With the help of video editing programs like Filmora, you can create clones of yourself. Whether you're looking to create a funny skit or a serious video, cloning yourself can add much production value to your project.
In this article, we'll walk you through the process of how to clone yourself in videos using Filmora.
Part 1: How to Film Clips for Cloning Effects?
To make cloning effects, you will need to take two different shots and use a tripod to place the camera, so the frame doesn't change.
Shooting the first clip
For the first shot, stay on one side of the frame and do the first action. For example, you can pretend to yank and take off your jacket. Then, drop the jacket to the other side of the frame.
To make it more realistic, make an interaction by reacting to the "clone" while facing the other direction.
Shooting the second clip
Then, shoot for the second clip without changing the frame. You will have to go to the place where you dropped the jacket from the first shot.
Act as if you have just appeared there and give a reaction to the other side as well.
Part 2: How to Do the Clone Effect with Filmora?
After you have shot the necessary film clips, bring the clips into Filmora 11. If you haven't installed Filmora yet, you can go to their website and download it here:
Once you have opened Filmora 11, follow the steps below:
Step1 Bring the first clip to the timeline and cut the clip where you pretend to yank and take off the jacket. Select and delete the unnecessary clip.
Step2 After you have the first part of the effect ready, let's start working on the clone part using masking.
First, place the second clip on a different window track, and the starting point is where you react to the "clone."
Then, double-click the second clip and go to the Filmora setting window. Tap on the Mask section > Single line.
On the preview screen, adjust the position of the mask to only show "the clone."
Set the blur strength on the setting to make a smoother edge transition.
Step3 If the timing of the two clips doesn't match, you can fix it using the speed ramping feature on Filmora 11. To use it, double-click the second clip and select Speed > Speed Ramping > Customize.
Move the keyframe up to increase the speed. You can adjust it according to your needs.
Step4 Once you are satisfied, adjust the clip length on the timeline and make sure that both clips finish at the same time.
Extra tip: Add one more effect to make it more magical.
Step1 Open the Effects window and search for "up down 1."
Step2 Drag and drop the effect onto the timeline where the first cut is set. Adjust the effect length to match the action.
Then, drag and drop the effect again in the transition between the first and the second clip. Adjust it to the appropriate length, then it will give a more dramatic effect.
Step3 You can playback and see how it looks on the preview screen.
Making a clone effect on video is easy using Filmora. You can use the same trick to create a fashion lookbook video or other creative content to make them more engaging. Let us know if you want to see more tutorials.