Join Lee Lanier for an in-depth discussion in this video Finalizing the composite, part of VFX Techniques: Crowd Replication with After Effects.
When you come to the end of a project, it's a good idea to take one more look at everything…you've done to make sure you have the quality that's going to make you happy.…Now in terms of what I did, I reexamined the green screen, made some adjustments, took…a look at the motion tracking, updated the anchor points, adjusted some of the color…grading through adjusting the curves effects or hue/saturation effects.…I also went in further and changed some more of the hair color, so originally we did this…guy's head, but I also adjusted this head here, and this guy way in the foreground.…
That just required additional layers, additional rotoscoping, and additional adjustment of the Hue/Saturation tool.…In terms of the ground color grading, we originally had that big shadow on the ground.…If we go back to AddCrowd, we can see that the big ground shadow is called DarkerFloor…right now, where we masked that big section and darkened it down.…However, I made one additional copy of the lowest layer and darkened that.…
- Setting up your project
- Removing camera jitter
- Motion tracking CG renders
- Creating light effects
- Keying with Keylight
- Solving bad matte edges
- Rotoscoping green screen footage
- Color grading to match elements
- Relighting the scene
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Getting Started
Reviewing image sequences4m 13s
2. Tracking and Integrating Renders
3. Working with Greenscreen
4. Color Grading and Rendering
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