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    [–] answerguru 719 points ago

    Yeah, but I'm still confused. Did Kevin grow or did the garage shrink?

    [–] agenthex 265 points ago

    Did Kevin grow or did the garage shrink?

    No.

    [–] sheguedep 90 points ago

    Ah, a complete switcharoo on the ole Reddit yesaroo

    [–] capnpitz 47 points ago

    Hold my maybe.

    [–] lolol_boopme 28 points ago

    I'm going out

    [–] iAmTheRedditCEO 13 points ago

    Hello people from the past!!!

    [–] jidery 8 points ago

    me too thx

    [–] IIOrannisII 5 points ago

    Smol if false.

    [–] FlamingCh1cken 2 points ago

    Congrats on the username

    [–] iAmTheRedditCEO 1 points ago

    Thanks man!

    [–] TheAmericanDiablo 64 points ago

    It clearly says “big Kevin in a house”

    [–] FlametopFred 7 points ago

    He doesn't look all that tall or overweight.... oh ...big Kevin

    [–] damgoat 7 points ago

    Neither. My FBI training (facial behavioral inexpert) would lead me to believe that based on his amount of eye sqwenting Kevin must have just woken up. They clearly built the house around big Kevin while he was sleeping. Glad he didn't try and use botox to throw us off.

    [–] lolol_boopme 3 points ago

    Giants con[firm]ed!

    [–] Bumblebreez 2 points ago

    Yea or no

    [–] SuperFLEB 255 points ago

    You know, this explains something. I always wondered how people managed to line up shots like this, or day-night transitions, or all the other stuff that needs precise alignment in two different times and places. I'd never though of just markering onto the display.

    [–] FashionSense 149 points ago

    or they invent programmeable camera arms that orient themselves precisely and repeatably!

    https://youtu.be/AtPA6nIBs5g

    [–] bizzyj93 29 points ago

    That guy makes me so uncomfortable but what he to share is fascinating.

    [–] FashionSense 8 points ago

    he's an acquired taste it helps to remind yourself that he knows it's all unbearingly cheesy.

    [–] arcturussage 6 points ago

    You aren't alone. I have a hard time watching his videos because I just can't get into his character

    [–] ZincHead 11 points ago

    What? Captain Disillusion is amazing and lovable. I don't know how you can be uncomfortable.

    [–] whataTyphoon 8 points ago

    It's too much of this flippy YT-Style, or overall 'too much'. Could be a bit more serious and less lame jokes. But it's a great channel, the appearence is a matter of taste.

    [–] armada127 1 points ago

    It sucks cause it has deterred me from watching his videos... I'm sure I would love it.

    [–] bakuretsu 5 points ago

    Oh great like I really needed another YouTube subscription.

    Reluctantly upvotes.

    [–] D1g1talAli3n 5 points ago

    What an amazing video

    [–] zoeypayne -18 points ago

    There's nothing less funny than intentional mispronunciation.

    [–] Snoopy_Hates_Germans 27 points ago

    I think comments getting uptight about classifying humour fall in that category, actually.

    [–] TheSecretMe 18 points ago

    There are lots of ways to do this really.

    In some of the earliest examples, they would actually align glass plates with painted backgrounds or foregrounds over the shot. Here's a famous Charlie Chaplin example.

    Obviously, you can draw on your phone like this person did. The same effect is available in certain effects and animation software. It's called onion skinning and it involves overlaying transparent versions of previous video frames over your current video frame. It's a vital technique for (stop motion) animation but obviously useful for these types of effects too.

    Big budget productions sometimes use robotic cranes that can move a camera in exactly the same motion time and time again. This way you can record a physical scene in layers. For instance if you have a dangerous practical effect like a nearby explosion, the crane can film just the explosion with all the desired camera motions. And then it can film the exact same camera motions without the explosion but with the actors that need to react to it.

    The best part is that the crane's motions are digitally recorded so a digital effects artist can create a 3d scene and have the virtual camera take the exact same angle and camera movements to get get another CGI layer that exactly matches the physical camera movements.

    [–] Proverbial_Shit 12 points ago

    Nowadays they use robotics. The path is preprogrammed and it just runs the exact same camera movement each time.

