New to meming. Can someone lend a hand?

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  1. placebooooo
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    placebooooo GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    Hi everyone,

    So, I’m completely new to meming. Me and my class are going through a rough time studying for a nervous system and immunology/inflammation exam coming up this week, and i came up with an idea to create a meme based on this video:



    Basically, I’m trying to put text on Steve and Nancy, not entire video, only from about 1:10 to about 1:50 (when Steve walks out). I’m trying to put the words “Me” on Nancy and “Nervous and inflammation” on Steve throughout that time frame is all. I was thinking about putting the text on their faces/bodies. Ideally, i would love for their faces to still show somewhat during the video even with the text.

    I looked up some ways to do this but no luck. Could someone help a fella out or point me in the right direction? Thanks!
     
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  2. FAST6191

    FAST6191 Techromancer

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    So grab the video however you will ( https://ytdl-org.github.io/youtube-dl/index.html if you need something).

    We could go in for the object tracking approach to the world (seen in various such things over the years) or do animated stuff but here in each cut the camera stays consistently positioned relative to the actors (no panning or camera movement particularly worth noting). Sometimes the object tracking approach can be a bit more visually amusing if it matches the movement of the actor but let us not get too crazy out of the gate.

    I tend to use clip based editors rather than timeline ones but either way I would find where the cuts are during that time period and note them (using the timecodes from that video above then roughly 1:21, 1:24, 1:30, 1:33, 1:37, 1:40. Fairly rapid cuts there but it does seem to the style of the times.).

    For the relevant segments in it then you want text on the relevant places. Many editors will have a subtitle feature that you can place somewhere. If that works for you (they might have limited options to do fancy colours, shadows, outlines and what have you) then do that. If not then you will want to overlay an image (easy enough to make with your chosen image editor). Transparent PNG will hopefully be supported by whatever editor you want, if not then you will need to make a mask -- pro tip if you take your transparent PNG then you can usually select alpha and make a mask that way.
    As far as seeing faces all the time then there appears to be space below their chins in each case.

    All this said 40 seconds is on the long side here. Do it if you want tough.
     
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  3. placebooooo
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    placebooooo GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    Thanks! I’ll try this out.
     
  4. TR_mahmutpek

    TR_mahmutpek medic

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    I am still stuck on that. Good luck on exams bro. I passed nervous system and we are now on parasitology and immunology.
     
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  5. GoldenBullet

    GoldenBullet That One Guy

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    Assuming your school has a computer lab, they will probably have most of the adobe programs installed. You can use after effects to motion track text onto the characters. Its fairly simple but a bit time consuming (still better than animating individual keyframes). There are youtube videos out there that can explain in more depth.
     
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