April 1, 2017
The visual effects in rapper/songwriter Kendrick Lamar’s new music video are hot enough to ignite your brain.
Just in case you haven’t noticed, the internet has been buzzing for the last 24 hours about Kendrick Lamar’s new music video for his single “Humble,” and rightfully so. The visual effects in this video directed by Dave Meyers are subtly amazing. Heads on fire, a 360-degree glitchy Last Supper, and what we can only describe as a cross-frame switcheroo effect really have us wondering how it was all done.
Here to offer a few possibilities is editor Justin Odisho— but before we get to that, let’s take a look at Kendrick Lamar’s music video.
Here is Odisho’s take on how a few different visual effects could have been pulled off.
What we love about this breakdown is that even if the techniques mentioned aren’t exactly how the original was done, it doesn’t matter. Odisho basically tells you several ways to pull off some awesome visual effects—ones that usually leave a lot of filmmakers scratching their heads.