1. VFXhaiku.com

    Look on the Bright Side | If it's Cloudy, bring the Sun | Track, Comp, Perfection

    In this tutorial, we look at how to do a complex sky replacement with Adobe After Effects CS5. We take a look at a variety of tools, including Tracking, Displacement maps, exposure, Refine Matte, Edge Blur, Colour Correction with Curves, and applying a vignette.

    If you have any comments or questions, please let me know!

    Thanks!

    # vimeo.com/14810062 Uploaded 54K Plays 56 Comments
  2. An in-depth tutorial on color correction using Curves inside of After Effects and Photoshop. This method explains how to color correct most any footage "by the numbers". It's a bit of a science that requires only a minimum amount of understanding of RGB values.

    Please bestow a ♥ like or leave a ✉ comment if you have questions!

    You can skip the introduction if you so choose:
    0:45 - Before and After (Full Color Correction Example Here: vimeo.com/14400218)
    1:09 - Color Correction After Effects Tutorial Start
    12:37 - Edit your color corrected footage in Premiere! (Dynamically Link the CC'ed Footage)

    Using Photoshop for color correction is really a lot easier than you may think. In this tutorial, the method is very simple and fast - NO rendering multiple frames, NO importing video files into Photoshop, and easy access to making color changes.

    This tutorial is a tad long at 15 minutes - please bear with me as I fully explain the techniques here! (It was recorded it in the middle of the night. :) Hopefully you will find the techniques in this After Effects Color Correction Tutorial helpful. UPDATE 3/31/11 - I have re-uploaded this tutorial as I have redone the intro.

    http://devowe.com/blog/2011/how-to-color-correct-in-after-effects-the-right-way/

    ☞ TIPS:

    ✏ Choose areas that are large enough to sample and don't contain color casts or Chromatic Aberration
    ✏ Remember to use common sense. If the colors are just not looking right, either sample a different area or adjust to your liking.
    ✏ Your footage may have different areas of brightness or color shifts throughout the video. Animate your Levels for differing brightness, and animate your Curves for differing color where needed.
    ✏ Sometimes having crushed blacks or blown highlights are okay - especially in video. Keep this in mind when working with the Levels effect and don't worry if you have either of those in your final result.
    ✏ If you have the opportunity, use a gray card somewhere in the image - so that later in post, you can reference that neutral gray midtone for color correction.
    ✏ IMPORTANT: If you are using CS5, make sure you are using the Eyedropper Tool, NOT the Color Sampler Tool. Thanks to Ryan Yakich for the heads up.

    RGB Color Correction Values Reference (also at 9:54):
    Highlights ✏ 245
    Midtones ✏ 135
    Shadows ✏ > 12

    ☞ After Effects Color Correction Tutorial Example: vimeo.com/14400218

    To see other After Effects tutorials (including 60p to 24p Slow Motion Conversion, SUPER Slow Motion, Anamorphic Widescreen Tutorial, and more), go to:
    After Effects & Premiere Tutorials from devowe.com

    http://devowe.com

    Audio: Zoom H4n + Redhead Windscreen

    # vimeo.com/14396098 Uploaded 222K Plays 203 Comments
  3. Learn how to convert your 25p footage into 50p footage with After Effects and the use of it's pixel motion frame blending option. I was frustrated at the jerky motion that 25P is renown for, especially when going into a 25i or 50p project - this method creates the smoothest results I have seen.

    # vimeo.com/9119074 Uploaded 3,908 Plays 1 Comment
  4. Created by What Took You So Long for Global Giving, this video offers 34 tips and examples for creating short films about non-profit organizations and international projects. We focused on 3 primary areas: directing and producing, shooting in the field, and editing.

    All of the footage in this video was filmed by What Took You So Long in locations around the world, including Somalia, Haiti, Kenya, Colombia, Liberia, Mongolia, Papua New Guinea, Namibia, India, and more.

    GlobalGiving is a charity fundraising web site that gives social entrepreneurs and non-profits from anywhere in the world a chance to raise the money that they need to improve their communities. Since 2002, GlobalGiving has raised over $78 million from 308,772 donors who have supported 7,209 projects.

    For more information, visit:
    whattookyousolong.org
    globalgiving.com

    Video flow >>>

    DIRECTING AND PRODUCING

    Set the scene
    Capture honest moments
    Use public transport
    Feature camels
    Powerful images create discussion
    Kids are awesome, but don't exploit
    Share positive stories
    Emotions create connection with viewers
    Feature Local leaders
    Build a relationship

    SHOOTING IN THE FIELD

    Use two cameras or more
    Play with focus and jump cuts
    Follow action
    Play with perspective
    Make the Simple Beautiful
    Be colorful
    Improvise with your equipment
    Climb buildings
    Create continuity

    EDITING

    Start strong
    Simplify your message
    Add drama and predictability
    Repetition increases impact
    Experiment with background and movement 
    Effects can be fun, but be careful
    Match imagery with music
    Utilize local sounds
    Audio can speak for itself
    Create original title cards
    Work with good translators
    Incorporate humor
    But don't overdo the humor
    Don't over-rely on voiceovers
    Work with external footage

    # vimeo.com/57391237 Uploaded 735K Plays 22 Comments
  5. « J’ai souhaité rendre un petit hommage à la danse, à toutes les formes de danses, comme une partition de musique jouée à plusieurs instruments. L’idée étant de réunir sept danseurs et donc autant d’univers, de pays, de styles, d’âges et de personnalités. » James Bort.

    Les danseurs ont été sélectionnés à l’issu d’un grand casting lancé le 19 septembre sur les réseaux sociaux (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram…) auprès de danseurs amateurs et professionnels de toutes les disciplines.

    La vidéo a été tournée début octobre aux Beaux Arts de Paris. Filmée en grande partie en slow motion avec une camera d’exception : la Red Epic, qui permet de filmer des ralentis à 300 images/seconde en 5K au format 2.35. L’étalonnage, lui, a été réalisé sur Da Vinci Resolve.

    Orange et Sosh sont fiers d’avoir contribué à la création de cette œuvre et de participer, avec James Bort, à son rayonnement.

    # vimeo.com/30616878 Uploaded 158K Plays 37 Comments

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