Join Chris Meyer for an in-depth discussion in this video Some lighting effect examples, part of After Effects: Lighting Effects in Post.
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Okay, with those guidelines in mind, let's start looking at some examples.…For example, here's a woman in an office. The clip itself is technically very good.…It's evenly lit, it's well framed, it's just not very exciting. If we're trying…to make something like an opening title, this just isn't going to cut it.…So instead let's add some lighting to it. One clip that might make a good…lighting clip again is one of these soft edges clips. I'll play through it and…you can see it just has nice, subtle, slow, out of focus movement moving across screen.…
If Modes are not already visible in After Effects, press F4 to toggle the Modes panel …and then choose blending mode for your lighting clip. Now, usually…Overlay is the very first mode I go for. It's a handy, all purpose mode, it's a…good starting point and you can play with other modes after this.…You see there it's now added some highlights into the scene as well as some…shadows to the scene. I'm going to press 0 on the numeric keypad to RAM…
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