leg appeared to be in front of Thor’s hammer.

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So what I had to do is duplicate the video of Thor’s hammer and use the pen tool to create a mask of the hammer, so that only the hammer is visible. Screen Shot 2016-04-06 at 3.50.56 PM

Once I finished that, I layered the video on top of the video so that his leg appears behind the hammer. This is the final gif.

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The scene I wanted to recreate was from Up when the dog heard a squirrel and turned to see if it was there. I had to find the video and trim it down from a 10 minute clip to 7 seconds.

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So what I wanted was to have the words appear on the screen as to what the dog is saying. I wanted the words to appear a word at a time so I had to change the based on setting to words.Screen Shot 2016-03-16 at 4.20.23 PM

Once i did that i wanted the word squirrel to run behind the dog so it appears as though he just missed it. So I placed the word exactly when the dog is looking back.

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Then i exported the mov from After Effects and into photoshop so it can be turned into a gif.

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Glitching it out

I created a gif using an app that I found called Glitch. In this app you are allowed to use a multiple of glitch features. These features consist of glitch, rubik, window free, pixel sort, burn, 3D and others. So I decided that I wanted to use a image that would relate with the effects and the galaxy was the first thing that came to mind. Once I found the image I decided that I wanted to use the glitch effect and the ghost effect.

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This is a screenshot of what the app looks like.

Once I created the effects it showed me the frames which came out to be about 133 frames. Then i had to export the video into a gif file. This is the final gif.


Super Saiyan

There is a group of gifs that involve someone getting angry or excited and they turn into a super saiyan. I like how two completely different cultures are combined together to make such an interesting gif. It relates to the original show Dragon Ball Z, in which turning into a super saiyan came from. It makes it seem as though these people that are being turned into super saiyans are of a different race.

The techniques that will be needed to achieve making these gifs are motion tracking, different layers for the lighting effects and the glowing effect.

The different assets would have to be the glowing hair and the eyes. and the animated lightning and glowing effect.

Super saiyan Gifs

Awakened Vision


This is the gif I created from the original movie poster i-Lived. I decided that I wanted to make the loading wheel rotate as though it was loading and make the person inside the eye flicker at the same time. I realized the first thing I had to do was cut out the loading wheel and the person. I used the quick selection tool to cut out the wheel. Quick selection toolloading wheel-ilivedposter

Then I had to cut out the person and I realized I wanted a finer edge and the person is similarly colored to the eye so I used the pen tool.pen tool cut of person-ilivedposter

After I cut them out, I then created a frame animation and created four frames. In each of the frames I rotated the wheel 90 degrees. Then I had the person appear in one frame and then made them hide in the next frame. It then proceeded to look like this:


Now that i have those assets cut out, I had to fill in the eye using the clone stamp tool.clone stamp tool

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The gif then looked like this:ilived-poster-without-pixelated-eye

I realized that I wanted to do more with this poster and I looked at the pixelated half of the eye and thought would I be able to pixelate the eye even more. So what I did next was use the pen tool to create a vector from the part of the eye that was pixelated. pixelated eye-ilivedposterI duplicated the poster and pixelated it even further. After that I used the vector to cut out the part of the eye that was pixelated and placed it over the movie poster. On every other frame I made this vector appear and thats how i got my final gif.