The TikTok door knock challenge is a new craze that is perfect for spooky season. Read on to discover how to join in!
Halloween is just around the corner and folks are scrambling for cool trends to celebrate the holiday with. However, the door knock trend might be the best one yet.
The door knock challenge is taking TikTok by storm this Halloween, and with over 10 million views to show for it. Let’s talk about this viral challenge and how you can participate in it.
What is the door knock trend?
The door knock challenge, also known as the door knock transition, or knock-at-the-door challenge is a new TikTok trend where the subject pretends to listen to a knock from another version of themselves.
This trend makes use of well-timed transitions to give the illusion of one person being on either side of the same door. ‘Beat Automotivo Tan Tan Tan Viral’ by WZ Beat is the most used sound for this trend, and TikTok users record their knocks in sync to the beat.
The trend usually involves one person. However, some videos include two or more people.
Although it is simple, the door knock challenge is useful for various forms of self-expression, like in this video. Here, a TikToker uses the door knock trend to shed light on her dual nationality.
In this spooky clip, a popular make-up artist does a Halloween version of the door knock transition.
Videos such as the one above are just what the doctor ordered for Halloween season. Therefore, you could create a similar video, and put your own spin on it. So, how can you make a door knock video for Halloween? The answer will be revealed shortly.
How to make a door knock transition on TikTok
The door knock challenge is easy to understand. However, you need to be precise to get the best quality video. Let’s show you how it’s done.
First of all, decide whether you’ll be recording yourself or enlisting help. If you aren’t very skilled with the selfie camera, we suggest the latter.
Start the recording in front of your open door and act like you just heard a knock coming from behind it, then move closer until your ear is against the door. Slowly pan the camera towards the ledge of the door, and pause the video just before it reveals the other side. Don’t forget to mark the exact position of the camera from just before you paused it.
Next, do your make-up and stand on the other side of the door. Starting from the previously marked area, pan the video slowly towards yourself while knocking in sync with the audio. End the video at any desired point and save. Next, edit your video such that the end of the first half and the beginning of the second are perfectly synced up.
There you have it, your first door knock challenge video, ripe and ready for TikTok!
The door knock challenge is a fun trend that allows you to explore your creative side this Halloween, so why not jump in? Here are some creepy characters to dress as for your videos.
What do you think about the door knock trend, and would you participate in it?