1. Color Correction Tutorial After Effects [The Right Way!]


    from ☞ Michael DeVowe / Added

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    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: http://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: http://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: http://vimeo.com/channels/aetuts http://devowe.com Audio: Zoom H4n + Redhead Windscreen

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    • One Truth: Airplanes


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      Artist: One Truth collaborating with Larissa Lam (A cover of Airplanes - BoB Ft. and Hayley Williams) Video by Brian Booth Testing some ideas with time lapse and animating stills.

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      • the flamboyant and friends


        from Wawan Hartanto / Added

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        define FRIENDS! location : Central Java still photo : Nikon D300s, Nikon D200 motion picture : Nikon D90 editing software : Adobe Premiere CS3 coloring : level, proc amp, solid composite backsound : the lightning seeds - all i want

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        • new day for tomorrow


          from Wawan Hartanto / Added

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          define TOMORROW! location : Central Java model : Permaisuri Anderson still photo : Nikon D200 motion pictures : Nikon D300s editing software : Adobe Premiere CS3 coloring : Magicbullet Looks, 3 Way Premiere Color Corrector backsound : keane - untitled

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          • 2.35:1 Cinemascope, Panavision, Anamorphic Aspect Ratio Tutorial


            from ☞ Michael DeVowe / Added

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            A 90 second tutorial on exporting 1080p widescreen (16:9) footage to Cinemascope aspect ratio (otherwise known as Panavision or Anamorphic Scope - 2.35:1 ratio). In this example, I used 100 pixels on the top and bottom. TRUE 2.35:1 aspect ratio would be 132px on top, and 131px on bottom (or vice versa). The final output would be 817px tall. Please bestow a ♥ like or leave a ✉ comment if you have questions! http://devowe.com/blog/2011/2-351-cinemascope-anamorphic-aspect-ratio-tutorial/ ☞ 2.35:1 aspect ratio examples: ✏ http://www.vimeo.com/12126223 ✏ http://www.vimeo.com/11296764 http://devowe.com/ ☞ ASPECT RATIO CONVERSION METHOD: To convert from any aspect ratio to a wider format (such as 2.35:1 or 1.85:1), all you have to do is DIVIDE the WIDTH of your SOURCE footage (1920 in this example) by the final aspect ratio desired (2.35 in this example). So, 1920 DIVIDED BY 2.35 = 817 pixels tall Your final output would be 1920x817. ✏ To find the amount to crop off the top and bottom, subtract your pixel number (817px here) from your source footage height (1080px) and divide it by two. If it is a decimal number (such as 131.5), even it out to whole pixels (i.e. - crop 132px from top, 131px from bottom). ✏ Here are some examples of aspect ratio conversion methods. These are all assuming 1920x1080 footage. If your SOURCE footage is 1280x720, your width would be 1280; if your SOURCE footage is 720x480, your width would be 720; and so on. ☞ 16:9 to 2.35:1 / Cinemascope / Anamorphic / Panavision Aspect Ratio: SOURCE footage width (1920) DIVIDED BY 2.35 = 817px tall Crop 132px off top, 131px off bottom. ☞ 16:9 to 1.85:1 / Academy Flat / "Flat" Aspect Ratio: SOURCE footage width (1920) DIVIDED BY 1.85 = 1038px tall Crop 21px off top, 21px off bottom. As a 'bonus', here is the method for converting your 4:3 aspect ratio video to regular 16:9 widescreen (assuming 640x480 footage): ☞ 4:3 to 16:9 Regular Widescreen Aspect Ratio: SOURCE footage width (640) DIVIDED BY 1.778 = 360px tall Crop 60px off top, 60px off bottom. ★Other Tutorials:★ vimeo.com/channels/aetuts 60p to 24p TRUE slow motion in Premiere (POPULAR): http://www.vimeo.com/8478419 60p to 24p SUPER slow motion 120fps effect in After Effects: http://www.vimeo.com/11280015 ☞ Example: http://www.vimeo.com/11296764 30p to 24p OVERCRANKED slow motion in After Effects: http://www.vimeo.com/11281642 ☞ Example: http://www.vimeo.com/11296318 24p to 24p slow motion in After Effects! http://www.vimeo.com/11280739 ☞ Example: http://www.vimeo.com/11284811 To learn more about aspect ratios, Panavision, Cinemascope, Anamorphic Scope, and much more - go to http://www.thedigitalbits.com/articles/anamorphic/aspectratios/widescreenorama.html Audio: Zoom H4n + Redhead Windscreen devowe.com

