I figured out how to clone myself. No, I don't mean by taking a swab of my DNA, and growing another El Di Pablo from a petri dish or anything. No, I am simply talking about trick photography.
I thought this was pretty cool because I use Windows Movie Maker for editing my Bauer-Power video's, and didn't really think it could do anything this cool. I knew I could do basic video editing with it, which generally suits my purposes, but I never imagined that I could install add-in's to make it do just a little bit more.
To clone yourself, just follow these easy steps:
- Film yourself on one side of the camera
- Film yourself on the other side of the camera
- Make sure not to cross the middle, or the will mess it up
- Download the Split Video Plugin from Rehanfx.org
- It's a self extracting exacutable. Double click on it, and extract it to C:\Program Files\Movie Maker\Shared\AddOnTFX
- Open Movie Movie Maker and import your video's from step one and step two.
- Drag one video over the other video
- Go to Tools > Video Transitions and drag the Split Vertical Soft transition over your clips.
- You are done!
I wanted to try it out, so here is the video I made:
Here is the video I watched when I learned how to do this trick:
Now, I did this using Movie Maker on Windows XP Pro. I haven't tried it in Vista yet. I am assuming that it works the same, but I am not sure. If this works in Vista let me know in the comments.
Do you know of any other cool Windows Movie Maker add-ins, tricks or tips? Let me know in the comments!