Join Mark Christiansen for an in-depth discussion in this video Compositing is matching, part of After Effects Compositing: 2 Matching Foreground to Background.
…You could say that a compositor just matches elements together, and…that would be true enough, except for that pesky word just.…Here we have two skateboards, only of which, is actually real.…Now, you could call this a simple a over b composite.…And it is fairly simple.…And yet, if we look at a version that has none of the compositing, you can see,…how many things actually have to happen, to make…you believe that this board, belongs in this scene.…There's color, there's lightning, there's shadow.…
But there's also, grain, depth of field.…Motion blur, and little details that you can add in After…Effects easily, that really just enhance the reality of the synthesized element.…Now in this course, we're going to start with a simple shot like this,…and go rather deliberately through, everything that's…involved, with getting it to really work.…Because I want you to have, the principles, that…you can apply both to a simple shot like this.…And, virtually any shot, of any level of complexity.…They all require some of the same fundamental components.…
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- Matching color in black and white
- Matching levels with proportions
- Desaturating with tint
- Creating depth of field
- Reducing or removing grain
Skill Level Intermediate
VFX Techniques: Tracking Objects onto a Facewith Lee Lanier2h 42m Intermediate
1. Compositing Is Matching
2. More Complex Compositing
3. Introducing Depth
4. Organize Projects for VFX
5. Befriend Noise and Grain
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