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Good camera tricks? 2012-10-02 11:50:36


Anyone have any good illusions or tricks that can be done on a camera(either photographs or video)?
Well, I'm sure someone does, but anyone want to share?

I'm not talking using Photoshop or any editing tricks, I'm talking about Vaudeville type illusions or old magic tricks, whatever works. I know the window trick to make "ghosts" appear on camera(strategically placing a window in front of a camera with lighting also strategically placed with the desired "ghost" behind the camera).

Help me out, NG. I know someone knows something.

Response to Good camera tricks? 2012-10-02 11:51:57


Look into silhouettes :D

Response to Good camera tricks? 2012-10-02 11:58:47


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Response to Good camera tricks? 2012-10-02 12:19:16


Point the camera away from your face. Trust me.


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Response to Good camera tricks? 2012-10-02 12:22:16


make sure the camera has film in it and the flashbulb is fresh. make sure no one moves for the full minute of the duration of the exposure. it is advisable not to smile since it is hard to hold still for a long time.


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Response to Good camera tricks? 2012-10-02 12:25:16


contra zoom

zoom out slowly while wheeling the camera forwards

Response to Good camera tricks? 2012-10-02 12:31:02


Pinhole cameras. You can get some awesome forced perspective

Response to Good camera tricks? 2012-10-02 16:44:56


At 10/2/12 12:51 PM, 24901miles wrote:
At 10/2/12 12:25 PM, yurgenburgen wrote: contra zoom

zoom out slowly while wheeling the camera forwards
That's awesome.

I just realized how often running with Contra Zoom and a "Pole Cam" is used in cartoons... and how I've never seen it in a live action film.

I know. I have seen it in live action. It looks pretty awesome. I like the way it can be used to focus on one character while making the area around them seem to slide.

Response to Good camera tricks? 2012-10-02 16:49:39


Response to Good camera tricks? 2012-10-02 16:52:19


put some fucken moljjely on da jer tyu gon get a good one with dat bwah

Response to Good camera tricks? 2012-10-02 16:57:31


It was like I asked, though, what about Vaudeville type illusions?

Response to Good camera tricks? 2012-10-02 17:03:27


At 10/2/12 04:57 PM, vannila-guerilla wrote: It was like I asked, though, what about Vaudeville type illusions?

got to admit i have no fucking idea what you mean by that :)

Response to Good camera tricks? 2012-10-02 17:08:48


hoo sonny vaudevil u gon git a nice en o dem if u just shtim dem seraqn rap all un tha scren an yuh jus lebit slide ya know heh hee haha

Response to Good camera tricks? 2012-10-02 17:14:55


At 10/2/12 05:03 PM, GiantDouche wrote:
At 10/2/12 04:57 PM, vannila-guerilla wrote: It was like I asked, though, what about Vaudeville type illusions?
got to admit i have no fucking idea what you mean by that :)

"Oh, so why don't you just use Google if you know what it is?" Well, Vaudeville was on stage, not on camera, and most of the tricks are easily noticeable when they can be rewound. I just don't know any that have been inspired by those tricks, though.

Response to Good camera tricks? 2012-10-02 17:30:13


At 10/2/12 05:14 PM, vannila-guerilla wrote:
At 10/2/12 05:03 PM, GiantDouche wrote:
At 10/2/12 04:57 PM, vannila-guerilla wrote: It was like I asked, though, what about Vaudeville type illusions?
got to admit i have no fucking idea what you mean by that :)
"Oh, so why don't you just use Google if you know what it is?" Well, Vaudeville was on stage, not on camera, and most of the tricks are easily noticeable when they can be rewound. I just don't know any that have been inspired by those tricks, though.

i know what vaudeville is. i just dont know what photography "tricks" you are trying to replicate that were in vaudeville. please give me an example.

Response to Good camera tricks? 2012-10-02 18:36:15


At 10/2/12 05:30 PM, GiantDouche wrote:
i know what vaudeville is. i just dont know what photography "tricks" you are trying to replicate that were in vaudeville. please give me an example.

I said I wanted to do Vaudeville style tricks on camera, not photography tricks used in Vaudeville plays. You are reading into something I didn't say. I even clearly said in the quote you used I was looking for things inspired by Vaudeville. How you read that and still didn't get it, I don't know.

Response to Good camera tricks? 2012-10-02 21:30:06


At 10/2/12 06:46 PM, Protagonist wrote: Shake the camera like you have parkinson's disease during an action scene.

For best results, blow on the audio receiver while the trick is in action as loud as you possibly can.

Response to Good camera tricks? 2012-10-02 21:47:36


At 10/2/12 05:08 PM, Boss wrote: hoo sonny vaudevil u gon git a nice en o dem if u just shtim dem seraqn rap all un tha scren an yuh jus lebit slide ya know heh hee haha

you just went all charlieM on them

Response to Good camera tricks? 2012-10-02 21:59:44


At 10/2/12 04:44 PM, vannila-guerilla wrote:
At 10/2/12 12:51 PM, 24901miles wrote:
At 10/2/12 12:25 PM, yurgenburgen wrote: contra zoom

zoom out slowly while wheeling the camera forwards
That's awesome.

I just realized how often running with Contra Zoom and a "Pole Cam" is used in cartoons... and how I've never seen it in a live action film.
I know. I have seen it in live action. It looks pretty awesome. I like the way it can be used to focus on one character while making the area around them seem to slide.

If you do it in reverse, as in zooming in the camera while tracking back, it'll create a weird warping and effect.


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Response to Good camera tricks? 2012-10-03 00:07:29


Try prolonged exposures. Do it in the dark with glowsticks or try making a snow angel with it or something.


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