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Contrast

Another common thing you need to do is play around with the levels of your lighting clip. Here is our trumpet player again and here is something we want to use as a lighting source. It's primarily white with some gray levels. However, the white is not full white and the gray is certainly not full black. There is a couple of ways we can go with this. My first approach is to increase the contrast in this clip. So it goes from maximum black to maximum white giving me the maximum flexibility to blend into the clip. So I'll select this and apply Effect > Color Correction > Levels. This gives me a nice Histogram where I get to see the distribution of the white levels.

I'll bring the Input White point down to tickle my highest white value and my Input Black up to tickle the lowest black value. And now I have full contrast. Now if I was to apply it with the mode such as Overlay mode, I'm going to get the maximum contrast from brightened areas to darkened areas for my light...

Contrast
Video duration: 3m 36s 43m 8s Intermediate

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Contrast provides you with in-depth training on Video. Taught by Chris Meyer and Trish Meyer as part of the After Effects: Lighting Effects in Post

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Video
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After Effects
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