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            • Javier y Maria 10 de Abril 2010


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              • Red Centre Walkabout


                from Grant Willis (VK5GR) / Added

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                The "Red Centre" is the heart of Australia, located in the arid lands at the centre of the continent. This short film takes you "Walkabout" around the region, exploring many of the picturesque and interesting places that make this part of the continent unique. This film gives you a pictorial insight into places such as Alice Springs (the largest city for 1000km), Palm Valley (the only stand of cabbage tree palms for nearly 2000km), Standley Chasm, Ormiston and Glen Helen Gorges plus Simpson's Gap. All are located within the West MacDonnell Ranges National Park. You are also transported further afield to Kings Canyon, Mt Connor, The Olgas (Kata Tjuta) and the world famous Uluru (Ayers Rock), 500km SW of Alice Springs. Production Notes: This footage was shot in 2006 on some of my older camera equipment, back when I was very much at an early stage of learning what to shoot and how to work the camera properly :-) A significant amount of work has been done in post production to rescue some of the footage used. The camera was a Panasonic GS500 and the editing system uses Adobe Premiere CS3. Post processing packages including Mercali (ProDAD) (image stabilisation) and Neat Video (noise reduction) were also used. Much of the footage was filmed handheld - a consequence of travelling with a view to visiting places more than filming them. Hopefully some of the camera work doesnt detract too much from watching the film. The music is by "Karl Kalbaugh" and is titled "Red Centre". It is licensed as a Royalty Free track through productiontrax.com. NOTE: This has been licensed for internet use only. Any other broadcast will need to be cleared with the music licensor. ----- Production Notes: addendum February 2011 - I have now regraded the footage using Adobe Premiere CS5 and Mercalli V2 (64bit). Some considerrable improvements have been made I feel. I would be interested in any feedback!

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                • Northern Lights - Adelaide Festival of Arts 2010


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                  The "Northern Lights" are a light show projected on the 19th and early 20th century stone buildings that line the northern side of North Terrace in Adelaide South Australia. This show was produced as part of the 50th year of the Adelaide Festival of Arts. The display was created by Sydney based "The Electric Canvas". This show has been the most popular of all art events ever staged for the Adelaide Festival of Arts. The festival itself is a bienial event in South Australia which rivals the Edinburgh Arts Festival in Scotland. Music by: Macroform - "Canaster" availlable from http://opsound.org/artist/macroform/ Licensed under CreativeCommons http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Filmed with a Sony HDR-HC9 HDV Camera Edited with Adobe Premiere CS3 Noise Reduction using "Neat Video" http://www.neatvideo.com/ - The Sony is not that good in these low light conditions.

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                  • Day One: dslr era... 5D Mark II


                    from Marc Jonathan de Jesus / Added

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                    Today marked the first time i've ever shot video with the 5dmark2, this video is the result. shots are random and so is the editing. I don't wanna be cliche and say it was a test, cause I put effort into each shot. However, I was trying to gauge the workflow as compared to my current setup. initial results of the mark2: rip jvchd200s, red rock m2e adapter! lol. this thing kicks ur ass. sure there are audio and memory issues. but, the ease, quickneses, size andinfinitely expanded creativity definitely outweighs anything my old setup had. dammit, i guess i wasted money on that steadicam flyer last year! lol. ebay here i come. then again, this is day one, so i may be singing a different tune in a month!. note: no color correction. some after fx (figuered out mocha for the first time). edted on ppro cs3/prospecthd (audio sync issues) i7920 win 7 ult 64 machine. used a glide track and super clamp. 17-40 f4/28-70 f2.8mm ef lenses.

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                    • V(ery) HP tv : journal interne HP (en extérieur)


                      from John Helias / Added

                      Chaque trimestre HP annonce les résultats financiers à ses collaborateurs. C'est l'occasion de revoir les événements marquants du trimestre en vidéo. Montage : PREMIERE CS3 Habillage : AFTER EFFECTS, PHOTOSHOP

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