Nov 11, 2014
Breaking Bad: Computer Malfunction Created with Damage
by Robert Sharp
AMC's critically-acclaimed series Breaking Bad is a show packed with cinematic marvels and film making knowledge. In episode 1 of season 5, the show uses Artifact from DigiEffects Damage to create the effect of a computer malfunction due to Heisenberg's use of a high powered magnet.
To achieve this look apply Artifact from Damage. You'll need to apply three instances of the plug-in to your clip. Start with the operation type "Shifter" for the screen image shifting, then "Normal" for JPEG noise and finally "Blackout." Keyframe the increase of each effect.
Simple masking and compositing of the Damage video onto the laptop with track points allowed them to time the malfunction perfectly.
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