Universe offers lots of options to stylize your footage including adding damage as if it were shot on film or even VHS. In this video, explore a few effects to see the incredible amount of control available to get the look you want out of your shot.
- [Instructor] In this movie, we're going to start our exploration of stylistic effects inside of Red Giant Universe. We'll take a look at them inside of Premiere Pro. And in the second part, we'll take a look at them inside of Avid Media Composer. The best part is the same effects are available in both Premiere Pro and Avid. Let's start off with this exercise. And the first thing we're going to do is make sure that you are on the chapter 1_3 sequence, which is going to be available in your exercise files chapter one folder. I have my Red Giant Universe dashboard loaded up here at the side, as well as the effects panel on the right, because in an earlier movie, we saved an RG Universe workspace. If you don't have this simply head to the window menu and under extensions, you can load the RG Universe dashboard followed by the effects panel for any reason, if it's not showing. You could also switch to the effects work space. So here I am with my first clip, and then we're going to head over in the dashboard to the stylized category and let's go straight to misfire, which actually happens to be a damaged film look. I love this effect, so in fact, I'm going to click on it to mark it as a favorite, which means that if I go over to my favorite section, I can see misfire is available from here. Let's see some of the presets that are available by single clicking it. And you'll notice here ton of different presets, some specifically with scratches, others, which actually even give you a silent film look. Let's just go with some simple film damage. I'm going to apply that preset to the clip, and you can see here some lovely vignetting, some scratches as well as a little bit of dirt on my video clip. This is looking great. So if I just sort of press the space bar to play back, we can see the effect. And this is a good note that if certain stylistic effects, which do take up a lot of processing, one thing that you can do is simply head over here to where it says full or whatever the resolution is, and bring this down a little bit to preview effects a little bit faster before you need to render them. So that's great. I'm going to bring this down to a quarter for the time being in terms of playback quality. Another thing that people don't know about as well is under settings on top of that, there's a paused resolution quality. I'm just going to set that to half and this has no bearing in how the file is going to export, but we'll just speed up of how I look at some of these effects here inside of Premiere Pro. Okay, so the film damage effects essentially is controlled of two amounts. There's an overall damage amount, which is your scratches, as well as the dirt and dust on the image. And if you set that to zero, you'll notice that all of those effects go away. There's also some color stylization, which is this color amount. If you bring that down to zero, we're essentially back to our default clip. I'm going to press command Z or control Z on a PC to undo this. And if we twirl down the effects tab, you can start to see all of the various effects which are currently involved, most of them are a mixture of both the damage as well as the color categories above. So right now I can tell you that if I scroll down, there is some dust that has been added over this image. If I didn't want that, I can simply de-select that control. And you'll notice that the dust that did appear on the image goes away. I'll draw your attention to this pixel right here on the frame, and I'll just click off that so you can see that it goes away. Now underneath the control that's active happens to be its parameters. And while you can see there are a ton, this is to deal with the fact that Red Giant Universe effects give you a lot of control. So through the series of over 80 effects, you have a lot of control in terms of being able to customize the look that you want. Let's move our play head over to the next clip. And I want to click the backward button here in Red Giant Universe, head to the stylized category, and let's take a look at over light, which gives us an option to create this light leak type effect. If I single click, we can see it's presets here and let's start off by dealing with the beam preset. I'll apply that you can see this light leak over top of this image right here. I'll move my play head earlier and press the space bar. And you might see some subtle movement in the light leak that's over top of the footage as well. Now, in this particular example, there is an over light preset that's currently set to beam, and I want to switch that to side sparkle. Right now, you can see here that the hue intensity is set to zero, and if I increased it to 100, it's now taking on the hue color that's available in the effect parameters. If it's set to zero, it's more blending into the footage that's underneath it. Now you can easily take this light leak and flip it on an axis, either vertical or horizontal. And we can also play with a flicker here, although much more subtle compared to your misfire effect, which is trying to give you a damaged film look. I'll move my play head earlier and we'll just take a look at what this effect looks like right now. (soft violin music) Now, lastly, for our stylization part one, it should be noted that stylistic effects can also be applied to titles. In fact ones where you see texts are ideal to apply to titles. This is a template that is available in your motion graphic templates in the graphics panel if you don't see this on your timeline. Or you can easily just create some text here with the type tool, for any reason that you don't see it here in this project. I'm going to click on the GLO FI II effect. And what we'll do is apply V Shimmer, that preset. We can see that that's applied to the title and we have this nice, beautiful glow that's behind the text. Now keep in mind, there is a little bit of jaggedness around the edges to deal with the quality playback resolution set right now. I can always set that back to full to see this at full quality when we're in playback mode. And then also change the pause quality, which we have changed from the settings menu by clicking on the wrench over here. So there you have it, a few stylistic effects inside of the Universe. Let's see a few more in the next.
This course was created by Nick Harauz. We are pleased to offer this training in our library.
- Leveraging blurs
- Making transitions pop
- Laying out lots of text
- Animating logos without keyframes
- Building HUD displays
- Saving presets and stacked effects