Double Exposure in film.

After experimenting with Double Exposure in photography last week, I had a thought. What if I could translate this technique into film. I was really excited by the idea and began experimenting straight away.

I started by replicating the same photography set up as the portrait shoot I did last week, building a white backdrop which was evenly lit and a key light for the main subject (me). After doing this I got my brother to record a few shots of me doing various things. What I was doing wasn’t important as this was just a test. All I had to do was make sure that I kept my whole body within the white backdrop, otherwise the effect would be ruined.

Double exposure in film

Still taken from ‘Double Exposure’

Once I had all of the shots filmed, I imported them into Final Cut Pro X. The editing process was very similar to that of the photo-editing software ‘Gimp’ for the photography project. By layering the two images and keying out the blacks in the feature image I had effectively created the ‘Double Exposure’ look I was aiming for.

This video is purely an experiment but I am very pleased with the way it’s turned out. With a bit more tweaking I can see myself using this effect in future projects such as music videos and opening film sequences.

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