My latest trick video called: "Merrooowww"


(MikeMonty) #1

Hey guys, I recently filmed this trick video with my friend Vero, another yo-yoer from Idaho, it was a pretty fun time and I put quite a bit of time into editing the video, I hope you guys enjoy watching it as much as I did making it :slight_smile:

Mike


#2

That was sweet! thanks for posting!


#3

nice job :slight_smile:


#4

Anybody who hasn’t seen this yet really needs to take a look. Great filming, fun unexpected elements (the “follow the yoyo” shot near the beginning is nuts… must try to steal that technique…). The other thrower, Vero, is really good and someone I don’t think we’ve seen before (more accurately, I haven’t and I’m lumping y’all in with me!).

And of course, fantastic tricks.


(MikeMonty) #5

KiteBug and Golin, thank you both, I’m glad you found the video to be enjoyable! And Greg! Thanks for the kind words and endorsement, I truly appreciate it :slight_smile:


#6

Wow dude it’s videos like these that keep me pushing forward. I have recently gotten into a lot of the monkeyfinger stuff. Sadly I haven’t be able to purchase one of the throws yet. But I love the video and your style is sick man. Thanks for posting.


#7

Wow dude it’s videos like these that keep me pushing forward. I have recently gotten into a lot of the monkeyfinger stuff. Sadly I haven’t be able to purchase one of the throws yet. But I love the video and your style is sick man. Thanks for posting.


#8

SICK EVERYTHANG


#9

Can u tell me how u did that at 0:15 the editing part, was it in the software or while taking the shot? Which software :slight_smile:


(MikeMonty) #10

atombomb3r: Thank you dude, I’m humbled that I could be someone’s reason to keep on keeping on. I remember watching videos back in 04 and 05 that had me thinking that, I wish I had told that to the makers of those videos.

YourBBQ: Thank you! Sick name :wink:

yoing4lyf: It might be a little hard via text but it was really simple, however it was time consuming. I saw Takeshi (i think) do this in one of his videos a long time ago and had to give it a try. I use adobe premiere to edit and it allows you to crop footage. So what I did was I first split up the trick into individual frames, and then I cropped each frame individually with the same amount of zoom (I copied the crop from one frame to the next) Then I stuck a round sticky tab to my screen and I moved each frame of that shot until the yo-yo was underneath the round sticky note. It took me about 30 minutes to do it. I bet there is a faster way, but I don’t know about it. If you want to give it a try go for it, but it takes a ton of time. :slight_smile:


#11

hahaha that’s amazing work though I’ve to admit. I understood what you said, I’m on a regular use of editing software just not very pro at all haha. I’ll probably give it a try on my next video then :smiley: I think the combo I’m working on might have a similar trick that would look awesome under the effect. Although I’ve to tell you Adobe Premiere is a great software but I believe there is much better and easier ones that don’t require sticky notes :stuck_out_tongue: LOL If I come across any that make effects like that easier (I probably will) I’ll let you know!

Thanks though :slight_smile:


#12

dude that was sick! that trick at the beginning reminded me of a tre flip hahaha


#13

I am very impressed. You have an insanely cool style. Keep on throwing:)


#14

“Making a porno.”

Dude, this vid was sick! Loved it.


#15

That was hilarious. My favorite part;P


(MikeMonty) #16

YoRED: Thanks! I’m glad you liked it! I’m not sure I know what a tre flip is though lol, sounds like something from skateboarding…

thefluteninja: Thank you! I’m glad you enjoy my style :slight_smile: Been working on it a long time, still working on it in fact haha :slight_smile: No worries, I will definitely keep on throwing!

Ibanez and thefluteninja: Haha yea, I had been asked that about 5 times that day and that was my way of politely saying, “What do you think it looks like, doofus?”


(kclejeune) #17

You basically did rotoscoping… Sort of. I’m wondering how motion tracking the yoyo would work?


#18

I thought rotoscoping was that technique where you take real footage and make it look animated?

I saw an ad for a video editor that was promoting their motion tracking feature and wondered the same thing-- would it work for that Mike Montgomery style edit?


(MikeMonty) #19

Casey888, like what GregP is saying, from what I’ve seen of rotoscoping and how I’ve read the words description whatever I did doesn’t really sound like rotoscoping. The reason I don’t think it sounds like it is because what I’ve seen of rotoscoping usually means something has been removed from one bit of footage and placed into another. In mine I never removed or replaced anything, I simply crop zoomed in on the yo-yo and then frame by frame moved the yo-yo back to the center of the shot until all the frames had the yo-yo centered. I’m sure there is a name for this but I honestly don’t think rotoscoping (as I’ve seen it described elsewhere, google) fits the bill.

That being said, rotoscoping could be a cool idea for a yo-yo video lol