Join Chris Meyer for an in-depth discussion in this video Some more lighting effect examples, part of After Effects: Lighting Effects in Post.
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Okay, now let's move to some clips that are already pretty good, but we want…to enhance them even further.…This shot of a businesswoman, turning around, taking off her glasses slowly,…was again well shot. Someone has a nice out of focus background, they have very moody…lighting on her, but the lighting doesn't change over the course of the shot…and she is a little bit in shadow, and it could be even better. So let's make it even better.…Let's try this clip to start off with. Again, this is a nice cloudy clip, bluish…in color, which compliments the blue of the original clip, nice subtle lighting…effects. I'll start off with Overlay, which is my favorite mode to start with.…
There is Overlay mode. I'll RAM preview and you can see how much more…interesting this is. Rather than having constant lighting in the background,…we now have a constantly moving sea of light in the background. It adds more…interest to this shot and just makes it more interesting to view.…Let's try another one. This is another example something it has some motion in it,…
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