Get an overview of the Boris plugin set and how it varies across software packages.
- [Instructor] So what is Boris Continuum Complete? Well, Boris Continuum Complete is an extensive effects plug-in set available on a wide variety of platforms, and through a wide variety of software packages. For example, you can use the set with After Effects, Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro, Media Composer, DaVinci Resolve, Vegas Pro, and The Foundry Nuke. The set includes tools for generating 3D text, time and image warping, color correction and color grading, lens flares and relighting, motion tracking, and many other common effects tasks.
I'll demonstrate these tools for the most part in Adobe After Effects. However, I'm going to start with Adobe Premiere to show you how the plug-ins may vary across different software packages. So let's go to Premiere. Here's a Premier Profile, and this is saved out as 0_2. This has ocean footage loaded into a project. Once the Boris effects are installed, they appear in the effects section. For example, I can go to video effects and here are all the Boris effects, BCC.
These are grouped in folders, so here is a set of blur effects. So I can go down to fast lens blur, and drop that on my footage and there we go. Let's compare that to working in After Effects. Here's an After Effects project, same footage. So I want to apply the effect here. I'll select the layer, go to effect, and once again here are all the BCC effects. I'll go to the blur menu and select fast lens blur.
And there we go. Even though there are variations in the application across the different software packages, they're essentially the same effects. Though they're not 100% identical. Some of the properties may not be available to all the packages, but they're close enough that if you learn them in one package, such as After Effects, you can apply that knowledge to a different package such as Premier, or Vegas Pro, or Nuke. We're going to work mostly in After Effects. So let's continue with that package.
VFX expert Lee Lanier begins by exploring shared Boris Continuum controls, and then shows how to apply stylistic effects. He explains how to work with the PixelChooser and Boris Lights, and discusses how to color grade and warp footage. He also takes you through using the Boris Chroma Key Studio and working with Mocha Pro for motion tracking, as well as how to add particles and work with 3D text.
- Overview of Boris Continuum
- After Effects preferences
- Applying stylistic effects
- Relighting with Boris Lights
- Adjusting colors
- Changing the time of day
- Warping footage
- Keying green screen
- Motion tracking
- Adding particles
- Working with 3D text