Colour Correcting/pushing RGB curves.

So when i filmed the latest video for the shave doctor i knew i would have to do some colour correcting.

The space we were filming in was small so there was no room for lighting. The only lighting were the florescent tube lighting of the room we were filming in.

 

This left massive dark patches on the footage which made the whole shot look too dark as the background happened to be black.

I added RGB curves to said clip in the edit and spent about 20 minutes tweeking the settings till i was happy with the footage.

The end outcome is exactly what i wanted, the footage looks natural and well lit.

This is definitely the most i’ve pushed RGB curves with footage and its paid off.

Screen Shot 2014-04-03 at 10.02.45Screen Shot 2014-04-03 at 10.02.47   Screen Shot 2014-04-03 at 10.02.07Screen Shot 2014-04-03 at 10.02.10

Shave Doctor Tutorial Video/Delivering footage.

Today i filmed what will be the third video i’ve done for The Shave Doctor.

 

This video was a single camera tutorial consisting of the shave doctor performing a cutthroat shave on a client.

The video will hopefully be up by the end of the week.

 

After filming i attended a meeting with a newer client of which i cannot name as the videos i am shooting for them are for a new project. The footage i delivered was from the monkey forest which i filmed Saturday. The footage was well received and i will be filming for them again tomorrow.

Researching for Script

Today i have been researching the year 1977 for an upcoming script i am going to write. I’m being quite ambitious with the script and trying something new to myself by setting the script in California in 1977.

Researching includes Cars, Music, Fashion, Real life events of the year as well as researching the year i am also researching an area in which it will be set including street names and shops and hangouts of the period.

The script is going to be a coming of age style feature length film.

I also have designed myself a 1977 playlist to listen to while writing to get me in that mind set as well as a moodboard of California in the 70′s.

Masking Adobe After Effects

The other day i was experimenting with editing video in Photoshop. Today i have been experimenting with Adobe After Effects and have achieved the same effect with masking.

i did this by selecting the background layer. placing it on top and then changing the opacity so that i could the what i was cutting around on the back layer.

i then chose the pen tool and drew around my subject. changed the mask to subtract and there we go i’ve changed the background. This was just a quick test to make sure this was something i could do as i am hoping to apply these skills to an upcoming project i am working on. Obviously next time i will take more time when selecting my area with the pen tool i will also bring keyframing in so that the mask moves with the subject.

This method is less time consuming than the Photoshop method BUT! if i were wanting to add funky effects to the image i would use photoshop as it allows you to be more creative in what you can do to the image. This said i think there is room for creating certain things in Photoshop and then importing them into after effects to use with video something i have done in the past and found to be very useful.

 

Screen Shot 2014-03-17 at 12.20.59Screen Shot 2014-03-17 at 12.17.59 Screen Shot 2014-03-17 at 12.20.40