Join Mark Christiansen for an in-depth discussion in this video Essential 3: An overview of the camera for compositing, part of After Effects Compositing: 1 Intro to VFX.
- [Instructor] A good visual effects shot…doesn't match the way the world looks to your naked eye,…but rather how it is photographed by a camera.…Here's a sequence that emphasizes the emotional reality…of this climactic scene…at the end of Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End.…This is not how it would look to your naked eye…but shot with a camera,…it is powerful both for what it allows us to see…and also for what it leaves out.…By looking at the camera itself,…and this applies to any camera body and lens,…including this older Canon 7D…with a Tamron 24-70 millimeter zoom,…there are specific things we can identify…that the camera sees and records…and your eyes and brain do not.…
The camera has three distinct parts,…each of which contributes specific cinematic qualities…to an image:…the back, also known as the camera body or sensor,…the lens, which may be a prime with a fixed length…or a variable zoom like the one that you see here,…and the opening, which helps establish the field of view…and may also include a filter that controls or limits…
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.