Join Chris Meyer for an in-depth discussion in this video Choosing lighting candidates, part of Premiere Pro and After Effects: Enhancing Production Value.
…In this chapter, I'm going to focus on a technique I call artificial light.…Using lighting effects in one video layer…to enhance the action in an underlying video…layer, you can take any clip, one that…may be inherently interesting in the first place.…One that's frankly very boring, and give it new life by adding new animated…light into the scene to add more action and movement and attraction to it.…
Now before I discuss this technique, first I want to discuss…what type of layer works well as a lighting layer.…And I've gathered together a few examples to…show you what works and what doesn't work.…Now you might be accustomed to the idea that a really cool…background layer, is one that has a lot of detail in it.…A lot of things going on a lot of things to look…at now the interesting thing is those layers make lousy lighting layers.…They draw too much attention to themselves, when you really…want the attention to be on the original, underlying footage.…
The lighting is supposed to be, just an enhancement, it's…
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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