March 24, 2018
The “Rolling Preview” for Season 2 of “Atlanta” was awesome. Here’s how to create that sweet camera rotation effect.
Last month, FX premiered a short, 30-second teaser trailer for the 2nd season of Atlanta, the TV dramedy created by and starring Donald Glover. Why am I bringing up a preview that was released back in February for a season that has already aired its 4th episode? Well, because that preview had a friggin’ awesome “rolling” transition effect that had filmmakers/cinephiles lighting up the video’s YouTube comments section like a very nerdy and kinda small Christmas tree. (7 out of 23 comments ain’t bad, y’all.)
The team over at Cinecom have come up with a way to mimic the effect using a green screen and some masking and keying in post. It’s not a perfect recreation, but it might work for your project.
But before we get to the tutorial, check out the original Atlanta teaser below:
And here’s the Cinecom tutorial: