Adding lightning


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Adding lightning

In the last movie, you made this animated gradient. In this movie, we will add some more interest by compositing a lightning movie on top of this layer. In the Sources, twirl down Movies. You're going to be using the Curly Lightning.mov from Artbeats. What I am most interested in are the white lines and a little less of the blue smoke. So we'll need to color correct this so we're not adding too much blue.

If you remember the final animation, it has more of a golden orange tint, and the floor is fairly neutral, something like a warm gray. So I will return to my Composition and add the movie to the comp. Now you will notice the movie is only at D1 size, so it's not filling my 1200 square comp. We can fix that by selecting Layer > Transform > Fit to Comp. If I press S for Scale, you can see I am scaling the layer by a large amount.

I wouldn't normally do this if this was a real job and not a tutorial. I would have the client buy the high-def footage so that we would...

Adding lightning
Video duration: 3m 37s 3h 26m Intermediate Updated Dec 19, 2012

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Adding lightning provides you with in-depth training on Video. Taught by Chris Meyer and Trish Meyer as part of the After Effects Apprentice 15: Creating a Sports Opening Title

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Video
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After Effects
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