Join Chris Meyer for an in-depth discussion in this video Some more lighting effect examples, part of Final Cut Pro: Lighting Effects in Post.
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Now let's work with some clips that were shot very nicely, but which we'd like…to add even more excitement too. Here's a clip of a businesswoman slowly…turning around while removing her glasses. Someone did a nice job composing this. …They have a nice blurred out background. They have her in silhouette…against the background.…But there is just not a lot going on in here, there is no light change going on…in the background, and frankly her face is a little underlit for my taste. …So let's see what we can do with the scene. Go back to home. Let's try this…lighting clip. This is a nice bit of cloudy footage slowly moving. It has a nice…center focus with darkened edges. This looks like a good candidate.…
I will right-click, choose Composite Mode, and we'll start off with Overlay mode. …Now we've got some more color going on. This was before and after.…So if nothing else, the color in my lighting clip has made this scene look richer.…I'm at Home, let's Play. Now I've got some animation, there is something subtle…
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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