Join Mark Christiansen for an in-depth discussion in this video Create convincing screen transparency, part of After Effects Compositing: 1 Intro to VFX.
- So Avatar is a movie that has a lot of screens in it.…I worked on this movie with a team that established…the look of the screens in the movie.…So in this lesson, I'm going to show you how…to composite screens into a scene.…Now, they can be super futuristic, 3D,…see through screens like these, or they could be screens…more like the one you're using…to watch this tutorial right now.…So here is a simple A B sequence.…
You should be able to tell which is which,…but one of these is an actual shot of a laptop…with a window reflection, and the other one…is the same laptop with a window reflection,…only there's an image of the screen…that has been tracked into the shot.…So in my opinion, too often,…you see shots that look like this.…And my problem with this after version…of the shot, is that it just doesn't look natural.…
Clients love this kind of thing, because the screen…is easier to read than it is in the natural version.…But in this lesson, I'm going to play devil's advocate,…and encourage you to make your shot…
Skill Level Intermediate
Q: This course was updated on 06/22/2017. What changed?
A: The following topics were updated: an overview of moving selections; an overview of the camera for compositing; and an overview of what makes an image cinematic.