Blender Video Tutorial: How to overlay a head from one video onto a body from another video

Posted in Action / Study / Video editing on Thursday, August 18, 2016 by Joel Höglund

A lot of people have asked me how I made the Trumpinator and 300 videos, and especially how to cut out for example a head from one video and overlay it on another video. I promised some months ago that I'd do a video tutorial on this, and now finally it is done.

How to match the frame rate and aspect ratio

This first part shows how to download videos from Youtube and how to sync up the different frame rates using Blender (one video at 29.97 fps and one at 23.98 fps). Then I also show how I usually work around the issue of different aspect ratios, also using Blender (16:9 to 2.35:1).



Videos:
Donald Trump on rally protester: "Get him the hell out of here"

Gladiator | The Battle with A Retired Gladiator (ft Russell Crowe and Joaquin Phoenix)

How to overlay a head from one video onto a body from another video

In this second part I show my method of cutting out a head and overlaying it onto a body from another video.

I have made some slight changes to the order of the nodes in the video above, which I hope should make the movements somewhat smoother and demand less tweaking of key frames and such. You can find an image of this node setup below. Right click and select 'Show Image' to view it in full size.

 

Result

So this is the result, plus some extra scenes added in to give it some kind of meaning. Enjoy!

If you are new to Blender and want to learn how to use it for editing video, I'd recommend the video tutorials found at Mikeycal's channel on Blender Video Editing.

Last updated on Friday, August 19, 2016