Join Richard Harrington for an in-depth discussion in this video What you should know before watching the course, part of Motion Graphics for Video Editors: Creating Backgrounds.
For this course, we're going to be dipping in to apps like Photoshop and After Effects. And I'm going to assume that you have a base comfort level. You don't need to be a guru in either of these apps. But if you've used them before, or perhaps have completed the essential training course here on Lynda.com. You'll find things a lot easier. I'm going to work through some of the core features of these. Such as sizing documents, running filters and then saving or exporting files. All of these things are covered in the essential training series. So, you might want to check those titles out if you're completely new with either application.
I'll also temporarily jump into Premiere Pro and Final Cut Pro. But, just to export files. If you're using another NLE, that's fine too. I'm just going to give you a general overview of the process of getting source video out of those applications. We'll explore just some of these essential skills when working with the core tools for video. Now, beyond this, just follow along. And if you need to watch a movie more than once, feel free. You can dig in. You can see the steps again. And really try the techniques out. And if your Lynda.com membership includes it, you will find some exercise files
- 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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