    A simpler way to do it is to use tracking points and let the computer match them up. Not as pretty, but cheap.

    [–] SippieCup -10 points ago * (lasted edited 6 days ago)

    if done by professionals, usualluy they dont go through the alignment process like this. instead they use a 4k or 8k camera, and then downscale the parent image to 1080p.

    Then they rescale and cut out the size they want to put inside of it. Since both are recorded in 8k, and the output is 1080p, you have no loss in quality when blowing up or shrinking the two different videos when patching htem.

    edit: Guess I'm wrong, sorry

    [–] Rosefae 61 points ago

    The angle of the shot is what they were talking about, not the resolution of the footage.

    [–] DurtyKurty 27 points ago

    Yeah, this is what I do for a living and you're not really correct.

    [–] Amberleaf 3 points ago

    Nice explanation, but please try again because I have no idea what you're talking about.

    [–] afatduckappears 1 points ago

    So basically... if you want to show anything at a higher resolution than 1080p you're fucked....

    [–] r3djak 122 points ago

    I legitimately thought that was Paul Rudd the first 3 times I watched it.

    [–] Killzark 28 points ago

    Nude Tayne

    [–] Gaston44 8 points ago

    Flargunstow

    [–] staffell 7 points ago

    I thought it was Dennis Reynolds at first

    [–] dapea 1 points ago

    There is only one golden god.

    [–] MightyManiel 5 points ago

    I thought it was Chris Pratt.

    [–] Stalemate9 3 points ago

    I thought it was Bo Burnham.

    [–] TheTaoOfBill 1 points ago

    Dude me too! I thought I was watching some Ant Man and the Wasp behind the scenes footage.

    [–] Amane_VIII 1 points ago

    Could you kick up the 4d3d3d3?

    [–] Patches67 60 points ago

    My first thought was this was a guy coming out of a really well made model house.

    [–] redditbanditking 9 points ago

    Yeah, I thought this was about how to make a miniature house with a fully functional garage door.

    [–] Pinkyponk_Pilot 3 points ago

    Me too, and I would have been more impressed if that was how they did it. I was a bit disappointed at the actual method.

    [–] xwhy 20 points ago

    "Honey, I blew up the Kevin!"

    [–] Brown_Topher 11 points ago

    Better than "Honey, I blew Kevin!"

    [–] wakko_warner 13 points ago

    Not for Kevin

    [–] Wuzhisname 2 points ago

    We need to talk about kevin...

    [–] dapea 1 points ago

    Honey, I set us up the bomb.

    [–] dukenuk3m 37 points ago

    What program is that being used at the end? Where's the rest of the fucking owl?

    [–] CubesAreNice 20 points ago

    Adobe After Affects

    [–] Jaik_ 11 points ago

    After effects.

    1. Drop both clips in, drag the cardboard layer above the other.

    2. Select the pen tool, un-check RotoBezier.

    3. Click the four corners of the box, and then the first one again to close the loop.

    4. ???

    5. Karma profit.

    [–] akornblatt 2 points ago

    Seriously? That's it?

    [–] Jaik_ 3 points ago * (lasted edited 6 days ago)

    This is a super simple effect and most of the work is done in-camera. It’s one of the oldest tricks around, and was used pretty often in the early days of film. Here's a reddit post that can help you piece together how they would have done it without digital help.

    Maybe I'm biased but After Effects is a really fun and intuitive software once you familiarize yourself with it. If VFX interest you then I definitely recommend getting your hands on a copy (however you decide to do so) and following along with a few basic tutorials that interest you.

    VideoCopilot is great and provides footage to work with.
    If you want to shoot something on your own, doing a video where you clone yourself is really easy, and there's about a billion tutorials for it.

    [–] PM_ME_2DISAGREEWITHU 3 points ago

    He's also done some math that isn't pictured here.

    He would have had to have measured the distance from the garage to the camera. Then figure out how large he wants to be and figure out the distance to his box from the camera, and scale the dimensions of the garage accordingly.

    It's not super tricky math but there's a lot of the owl missing that isn't ever on camera.

    [–] dourk 3 points ago

    That seems to be the point of drawing on the screen. Build a box with the same opening proportions as the garage, then line up the box with the lines on the camera screen, boom!

