Join Richard Harrington for an in-depth discussion in this video The role of backgrounds, part of Motion Graphics for Video Editors: Creating Backgrounds.
…Before we start building some backgrounds, let's look at a few that are pre-built.…And I want to walk you through some essentials,…to how backgrounds function in the world of motion graphics.…In this particular case, I have a very relaxing scene.…Perhaps, think of this as a shot of a beachfront at a hotel.…And, the hotel would like to put up information for tourists.…Perhaps on the in-room entertainment system.…And when we add some text based information,…you'll see that the use of drop shadow, makes it relatively easy to read things.…
However, this could be improved.…By doing things like reducing the chroma of the background.…Applying a little bit of edge, in this case a vignette.…To simplify some of the details.…And layering in a blurred copy for contrast.…You'll see that, that information clearly stands out.…In this area, we have a pocketful of color that pulls the eye towards the text.…While the rest of the image is desaturarted.…And gently fades out at the edges of the screen.…And this really guides your eye towards the text based information.…
- 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
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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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