Join Andy Needham for an in-depth discussion in this video Color correct the footage, part of After Effects: Compositing a Cell Phone.
- [Voiceover] Color correcting, or grading…is a process by which we can get footage shot…at different times and locations…to fit together and feel incorporated.…We're going to base the look of our opening shots…on this final shot, as I want to create a bright…sunny mood in the promo, and the first two shots…are, a bit dull in comparison.…Then we'll look at using feathered colored solid layers…and how they can help tie transitions together,…so let's get to it.…
So what I'm gonna do is use the last shot as a base…for the color corrections in these shots,…so I'm just gonna copy the layer,…and come over here, and paste it in,…and I'm gonna scale it down so I've got it…in the viewer.…Just by looking at this we can see that we need to…brighten up the grass and yeah, just give it…some overall warmth, it's a bit cool, the first two shots,…so let's look at doing that now.…
We'll select our second layer here and we'll add…the curves effect and you can find it in the effect,…color correction, curves, and what we want to do…
Here, Andy Needham shows how to take the app mockup created in the companion course, After Effects: Creating a Mobile App Interface, and composite it into live-action footage of a smartphone. The final product is an animated promo video that helps visualize how the app will be used on a real device. Andy also covers storyboarding, tracking, keying, color correction, and a few audio tips. By the end of the course, you'll have more experience with the screen replacement workflow in After Effects and have a web-ready deliverable ready to share with the world.
- Planning with a storyboard
- Filming the phone
- Importing the live-action footage in After Effects
- Retiming the animation
- Tracking the shot in mocha AE
- Keying the screen with Keylight
- Adding an animated logo
- Rendering the shot
- Color correcting the composite