Join Chris Meyer for an in-depth discussion in this video Synthetic composites, part of Premiere Pro and After Effects: Enhancing Production Value.
…When compositing lighting or pyro effects, you…might not always have footage of that effect.…You might be creating it from scratch using effects inside after effects.…Well, in that case, you want to artificially put it…over a black background, and again, use modes to composite it.…And let me demonstrate the wrong and right ways to do this.…Right here is a nice stylized shot, some grass…reeds, looks like might be water in the background.…
Nice sunset.…Isn't this just begging for a J.J Abrams lens flare?…Okay maybe it isn't begging for it but, it's going to end up there anyway.…You know how clients are.…Normally you might select that clip, go to Effects…and say alright, what lens flares do I have?…Premier comes with a pretty basic one, I'll double click it in…this case to add it, and it's not really all that visible,…let's go ahead and at least orient it towards that light a…bit better, a little bit higher, let's move it over a bit.…
There's kind of a faint effect, and I only have…a few choices here for a few different lens presets.…
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- Compositing footage shot on black
- Tinting and color-balancing footage to change its mood and unify multiple clips
- Adding a filmic glow
- Introducing artificial lighting to add mystery and interest to a scene
- Relighting existing footage
- Using the Warp Stabilizer and Rolling Shutter Repair to smooth out wobbly shots