Join Richard Harrington for an in-depth discussion in this video Using the exercise files, part of Practical Motion Background Workshop.
If your lynda.com membership includes them, there are some hands-on exercise files you could download. It's going to be some of the footage plates that we shoot today, as well as the postproduction software tools that we use. So when I jump into After Effects and start to process layers, or Final Cut Pro, you will see how I did that and can open up the project file and really just sort of deconstruct it. All fun, easy, straightforward stuff. So if you get a chance, download those files. They'll come in handy as we get towards the end of the exercise. Plus, you'll be able to take the source layers and use them to create your own backdrops for fun.
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- Selecting a camera
- Using a turntable to rotate your subject while you film
- Lighting the scene
- Choosing a frame rate
- Creating dancing shadows
- Shooting "through" objects
- Making a loop
- Building the composition
- Retiming clips
- Rendering the background
Skill Level Appropriate for all
1. The Technique in Brief
2. Gathering Source Materials
3. Set the Stage
4. Shooting Techniques
5. Get Organized for Post
6. Creating Backgrounds with Adobe After Effects
7. Creating Backgrounds in a Nonlinear Editing Tool
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