"I made this filter because I wanted to see how a mustache and goatee would look on me. My main goal was to make a realistic filter for those who can't grow facial hair and I'm currently blown away by the virality!"
- Eren Dere, Digital Artist and TIkTok Effect House Ambassador
In last week’s Filter Frenzy roundup, the Goatee filter was among the top trending filters for the week.
Who would’ve thought that so many people would be eager to see what they’d look like with a goatee?!
Take a look.
Another reminder that trends depend on the whim of the people.
I think Eren would agree.
We had an awesome Optix chat with him about his trending filters and his thoughts on being an Effect House Creator.
Here’s how it went:
I've watched almost all the videos with the filter, and they're incredibly funny. It's entertaining to observe people using the filter, with some even thinking they resemble their fathers when using it and I couldn't be happier to see so many people enjoying it to the fullest!
I often receive numerous inquiries in the comments section about how to create your own filter or whether you need to be selected by TikTok to do so.
Creating a TikTok filter isn't only about its appearance on its own. We also need to ensure it looks good with different skin tones, especially for makeup effects, in various lighting conditions, and on diverse people. It's also crucial to check that the filter functions well on a variety of devices.
Creating a TikTok Effect goes through several rounds of changes and improvements. I usually make 5 to 10 different versions of an effect, and then I choose the one that looks the nicest.
Effect creators often draw inspiration from unexpected sources. It could be anything. This eclectic mix of influences contributes to the wide variety of filters available on the platform.
Before I share a TikTok effect with everyone, I first test it with different people. Their feedback helps me make the filter look and work better.
It's important to ensure that the filter complies with the platform's rules and guidelines. Every filter undergoes a review process before the effect goes live.
My favorite Filter is TikTok's Bold Glamour filter because it looks cool and can make anyone appear picture-perfect. It's funny how the filter appears differently on each person and even changes features like making some look more masculine and others more feminine.
My most engaged filter is my ‘Paparazzi by Eren’ filter.
It took me the longest to make compared to my other filters. This one has 3D model arms holding phones that make it seem like they're taking photos with flashing lights, like real paparazzi. And it's cool because it even tracks the user's movements.
To predict and create new filters, I simply explore trending topics on my ‘For You’ page. This helps me gather ideas and inspiration for filters that people would enjoy using in their videos. Some filters even have the power to start fresh trends, so I aim to make those engaging filters that entertain users the most.
Filters are really awesome! People love them because they bring videos to life. Filters add excitement with fun effects and can even boost confidence by using beauty filters. I believe that when people use filters in their videos, they're actually increasing the chances of those videos going viral. It's like giving your content an extra boost that makes it stand out and get shared more.
I really love Effect House's creator space. Our community is awesome, and full of friendly and helpful people. The Effect House Discord channel is a great place to chat and to support each other. I've been with Effect House since the beginning, starting from the beta program and becoming an ambassador.
The community managers are really nice and always ready to help. We have fun challenges for all creators with cool prizes. And there's even a Creator Fund Program that lets creators earn money for their effects.
Something fun you should know about me is that I never take a photo without adding a filter to it 😜
For more information on the filter creation process, check out TikTok’s Effect House and stay tuned for more creator Q&As and insights on your favorite filters and effects.
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