Join Ian Robinson for an in-depth discussion in this video Color correcting the back plate, part of Mograph Techniques: Retiming and Tracking Footage.
I have our reference QuickTime open here, so we can talk about the scene that we're…going to build. As I scrub through, you can see we've got…our graphics appearing and our soccer player kicking the ball.…Overall, there's kind of a greenish tint to the scene.…Now, we're going to make our shot look even better than this because I find these…goal posts and things in the background rather distracting.…So for this specific video, we're going to work on isolating the soccer player from…the background. And then we'll fade out the background…elements leaving just the soccer field and the player.…
And then of course we'll be able to take that and apply a color correction to the…whole scene to better match this kind of teal look of our h plus logo.…So let's jump into After Effects. Now, our back plate layer is made up of…two layers, layer four and five. I'm going to draw a lasso around both of…those layers and precompose them. Let's go up under Layer and choose…Precompose, and let's call this soccer Kick One Precomp.…
- Analyzing a rough cut
- Tracking with mocha
- Adding and animating spheres
- Creating an animated logo with particles
- Adding dynamic motion
- Color correcting the back plate
- Blending particles emitters
- Retiming layers with prerenders
- Adjusting speed with Timewarp
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Isolating the Base Layer Video
Analyzing the rough cut2m 7s
2. Tracking Footage
3. Adding Graphics
4. Adding Color Correction and Finishing Touches
Next steps1m 21s
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