Join Richard Harrington for an in-depth discussion in this video Choosing objects to shoot for background plates, part of Practical Motion Background Workshop.
What do you shoot? That's easy. What do you have?…All you're looking for are things that reflect: sparkly stuff, shiny objects.…Now for some of you this is going to be easy--…you've got jewelry, you've got crystal, you've got glass--others not so much.…Chances are though, if you get creative, there's a lot of things you could find,…from piles of CDs to paper clips.…I've got a whole table here with a bunch of stuff on.…I'm just going to walk you through a few of the objects and then throughout the…exercises today you're going to get some ideas of what's possible.…
For example, I've got a whole plate here just filled with crystals--…these are just stones from a pet store-- plus couple of holiday decorations,…jewelry and lots of it. It's not mine.…I just borrowed it, but I got permission. And it's nice and sparkly.…This is going to work really well to create reflections.…Some everyday household items: pictures, glasses, vases, candleholders, things…with the reflections.…Coming to this side, we've got some household items we're going to use.…
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- Selecting a camera
- Using a turntable to rotate your subject while you film
- Lighting the scene
- Choosing a frame rate
- Creating dancing shadows
- Shooting "through" objects
- Making a loop
- Building the composition
- Retiming clips
- Rendering the background
Skill Level Intermediate
Video Foundations: Cameras and Shootingwith Anthony Q. Artis2h 58m Intermediate
1. The Technique in Brief
2. Gathering Source Materials
3. Set the Stage
4. Shooting Techniques
5. Get Organized for Post
6. Creating Backgrounds with Adobe After Effects
7. Creating Backgrounds in a Nonlinear Editing Tool
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