Join Mark Christiansen for an in-depth discussion in this video Essential 7: Develop a "good eye" to go further, part of After Effects Compositing: 1 Intro to VFX.
- In visual effects we often say someone has a good eye,…as if it were some kind of physical attribute…that you're just simply born with.…Now the truth is that no one is…born with or starts with as good an eye…for visual effects as each of us has…after we've spent a significant amount of time…learning how the world works,…how the world looks through a camera,…and how to recreate what we see.…Even if you're a beginner at compositing,…if you know your way around After Effects,…you're ready to go further with…any of the topics you've seen in this course.…
There's so much that goes into the core skill…of just matching foreground and background,…that this topic actually spans two of my courses.…There are color matching lessons that…build on what you learned in the first lesson here,…as well as lessons on matching grain and focus that are…found in the Matching Foreground to Background course.…Separately, there are also lessons on…matching lens distortion, color grading, backlighting,…motion blur, using the curves tool,…
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.