Join Chris Meyer for an in-depth discussion in this video More practice, part of Premiere Pro and After Effects: Enhancing Production Value.
…Here we have a far sparser piece of footage.…A slow motion boxer in a underlit, dim smokey gym, working out on a heavy bag.…It might be really nice documentary footage, but…if we wanted to add some zazz to this.…We could use some slightly more interesting lighting.…I mean this is a nice room light on the back of his head, et cetera, but…let's add some more motion in the background,…and we'll do that using this artificial lighting technique.…
For example, this water footage that we played with previously was…really nice over that busy footage of the woman drinking coffee.…Let's try that.…To improve this scene.…Again, I always start with overlay.…Woah.…That already has bought me quite a bit in production value.…Oh, I like that.…Because the smokiness and the haziness of the out of focus water has…really added something to the smokiness of the gym, they blend together really well.…It might be a bit strong, we can back it off…a little or I can try something like soft light mode.…
That's even too strong.…I think I like the contrast that overlay was giving me.…
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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