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Creating a moving shot that is made up of disparate elements and looks as though it was taken all at once, with a single camera, is the very core of visual effects compositing. To make the effect look natural, compositors also need a deep understanding of how to match color, light, and phenomena specific to the camera, including grain and depth of field. Matching requires no special knack; for example, you can learn to effectively match color even if you have trouble seeing color accurately. So join Mark Christiansen, as he teaches you how to composite 2D or 3D foreground objects to a background scene with After Effects and seamlessly match light, color, depth of field, and noise, so that every element looks natural.
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Hi, I'm Mark Christianson, and I'm going to share with you a passion of mine, which is visual effects compositing in Adobe After Effects. This is a skill that I've built up over my career, working on small projects and big feature films. And most often, working right in After Effects. This introductory course restores a little bit of the fun into the fundamentals. The shots that exemplify matching elements to a scene, whether 2D or 3D compositing.
We'll take into account, the way that the camera creates a moving image. Including the light, grain and depth of the field. Along with in-depth color matching techniques that frankly are going to rock your world.
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