Join Mark Christiansen for an in-depth discussion in this video Create a simple rack focus between two layers with Camera Lens Blur, part of After Effects Compositing: 2 Matching Foreground to Background.
…Let's improve on this rather drab looking shot by adding…shallow depth of field and rack focus from foreground to background.…We're also going to look at reference to see how we can…make a shot like that even a bit more realistic and interesting.…So, clearly this shot's going to look better with…some shallow depth of field and it's a…trivial matter to add it, since I have…a foreground and background that are two distinct layers.…I've already set camera lens blur on the background.…
Actually going to dial it back a bit, it's a bit too heavy.…That looks better.…And that result's okay, but the shot is still very static.…What a rack focus effect will do here is tell a little story.…We'll start with him, we'll focus on what he's doing as…we are now, but then we'll move our gaze to the city.…And it's possible that the next scene would take place right there in the city.…So, we would have made a transition in this shot.…Something would have happened in what's otherwise a very static shot.…
So, to do this I'll set a keyframe here.…
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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
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3. Introducing Depth
4. Organize Projects for VFX
5. Befriend Noise and Grain
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