Creating a Holo-Projector Effect with Premiere Elements 7
- What Is the 'Holo-Projector' Effect?
- Filming Tips
- Step 1: Setting Up Your Project
- Step 2: Adding the Media to the Project and the Timeline
- Step 3: Marking On/Off Points for the Hologram and Adding the Hologram Sequence
- Step 4: Resizing the Hologram Clip and Adding the 'Old Film' Effect
- Step 5: Adding the Beam of Shimmering Light
- Final Steps: Test Render and Add Sound
In a very famous scene in the film Star Wars, Luke Skywalker watches the android R2-D2 project a holographic image of Princess Leia's "Help me, Obi-Wan Kenobi" message. This isn't the first holographic projection seen in a science fiction film, but it's probably the one most people remember. In this article, I'll show you how to create this effect in Premiere Elements 7, using only the standard features.
What Is the 'Holo-Projector' Effect?
For the sake of this article, the Holo-Projector effect creates the illusion of a holographic image being played for an audience. The difference between this effect and the look of an image on a TV set is that the holographic image appears to be projected inside a beam of light.
In this short tutorial, you'll learn how to create this effect entirely within Premiere Elements 7no other application is needed. Step by step, you'll learn how to use the Motion and Opacity parameters to create the look of a hologram, and how to add the Beam of Shimmering Light effect (created in a previous Premiere Elements article) for additional realism.