video: making of “upwards”

I’ve decided to make a video of how I made my last image “upwards”. It was my first serious attempt to make a levitation  image and naturally it made people wonder how I did it. It was fun to let them guess if I jumped, if I was standing on something and other theories. The answer is quite simple really. I used two different shots of me lifting each leg in the air. I used the first one as my main shot and then I combined it with the part from the second one that showed my other leg lifted from the ground. The key to these shots is to have a shot of the background without anyone in it, so that you can erase the parts you don’t want without leaving “holes” in the image. In my case I had forgotten to take such a shot, but luckily as I was trying different poses, I shot some where I was standing more to the left, so I used one of those.

This is the first video I am uploading to my brand new YouTube channel. I plan to make more videos in the future, hopefully some behind the scenes too, so if you want to keep up, you can subscribe there!

I hope you find this useful and please let me know if you have any questions or comments!