Join Chris Meyer for an in-depth discussion in this video Fractal lighting, part of After Effects: Lighting Effects in Post.
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Now over time we have built a fairly large stock footage library of so called…lighting clips that we can then quickly draw upon during the course of a job.…If you have a camera and you are comfortable using tools like After Effects,…you can also go out and shoot your own footage. Shoot it out of focus, slow it…down in After Effects, colorize it, build your own library. And in fact, a lot…of these clips are once that we've shot and released through Artbeats. …They are called the Liquid Abstracts and Nature Abstracts.…Finally, the great thing about a tool like After Effects is you can create some…of your own lighting clips using some of these effects. Let me show you.…
I am going to start with a blank composition. I'm going to add a Layer > New >…Solid. Make sure it's the Comp Size. Click OK. I'll add Effect > Noise & Grain,…either Fractal Noise or if you have After Effects CS4, Turbulent Noise. …They are very similar. I'll use Fractal Noise.…Now Fractal Noise creates these cloudy patterns. There is a few tricks to…
After Effects: Adding Lighting Effects in Post demonstrates how to use virtually any version of After Effects to easily add animated lighting effects to existing footage. Going beyond basic techniques, Chris Meyer shares his personal experience and uses many examples to teach the best way to select and fine-tune lighting clips to enhance a variety of underlying shots. He presents techniques for subtle enhancements that will help hold the viewer's attention while adding production value to virtually any shot. Chris also discusses how to create lighting clips from scratch, either with a camera or by using Fractal Noise.
- Adding fractal lighting effects Transforming images with lighting and color correction Using vignetting to set the scene Adjusting blur for a subtle change