Join Chris Meyer for an in-depth discussion in this video Color correction, part of Motion: Lighting Effects in Post.
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Here is my gear footage again, nice, strong, vertical composition. Here is a…lighting layer I would like to try on it. Nice, strong, vertical composition.…Problem is there's a lot of colors in here, including colors that don't…compliment the underlying footage.…I will also try a mode like say Overlay mode. Just too many colors are…happening. I can go ahead and try a different mode like Soft Light and it's not…quite as severe, but I saw blues and purples coming in here and it may be a…little too psychedelic for what I like.…
So let's go ahead and remove the color from that lighting layer. I'll select it. …Apply Filter > Color Correction > Desaturate.…Now, you will notice that it's a simple set of grayscale values instead of this…bright colored layer. I can go ahead and back it off a little bit, …take a little bit of the color back in, or let it be grayscale.…Then I see my Motion's Desaturate plug- in does give me a few different options…such as picking specific color channels to use. But the default of picking up…
Motion: Adding Lighting Effects in Post demonstrates how to use any version of Motion 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