Join Mark Christiansen for an in-depth discussion in this video Essential 4: An overview of what makes an image cinematic, part of After Effects Compositing: 1 Intro to VFX.
- [Instructor] One sure sign of a mediocre result…with visual effects work can actually be everything…looking a little too perfect.…Now of course it's understandable to want your work…to be as close to perfection as possible,…but that may not be what makes it cinematic or interesting.…Here's a breakdown of a shot of mine…from Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End…that started with actors in costume in a pool…with a minimal bit of set to which we added foreground…and background of a ship, bubbles, god rays,…all of which we then obscured by making the shot…so dark you can barely make out who's even there.…
It's almost as if we messed up the shot…to make it look better.…Here then is a radical concept for you precision…and detail-oriented people.…It's what the camera takes away from reality…rather than what it adds that makes a shot feel cinematic…or evocative, or like it belongs in your favorite movie,…the one that you make that is.…We looked at all the phenomena that a camera…can introduce to an image that your naked eye does not.…
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.