CLONE EFFECT – DIY motion control and After Effects | Tutorial



Learn how to do a DIY motion control CLONE EFFECT with a regular slider in our latest tutorial!

A ‘clone’ effect where one actor interacts with themselves in a static shot is easy enough, as seen here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B3AqxXYBm28
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_RhX2fZYK6E

BUT… this is a low budget attempt at recreating a ‘motion control’ clone effect where the camera is still able to move, as seen in Back to the Future Part 2 / Part 3 and the Man in the Iron Mask. For extra points, one clone walks fully around the other. We did ours with no budget and without proper motion control, using a timed slider move and a visual reference for the pan. See our finished effect here: https://youtu.be/AXu77OTsURo

In Back to the Future Part 2 this was done at Industrial Light and Magic (ILM) with a computer-controlled device called the VistaGlide, which could perfectly replicate the same camera movement multiple times. I don’t know what they used for Iron Mask, but it could have been a similar system.

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See the other tutorial videos here:

Mission Impossible mask effect tutorial: https://youtu.be/AYHgvc7NF-A
Superhero landing effect tutorial: https://youtu.be/aKyXZDDuA7I
Missing face skull effect tutorial: https://youtu.be/MdWXWdBUJRc
Window smash one-take effect tutorial: https://youtu.be/L30fDSDTBeQ
Train jump effect tutorial: https://youtu.be/ozWp6R-hiu4
My FAST Premiere workflow tutorial: https://youtu.be/qVHF0tBRuWQ
How to make a great movie mashup tutorial: https://youtu.be/7Yj7P3Hh3Zg
Clone effect with DIY motion control tutorial: https://youtu.be/xyeNzU3Smoc
Fake a couple sunset shot when raining tutorial: https://youtu.be/rFbPUe2Y4jg
How to erase a wedding photographer tutorial: https://youtu.be/vW1Vx5DLkXg
Add yourself to historical footage tutorial: https://youtu.be/fB0aWwmQ1VM
How to film real explosions using miniatures tutorial: https://youtu.be/dt150wkDJX8
Drone to Gimbal window transition tutorial: https://youtu.be/RzELe8clhlI
Build custom zoom transitions tutorial: https://youtu.be/frU0CNDmW5o
Original Mission Impossible mask effect tutorial (2015): https://youtu.be/MEvljH1MZDA

Scenes in the films:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b-KGR9lV05I
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6cjNvLAvIFs&t=41s

Some great explanations of this effect:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rhNDsPMaK_A
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h2OitTUtuQc
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Z_pb_4aU3I
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vZJITfQRYHI
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IXsoAGQv0D8
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tXef1zVm2Xg

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