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Using Stills to create Matte Painting Effects in your footage

How to use stills to create simple matte painting effects for your DSLR footage

This is another great video tutorial for people using HDSLR cameras for filmmaking purposes.

Credits: Robino Films

Quoted text from the video description:

Taking stills before rolling your DSLR can save you a lot of time during post production when working with shots plagued with aliasing, moire and other unwanted issues.

This tutorial demonstrates how to save a poorly lit night scene using a long exposure still with a Canon 5D.

NOTE: Other more complex examples of this technique can be seen at the end of this video.

Software used:

After Effects
– Cineform FirstLight

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February 16, 2011 Posted by | Articles & Tech Info, CANON, Tutorials | , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Color Correction – Adobe


Color correction is one of the first things everyone needs to know how to do well. It is an essential step, for both stills and video, to achieve good final results.

Below you will find a link to a list of some free available and helpful video tutorials that explain the basic use of the 3-way color correction in Adobe Premiere Pro and some other color correction methods in After Effects and Photoshop as well.

We hope you enjoy them (the link is dynamic, so the content may change over time).

Check the list of video tutorials by clicking here.

Note: If you are new to this kind of software, be aware that these products are available for Mac or PC in different versions (some products have more than one version or package), and they are also sold as separate products or in different suites like Adobe CS5 Production Premium or Adobe CS5 Master Collection (for Mac or PC).

If you plan to buy any of them, we suggest to carefully check the content of each package or production suite to know if it fits your needs, and also the system requirements for each product.

Thanks to Esteban Aguilera.

Esteban Aguilera

October 25, 2010 Posted by | Articles & Tech Info, Tutorials | , , , , | 1 Comment


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