Join Chris Meyer for an in-depth discussion in this video Live action composites, part of Premiere Pro and After Effects: Enhancing Production Value.
…In this chapter, I'm going to show you a…better way, to composite lighting and effects over footage.…I'm going to start out, by showing you the wrong way to do that.…Here we have, some more time footage shot in Bagdad…and on top we have, a fireworks explosion shot against black.…And, it's considerably longer than our footage, so let's right click on…it, choose speed to duration, let's just double it up for now.…
Click Okay, now the explosion is mostly done by the time my footage is done.…To composite a shot, many video editors, would select the parallel footage on top…Go to effects and apply a luma key, no, drag down my footage.…Luma key, however does not give the best composite,…for one you will see that the explosion is kind…of washed out, this is looking kind of like…that mix that I showed you in the previous chapter.…We can go ahead and try to play around the threshold a little bit to make…it a little bit brighter, but in doing…so, you're going to start to see some posterization.…
Some edges, right where the fire is fading out against the black background.…
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- Compositing footage shot on black
- Tinting and color-balancing footage to change its mood and unify multiple clips
- Adding a filmic glow
- Introducing artificial lighting to add mystery and interest to a scene
- Relighting existing footage
- Using the Warp Stabilizer and Rolling Shutter Repair to smooth out wobbly shots