Join Chris Meyer for an in-depth discussion in this video Vignetting, part of Motion: Lighting Effects in Post.
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Now sometimes the problem isn't just the color. Sometimes the problem is the…values, the light and dark areas. In this example, we have a woman in the…middle of a scene. She is the center of attention. She should be the focal point. …We want her to be bright. We want her surroundings to be dark.…To do that, we probably want to enhance a vignetting sort of look to the scene.…Vignette is where the center is bright and in focus and the values,…the darkness, falls off as you go toward the edges of the scene.…
I have been through my footage collection and I pulled up this piece of footage…and said, this is a candidate. The values in the middle of the shot are very…different than the values around the outside of the shot. However, it's the…reverse of what I need. It's dark in the middle, bright on the outside, and…I want it to be bright in the middle, dark on the outside.…Well, just to see where we're going with this, I'm going to start out in…Overlay mode and you can see again, it's darkened her down and maybe added a…
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