Matt & Brett’s awesome adventure in the US

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Here are some video highlights of my trip to the US. I never would have got around to putting this together and as a social experiment I wanted to see what someone else would see as my highlights. So I outsourced the task on Odesk! I posted this task on Saturday and got this delivered on Tuesday night. Pretty happy with the result!

As I filmed it on my iPhone in portrait view, there would have been black bars on the side. An effect was used on the sides of the video which is described below:

“Not sure if the effect has a name, but to create it all you do is make a copy of the video, place it on the underlying track, scale that copy to fill the screen, and apply a blur until it looks nice.

Having done that the background will be exactly the same as the portrait foreground, just blurred out and scaled up. I’ve seen this technique used both for portrait phone videos and older SD footage when used in an HD format. Usually in news programs or documentaries.

I’m out like 20 second videos,

Matt Ho

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