Join Mark Christiansen for an in-depth discussion in this video Push adjustments hard for drama and intensity, part of After Effects Compositing: 1 Intro to VFX.
- Here's a shot that's used as an example in both…the color keying and the rotoscoping and edge courses.…Now, we're going to make it look a lot better…by pushing the foreground and background…quite a bit further than one might expect.…To get us there, we're going to take a look…at real world reference.…
So even just by taking a look at those shots,…my shot is looking incredibly dull.…And so to fix that, we're going to…start with the background.…Now, we know this is a shallow depth of field shot.…How do we know?…Let me turn off the background for a moment,…and you'll see that this mirror is way out of focus,…as is the foreground mirror, and she's in.…So this is a shallow depth of field shot.…Well, that means that that background is going to be…way out of focus, and to accomplish that…I'm going to use…camera lens blur.…
And I'm going to crank it up pretty high.…And not only am I going to make…that background pretty blurry,…I'm also now going to make it pretty blown out.…To do that, I can raise the gain,…but I also want to lower the threshold down quite a lot,…
Skill Level Intermediate
Q: This course was updated on 06/22/2017. What changed?
A: The following topics were updated: an overview of moving selections; an overview of the camera for compositing; and an overview of what makes an image cinematic.