How to multiply people for tv commercial?

How do we get to see twins played by the same actor in one frame?


It`s a relatively simple but very effective visual effect. The key word is “relatively”.


The effect is known since the dawn of cinema. George Melies did it first – he replicated himself seven times in his short The One Man Band in 1900.


In fact, today you can do simple version of it on your mobile phone in minutes! But when it comes to commercials or movies, it becomes more complicated.


Especially when you add movement to the camera.


Here we used greenscreen and motion control (and a bit of rotoscoping) to complete the shot. Digital compositing is the key to the final image. Melies couldn’t do it back then!



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