View Full Version : How do I do a Whip Pan?
04-16-2006, 06:32 PM
What's the appropiate way to do a great whip pan? I have a shot where someone is talking about a product outside then I want to whip pan into the inside of a house and show the product there. I've got the general idea, but how do I go about doing a really great one?
04-16-2006, 09:54 PM
practice. I think the best way is to find a common middle point of the whip pan, and then accentuate that during the transition from one location to another, and then add blur, etc in post to help more. Sorry, that made no sense at all. (seemed less complicated in my head)
04-17-2006, 02:46 AM
you can speed the pan up in post as well.
04-17-2006, 07:46 AM
The most important thing is to match the outgoing whip pan with the incoming whip pan in terms of both speed and angle (usually horizontal, but could be at any angle, especially if handheld or on a stabiliser).
Generally the faster the whip the better, and follow through (ie keep going pass the point where you think you need, because in the edit you don't want to run out of footage before you have transitioned to the incoming clip.
Transition is usually a mix (cross-dissolve), and you should experiment with various mix durations and mid points each time in the edit to achieve as seamless a transition as possible.
04-17-2006, 09:29 AM
Thanks for everybodys input. I think I get the idea. I'll probably post some of the project after I get it done, so I'll show you my new "whip panning" skillz. :)
05-03-2006, 07:37 PM
Use time remapping and keyframing in FCP to speed up your whip pan