An amazing insta360 Flow video recently went viral. In this video, the creator behind the video, Winga, shows how he pulled off what is easily the most impressive Insta360 Flow video posted to date.
We highly recommend checking out the original video [here] for more detailed instructions and visual aids.
Credit goes to Winga for the original content and creative process.
Step 1: Necessary Equipment
For this project, Winga uses the Insta360 Flow, a smartphone stabilizer equipped with AI tracking, along with a smartphone.
Step 2: Image Capture
Winga creates a third-person stop motion video by taking thousands of photos with the Insta360 Flow and a smartphone. He uses the camera grid for frame alignment, snapping a photo at each step. Consistency is key – keep the Flow locked in one direction and maintain a steady lens height. Aim to keep the actor’s head centered in the frame.
Step 3: Crafting a Circular Trajectory
To achieve a smooth, circular shooting trajectory, Winga ties a rope between the actor and the Flow. The actor acts as a pivot point for this circle. In the post-production stage, this rope is digitally removed.
Step 4: Capturing Lateral Movement
When capturing lateral movement, it’s important to synchronize the movement of the lens with the actor’s range of motion. Avoid having the actor’s body noticeably inclined, as it can lead to a visual discrepancy between the actor’s and background’s movement, causing unwanted shaking in the final product.
Step 5: Post-Production
Once the shooting is done, you’ll be left with numerous images. In Winga’s process, he tracks the actor’s head and feet to stabilize the actor’s position on screen, resulting in smoother footage. Be aware of potential issues such as uneven actor movement or slightly off postures. Each frame may need individual inspection and adjustment. Winga advises choosing an empty scene to avoid continuity problems. If pedestrians are captured, they will need to be digitally removed.
Step 6: Incorporating Video Effects
In addition to photos, Winga also uses video footage in his stop-motion work. For a zooming effect, move the camera backwards while simultaneously zooming in on the subject, creating a sensation of gradual shot compression. This can be easily achieved using the Insta360 app and the Ultra Wide and Telephoto modes on the Flow. By compositing two separately captured shots, you can create a super wide Dolly Zoom effect.
And there you have it! This is a summary of Winga’s process for creating a unique, third-person stop motion video. Don’t forget to like, comment, and subscribe to his channel if you found this summary helpful.
Remember, this is just a summary – for the full experience and detailed step-by-step guide, make sure to watch Winga’s original video.