Join Chris Meyer for an in-depth discussion in this video Some lighting effect examples, part of Final Cut Pro: Lighting Effects in Post.
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Let's move onto some examples. First, I'm going to arrange my window just so we…can get things closer together. Here's a clip of a women in an office.…It's nicely done, it's nicely lit. It just doesn't have much going on. There is no…lights going on in the background, three is no lights going across her face.…It's relying on the action to carry the whole shot.…Well, we can enhance this by adding lighting layers. For example, let's turn on…this candidate. Again, this is a sort of soft, out of focus, gently moving…candidate that may make a good lighting layer.…
When choosing our composite mode, my first candidate is usually Overlay. …We like to see if that one works, then I'll move off of this one and try other…ideas. In this case, it adds some nice highlights and some nice interesting…kind of color saturated shadows to this footage.…Notice in Final Cut, as soon as I use the composite mode, my Render bar goes red. …I'll hit Command+R to go ahead and render it. This is the only time I'll…make you sit through this. In the future I'll just cut out the renders and jump…
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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