Join Chris Meyer for an in-depth discussion in this video Some more lighting effect examples, part of Motion: Lighting Effects in Post.
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Let's go ahead and pick a few shots that are basically good and see if we can…further improve upon them. Like here is a nicely composed shot of a…businesswoman turning around and looking at the camera. She's nicely framed,…she has interesting and blurred up background behind her, she's a silhouette,…she's taking off her glasses.…This was basically a good idea. However, I don't see any animation happening…with this light. She is perhaps little bit underlit. It could be easy to…overlook this scene or just not get too excited about it. So let's try adding…some lighting to it.…
My first attempt is going to be a lighting layer such as this. I love soft,…amorphous, slow moving layers like this. Just perfect for adding dancing light…to a scene. So I'll select it and try our first call such as Overlay mode. …And now you see we've got animated swimming lights in the background rather than a…very constant background light. So it already is an improvement.…Now it is basically a dark layer. So I'm going to try Color Dodge, instead of…
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