Join Richard Harrington for an in-depth discussion in this video Stacking footage, part of Motion Graphics for Video Editors: Creating Backgrounds.
…Let's explore how some of those footage plates we just made can be used to…create looping backdrops.…Here is a simple one.…And you see that part of this footage isn't usable.…But once I got up and running, and started moving the light source over a pile of…pennies, I ended up with some pretty cool patterns.…You got some nice circular bouquet here being driven by the shape of the pennies,…and all I did was move the lighting source.…On the other hand, here's a simple glass out of our kitchen, and…it takes a little while to get to the good stuff.…
But once we're in there, you see we've got a pretty cool pattern.…And by moving the lights around, it looks pretty awesome.…All of these are a lot of fun, and…you just need to realize that not everything is going to be usable.…Here, we have a beaded vase spinning on one of the turntables, and…I like this one a lot.…Let's use this as the basis for our background.…Now, by loading that layer, I could drag through,…and mark an in point, and an out point.…
You'll see in this case the duration is about 47 seconds.…
- The role of backgrounds in video
- Achieving proper color and contrast
- Gathering source material
- Working with gradients
- Filtering and blending backgrounds
- Using patterned tiles
- Shooting background plates
- Stacking and blending footage
- Designing backgrounds with the effects in After Effects
Skill Level Beginner
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1. Background Essentials
2. Gathering Source Materials for Backgrounds
3. Working with Gradients
4. Designing Backgrounds with Photo Sources
5. Designing Backgrounds with Video Sources
6. Designing Backgrounds with After Effects
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