Join Chris Meyer for an in-depth discussion in this video Transformations, part of Final Cut Pro: Lighting Effects in Post.
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In the previous movies, we've been showing you how to select lighting clips…that best complement to your original underlying footage. In the next few movies, …we are going to show you how to further find-tune those lighting clips…though the use of transformations such as Scale and Rotate, through color correction,…through improving contrast and using other effects such as blur. Let's start…with the transformations.…Here we have another shot of our trumpet player that has a strong upper right…to lower left orientation. Here is the lighting layer we like to use on top of it…which goes from upper left to lower right, kind of in the opposite direction.…
So as I turn the lighting layer on and put it into Add mode,…you'll see that the light just coming from the wrong direction.…The first I need to do is flop my lighting layer so that it's coming from the…upper corner instead. I'll select it and apply Effect > Video Filters >…Perspective > Flop. And now my layer is coming from the upper right instead.…
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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