Watch me get hit by a car!
‘ve had the idea for the intro to the ‘how to get hit by a car’ effects video in my head for a while and I’m pretty excited to finally getting it out. Learn how to create cool car hit effects in the latest Surfaced Studio YouTube tutorial :)
Adobe After Effects – How to get hit by a car VFX
Shooting the car hit
I recommend that you shoot this scene on a tripod. Unless you have an awesome stunt man you will likely need 2 shots to create this visual effect:
- A shot of your actor walking to the spot where he will be hit by the car, then pretending to be hit by contorting his body accordingly.
- A shot without your actor with nothing but the car driving through
You will make this effect a lot easier to create if you film this scene on a cloudy day without wind as you will avoid lighting and shadow changes as well as having to deal with swaying branches or other moving objects.
Even though I have both of these issues in my shot I decided to go with it simply to show you how you can deal with these situations :)
Place your car clip on top of the one with the actor in it and align the two clips so the car arrives at just the right moment.
Now let’s cut out the elements that we need to create the car hit effect in After Effects!