Archive for January, 2012

New After Effects Compositing Course from Jeff Foster and video2brain

New After Effects Course by Jeff Foster

Jeff Foster, and video2brain, have just released a new video tutorial series, “Fundamentals of Compositing, Tracking, and Roto Techniques with After Effects.”

In this workshop Jeff Foster — video producer, compositor, visual effects artist, and author of “The Green Screen Handbook” — teaches you the basics of green screen compositing and setting up a streamlined roto workflow with After Effects and a Wacom tablet.

You’ll get real-world tips on getting the best mattes and keys from your green screen shots, stabilizing and tracking footage in After Effects, and using the Roto Brush feature to create quick and accurate mattes of anything that moves in the frame. You’ll also learn how to create more believable composites by matching your foreground and background plates, using roto-spline masks, and applying match-moving techniques.

Here are some free video tutorials from the series:

Best Practices in Software Keying
Related topics in Help:
Keying introduction and resources
Keying effects
Keying

Stabilizing with the Warp Stabilizer in After Effects 5.5
Related topics in Help:
Motion tracking overview and resources
Stabilize motion with the Warp Stabilizer effect (CS5.5 and later)
Track or stabilize motion with the point tracker

Roto Brush Basics
Related topics in Help:
Rotoscoping introduction and resources
Roto Brush and Refine MatteShare on Facebook

Color Correction in Premiere Pro from Maxim Jago and video2brain

Color Correction in Premiere Pro by Maxim Jago

Color Correction in Premiere Pro by Maxim Jago

Recently, a new series on color correction for Premiere Pro was released by video2brain. Hosted by Maxim Jago, this series of video tutorials aims to get you up to speed on the color correction capabilities of Premiere Pro CS5 and CS5.5. Entitled, “Color Correction in Premiere Pro: Analyze and Optimize the Color in Your Video,” topics include color correction basics, color correction scopes (and how to use them), the Fast Color Corrector, the 3-way Color Corrector and color correction effects. Learn to fix color mistakes and the secrets of matching color on different camera angles. Color Correction with After Effects is also explored. Almost 3 hours of instruction is included.

Here are the free video excerpts you can check out:
What Is Color Correction and Why Do You Need It?
The Waveform
Example 3: Layering Clips
Using the Three Way Color Corrector

A blog post about more color correction tutorials may be found on the Premiere Pro Work Area.

Tutorials and more information about color correction in Help.Share on Facebook