Join Richard Harrington for an in-depth discussion in this video What makes a good background?, part of Motion Graphics for Video Editors: Creating Backgrounds.
…So, what makes a good background?…Well, this is incredibly subjective, but it's something I've been doing for…more than 20 years.…And I first started using tools like a video toaster.…Kiki Wipes, if you need to look it up.…And with these type of things, they've been around forever.…And video graphics in the 80s and early 90s were fairly obnoxious.…But through time we've seen style simplify and really become a bit more elegant.…So, what makes a good background?…Well, let me show you a few concepts.…Here we have a really simple backdrop.…
And I'm trying to evoke something for a theater here.…Something that's coming soon.…You'll notice in this case that the action safe and…title safe guides included with the Photoshop template make it…easy to really see where the critical information needs to fall.…If you ever need it inside of Photoshop,…if you choose Windows Actions, you can click on the action's panel menu and…load up the video actions that I wrote for Photoshop.…And what you'll find here is a guide.…So, you can go ahead and run the Title Safe Overlay by clicking the Play button.…
- 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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