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Caitlin miller
Problem with hard lighting
on Aug 10, 2009 at 10:17:31 pm

I've been given footage with pretty harsh lighting. The subject matter has quite the opposite feel, so I was wondering if there was anything I could do in post to soften the lighting or the overall image without losing the sharpness.




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grinner hester
Re: Problem with hard lighting
on Aug 10, 2009 at 10:52:01 pm

Instant sex can help shots that needed a gaffer.
Dublicate the layer, darken (over darken) the top layer, decrease contrast as needed, maybe add some saturation. You wanna overdo all of this. Now blur it as desired... juuust a bit. Lastlym kae it's opacity 50 percent.. maybe 30 percent.
Hows that look?




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Mark Suszko
Re: Problem with hard lighting
on Aug 11, 2009 at 2:50:30 pm

On top of what Grinner said, there are things you can do with compositing modes.

I really like this easy demo by Chris "Ace" Gates, I refer back to it often because it is simple yet profound. Everything he does here is just done in the timeline, not in any other app.

http://www.digitaljuice.com/djtv/segment_detail.asp?sid=207&sortby=&page=4&...

http://www.digitaljuice.com/djtv/segment_detail.asp?sid=207&sortby=&page=4&...


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Richard Herd
Re: Problem with hard lighting
on Aug 12, 2009 at 6:02:11 pm

Apple Color is awesome.


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