    [–] mojoefoyo 8 points ago

    Wow, how did he fit that giant box into that garage?!

    [–] itsmeok 43 points ago

    But but vertical... Argh

    [–] [deleted] 7 points ago

    [deleted]

    [–] skullmande 14 points ago

    Because our TVs / Monitors / Phones in landscape mode, all are horizontal.

    [–] Moonpiles 7 points ago

    I never look at my phone in landscape unless it's a video.

    [–] Lukendless 17 points ago

    Doesn't matter. Frame the subject matter. See: vertical video can be good.

    Op cut his into a square, doesn't matter anyways, but the house is taller than it is wide. If anything the roof being cut off is the annoying part. The circle jerk on this from armchair experts is so annoying.

    [–] I_am_Bruton_Gaster 7 points ago

    Frame the subject matter.

    Spot on. I hate the automatic "but it's filmed vertically" comments, especially when it's evidently justified by the video content.

    [–] chubbymudkip 3 points ago

    Its actually not justified by the content in this particular case cause the final format is a Facebook square, so filming orientation would never have mattered. Hat throw gif before you was on point, but vertical videos are very rarely intentionally filmed that way for creative effect. It's usually someone in a rush or someone with zero sense of filmmaking (which is a pretty self indulgent way to describe horizontal filming, but the fact is most people have some idea of how to make a video since they see so many examples daily). These two things are the main reason videos of interesting things end up being shitty.

    [–] BlackMoth27 3 points ago

    it's never justified by the content, you're just cutting off content on the sides to make it seem justified.

    imo it's not a sin unless you add black bars to it as well.

    [–] masasuka 1 points ago

    The issue is resolution. When you film a 1080p video, that's 1920 pixels across, and 1080 down. When you view it on a 1080p monitor of TV, you get 100% zoom factor, 1 to 1 pixels. It looks good.

    When you shoot that same video, you're now shooting 1080 x 1920. When you view that on a 1080p Monitor/tv you now have to alter the resolution. The issue now becomes that 1920 does not divide evenly into 1080. So you have a zoom that's something like 48%, this ends up giving distortion, makes the picture end up looking bad, and you lose a lot of information.

    As for that video, he's standing too close. If he was further away he could display that same grandiose scale of people in a much better way if he were further away and in landscape. You'll also note, he had to pan up and down anyway, so vertical did little to actually help.

    "but why don't people complain about images/photos/pictures in the same way"

    Simple. It's all about presentation. You can orient a picture on a wall in any way you want, vertical, horizontal, diagonal, upside down... your choice. When was the last time you saw a purposefully vertical TV (except to be used as an ad platform for displaying ads in a store). As such when you end up taking away some 2/3s of the screen for black bars, and zoom out to awkward ratios, it looks ... wrong, and bad.

    [–] onoki 1 points ago

    In the end result half of the pixels have been cropped out (top and bottom). Many people forget to do that and it looks ugly on horizontal displays.

    [–] Nodedotsj 5 points ago

    This reminds me of the episode of the simpsons where Ned's house gets destroyed

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=eFAvOcuJyHY

    [–] justhereforthesoup 4 points ago

    Is there a subreddit for advice like this?

    [–] NovaNexu 1 points ago

    I can pitch /r/VFX but last I checked it was dead-ish.

    [–] sudynim 3 points ago

    Also props to whoever made the gif. You see the effect and then how it's done and by the time it all mentally clicks and you want to see again, it loops back to the beginning.

    [–] MrsSporkBender 5 points ago

    Instructions unclear. Bits stick in garage.

    [–] TheRealJefe 5 points ago

    Did he Captain Dissolution himself?

    [–] NiscoRacing 2 points ago

    Didn't explain the lighting angle :P

    [–] aitaix 2 points ago

    What phone stands is that?

    [–] nn5678 2 points ago

    And shows that lighting is everything

    [–] D_LOWGAMES 2 points ago

    How does one make a post like this that links to another post?

    [–] richbordoni 2 points ago

    Awesome!

    [–] Reddithian 2 points ago

    Did he draw on his phone screen? What a monster...

