Join Chris Meyer for an in-depth discussion in this video Unifying a montage of clips, part of Premiere Pro and After Effects: Enhancing Production Value.
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…In a perfect world, all the footage that was shot for a job was shot by the same…director of photography or lighting person, and they came…up with a look for all of the clips.…However, as is the case with many corporate…jobs or maybe in independent film where a different…crew's worked on different parts, you may have different…scenes, which have very different color looks to them.…And somehow, you need to unify these into one common…look, so that these changes between scenes aren't all that jarring.…
Well, there's a couple ways of going about that.…You can get into a nice color grating session and try to correct…all of these around to one reference out of colors, or you can…use this really quick and dirty effect of tinting all the footage with…the same color, which will help push them all towards a unified look.…We wouldn't necessarily do an entire movie that way, but if I…have a low budget corporate job, I'm trying to kick out in a…hurry, and I have maybe a montage I'm trying to make look…good in the middle of the piece, this is what I would do.…
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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