My son has posted a new video on his channel...
as he is looking to do more skits.
1) Yes this is a bit of promotion but it was edited using a combination of Hitfilm 4 Pro (for the composites) and PowerDirector (to stitch it all together) so I don't feel too guilty. There was no reason not to use Hitfilm for all this... he's just more familiar with PowerDirector.
2) It contains a 'fast sunburn' effect using masks and hue change. Originally this was REALLY hard to mask using freehand. In the end we went with elliptical masks with a feather omitting the hands (which are a NIGHTMARE). The next sunburn had me sitting as still as possible using freehand masks but we probably should have used some stabilisation as there is still a lot of movement. The end result is deliberately over the top but seems to have come out OK. If anybody fancies giving it a try I'd be interested in the results.
3) How hard is it to do sketches like this? Blimey!!! Admittedly we were on holiday at the time but we brainstormed about 12 ideas, 6 getting filmed and just 4 used in a 2 min video. We're not even sure they're funny any more. He has another idea with single skit for 2 mins which seems so much simpler.
Please have a look and comment especially if you have any advice on the effects, skits or filming in general.