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Alan Wagner
Compositing image on computer screen?
on Nov 5, 2016 at 4:26:09 am






Trying to impose a video on a computer screen in a dark room. I've been messing with brightness and saturation, does anyone have more tips on how I can more convincingly composite this video?

Thanks!


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Jon Draper
Re: Compositing image on computer screen?
on Nov 5, 2016 at 6:30:34 am

I've not got a one trick fits all..

But going by your stills, the actual computer screen image looks a bit washed out (desaturated).

I'd initally:

Add a 'Hue and Saturation' effect to the video player and decrease saturation.

Then Add a 'Levels' effect and bring up the blacks (making the black tones lighter).

then Add a 'Curves' and bring up the Blues a touch.

Then Add a 'Gaussian Blur' ('Fast Blur) and set thta add 2 to 4....

If you wanted to get extra detailed you could add a solid with a gradient over the top of the video, with the gradient sweeping form right to left (white to black).... To match the way the brightnes falls across the screen. Then apply a blending mode to this layer ontop of the videoplayer.

You could also do the same with an adjustment layer with blur applied, and use a duplicate of the gradient layer to have the blur be heavier on the right hand side, again to match the monitor where blur seems stronger on the right and gets weaker as you move across to the left.

Other than that, I'd probably flick through the blending modes in Ae on the vidoe player layer, trying doubling some up just in case something works nicely....

Good luck

Jon Draper
Professional 2D & 3D Animator, Corporate Video Designer and Creative ideas man.

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Roei Tzoref
Re: Compositing image on computer screen?
on Nov 5, 2016 at 12:02:13 pm

I found Mark Christiansen's color matching course on Lynda very useful

Roei Tzoref
After Effects Artist & Instructor
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Daniel Waldron
Re: Compositing image on computer screen?
on Nov 7, 2016 at 3:31:37 pm

Adding a little reflection or glare to the screen would also help sell it.


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