Join Chris Meyer for an in-depth discussion in this video Contrast, part of Final Cut Pro: Lighting Effects in Post.
Now in this case, I have an underlying shot of the trumpet player that I want…to enhance again. And I have chosen this lighting layer to enhance it. Notice…it has a diagonal orientation that again complements my trumpet. It's nice,…slow, out of focus, very appropriate. But the problem is that it doesn't really…have a lot of contrast to it. The white doesn't go to full white and the dark…areas don't go anywhere near full dark.…So what I want to do is increase the contrast of my lighting layer then apply it… to the footage underneath. I'll just put in the Overlay mode. I'm just not…going to see that obvious of a lighting effect. I'll go ahead and drag…through here. You notice I'm really going to get a lot of light play out of it.…
What I need to do is increase the contrast of that underlying shot.…We'll go ahead and set its mode back to Normal so I can see what's going on.…Select it, apply Effect > Video Filter > Color Correction. I'll just use the…basic Color Corrector for now. Open up its Filters tab, open up the Visual and…
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Final Cut Pro: Adding Lighting Effects in Post demonstrates how to use any version of Final Cut Pro to easily add animated lighting effects to existing footage. Going beyond basic techniques, Chris Meyer shares his personal experience and uses many examples to teach the best way to select and fine-tune lighting clips to enhance a variety of underlying shots. He presents techniques for subtle enhancements that will help hold the viewer's attention while adding production value to virtually any shot.
- Selecting the right footage for the right lighting effects
- Transforming images with lighting and color correction
- Using vignetting to set the scene
- Adjusting blur for a subtle change