Entries in tutorial (6)
Here are a few before and after stills you can click through to see the results.
The main shot in this short film is an extended take of the sun rising over Mt. Everest. The quality, color, and intensity of light is in a slow, continous change throughout. So I used a pile of windows and keyframes to control the ways that light and color spread throughout the shot. This video breakdown helps to explain how I got it there.
This was for Property Solutions
I've had a few projects like this now. A white background can create some lighting issues that resolve is really good at eliminating. With only global tools I'm not sure you'd ever get things this clean. There are several selections eliminating the yellow darker areas in the background. There are also selections on their hair and clothes to pull out some yellow bounce. The really difficult part was keeping their skin tones while eliminating the yellow everywhere else. The sensor was squashing the whole spectrum into one. As a final touch I applied some lift and blur to her face to brighten up some dark shadows under her eyes. If you click back and forth through these you'll get a better idea what I'm talking about.
This history film needed the plate shots of ugly sweaters to look vintage. Also the epic super slow motion shots of the sweater floating before shocked fans needed more punch and some relighting.
The desired look for this video was bright and sunny. But the day it was shot was cloudy. Initially I did some things that accentuated the clouds in the sky making it feel like rain was imminant. Growing up in Washington state where the sky is often overcast I was unaware that's how it felt. So the skies had to go. I raised the threshold to blow out as much of the sky as possible while still retaining detail in the singers. White shirts aren't especially conducive to this approach, but with some selective technique, the lost detail was mostly limited to the sky.