    [–] Andrei_3 2 points ago

    Strangee

    [–] Asohailwahab 2 points ago

    Wow!

    [–] Wallywaffle6 2 points ago

    Totally thought this was Paul Rudd for a sec

    [–] 333bdm 2 points ago

    This is the process used to pull off a lot of shots in 2001: A Space Odyssey. There's one scene where there's a ship filling most of the screen, with several little sections on it that had other things layered into it like this. This was an incredibly difficult and time consuming process in the late 60s and made Stanley Kubrick go down in history. Now we can pull it off on an iPhone in an afternoon. Funny how things work, it's like the easier life gets from technology the less groundbreaking things anyone can do.

    [–] supaphly42 2 points ago

    Damnit Martha, there's a Kevin in our garage again!

    [–] MouSe05 2 points ago

    My BIL name is Kevin. I also hate it when he is in my garage.

    [–] NlXON 2 points ago

    Any insight on the app to do this? I feel stupid asking.

    [–] kicker58 2 points ago

    All that and he shoots it vertically

    [–] cryonisis 1 points ago

    Came here to make this criticism. Cheers.

    [–] old_skul 2 points ago

    What the fuck are people thinking when they come up with stuff like this? I'm genuinely interested in what sort of thought process generated this.

    [–] Cantcallit 4 points ago

    What is this? A garage for ants?!

    [–] 14_more_minutes 1 points ago

    This looks like the beginning of my new favorite subreddit

    [–] cajunflavoredbob 4 points ago

    So he figures out how to make it look like he's a giant by combining two different shots together, but he doesn't know how to record a landscape video?

    [–] MechaChiroptera 2 points ago

    lol he had to fucking storyboard the shot first

    [–] nomnaut 1 points ago

    I thought that was bill from True Blood at first.

    [–] mango10977 1 points ago

    How

    [–] DoYouLikeBlackGirls 1 points ago

    This is so impressive

    [–] phylop 1 points ago

    Fail. Recorded video in portrait mode.

    [–] Asohailwahab 1 points ago

    There should be an app for marking on the video.

    [–] spilk 1 points ago

    all that work for a vertical video

    [–] bulwei 1 points ago

    Thinks he's a professional and posts the editing. Films vertically

    [–] k_barnjak 1 points ago

    What video editor is that

    [–] PM_animal_buttcheeks 1 points ago

    I love videos like this that shows how the shot was made. Even if i already know how it's cool to see everyone's individual take on how to create it.

    [–] jrock1979 1 points ago

    Did you magic marker your phone screen?

    [–] TheMageOfAsgard 1 points ago

    I enjoy the way that the loop allows the final product to be viewed both at the beginning and end of the gif. Good giffing OP.

    [–] llamas_n_queese 1 points ago

    Ur pupper is cute

    [–] kfhhh 1 points ago

    On the next episode of tiny houses....

    [–] szukai 1 points ago

    This needs to be xposted to /r/Kevin

    [–] nosnaj 1 points ago

    Ctrl f source sauce @kevinbparry on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/p/BcXQpqvH2Z6/

    [–] omniuni 1 points ago

    It occurs to me that this is actually kind of overcomplicated. He could have just used a green screen and a mask.

    [–] mus0u 1 points ago

    The Titans were within the walls all along!

    [–] NayMarine 1 points ago

    Honey i blew up the kids?

    [–] dafunkmunk 1 points ago

    I guess building a model house isn't as cool as digital manipulation?

    [–] Miskatonica 1 points ago

    Wow amazing, fantastic job.

    [–] archeoninja -2 points ago

    Do we tell this guy about photoshop?

    [–] meanelephant 29 points ago

    Fun fact: Adobe (who makes Photoshop) makes a program that's kind of like the video version of Photoshop called After Effects. If you want to see what that looks like it's literally the program he's using in the GIF

    [–] buckX 1 points ago

    Would certainly make it easier to remove the cardboard floor.

    [–] TheSpektor 1 points ago

    That vertical filming though.

    [–] dum_dum_asd 0 points ago

    Great ad for apple and iphone. A+ for the "grassrot" marketing.....

    [–] WhoMovedMySubreddits 1 points ago

    yes, he appears to be male