Join Chris Meyer for an in-depth discussion in this video Artificial light 101, part of Premiere Pro and After Effects: Enhancing Production Value.
…Okay, let's see how to add artificial light to an existing piece of footage.…In this case, we already have a very nice shot, the background is lovely,…colorful, out of focus, we have a roaming camera instead of a locked off camera.…This is very nice, but say, we want to make this even more magical,…like it was a magical day when she's out with her boyfriend, et cetera.…Well, to do that, we need to add a layer on top.…So, I have my main source footage, my main video track, video one…in this case and then I want to add my lighten layers on top.…
Now, just to drive home a point, that overly busy…layers don't work, let me drag this code rageler on top.…Now select it, open up its effect controls, troll up…into Opacity tab, and start trying out different blending modes.…Again, my first go-to mode is usually Overlay.…And you can see that, although this still image…looks really intriguing, it's going to make a lovely poster.…When it's playing at speed.…It's just way to distracting.…You can't really follow the story line of what she's up to.…
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- Compositing footage shot on black
- Tinting and color-balancing footage to change its mood and unify multiple clips
- Adding a filmic glow
- Introducing artificial lighting to add mystery and interest to a scene
- Relighting existing footage
- Using the Warp Stabilizer and Rolling Shutter Repair to smooth out wobbly shots