ADOBE AFTER EFFECTS: Forum Expressions Tutorials Podcasts Creative Cloud

Brainstorming! DREAM Sequence.

COW Forums : Adobe After Effects

<< PREVIOUS   •   FAQ   •   VIEW ALL   •   PRINT   •   NEXT >>
Michele PoggiBrainstorming! DREAM Sequence.
by on Feb 12, 2012 at 10:42:16 am

I'm going to work for a Short movie (with friends and with an academy's stuff so nothing money/work related) that has as the Main scene a Dream sequence.. Dream that will, it seems, be fairly long. So.. I'd love to, for the first time, try to engage a discussion with you all about what I could try to make it interesting/cool/whatsoever.

Have you ever worked on something like this? What ideas come to your mind? I have a couple of mine, but before so I'd really like to hear you. ;) I still don't know how much strong effects will have to be, but that's even better, we can have all sorts of things caming out of here.

"Freelance Post-Producer"

Editor Video
Graphic Designer
Digital Compositor

Mobile: +39 3349129191
Skype: sabakunomaiku

Return to posts index

Chris WrightRe: Brainstorming! DREAM Sequence.
by on Feb 12, 2012 at 11:52:55 am

sounds like you'll have some creative fun on this project. Here's a few ingredients I got off the top of my head.

change the framerate, change the playback speed, add glows to the highlights, slower shutter for heavier blurs, mix previous frames together, rotate colors, new stylistic camera angles/editing, change focal length, new gels,

Return to posts index

Tudor "Ted" JelescuRe: Brainstorming! DREAM Sequence.
by on Feb 12, 2012 at 8:20:26 pm

Shoot high speed if possible to be able to have true slow motion.
Use wide angle lenses in production and strange camera angles.
Using glows on highlights is a great way to visually point out that it is a dream sequence - just make sure you work in 32bit for best glow effects. Also you can double that with a Channel Blur on the Red.
A tilt shift in post may help.
An overall color grade that will be distinctly different than the rest of the piece will help.

Tudor "Ted" Jelescu
Senior VFX Artist

Return to posts index

Kevin ReinerRe: Brainstorming! DREAM Sequence.
by on Feb 13, 2012 at 4:30:28 pm

In addition to time effects, a nice and simple adjustment layer with a g-blur, curve adjustment, and vignette mask is a good place to start.

Also, if possible, do some test shoots. That way you never say:

"Oh, if only we shot it like this!"


Mac Pro 2 x 3 GHz 6-Core Intel Xeon
32GB Memory
Dual-channel 4Gb Fibre Channel PCI Express card
Dell Display (23" flat panel)
ATI Radeon HD 5770
AJA Kona LSi SD/HD capture card
Rourke 16 TB
Flanders 2460

Mac OS X 10.6.5
After Effects CS5
Boris Continuum
Sapphire Plug Ins
All Trapcode Plugs
Zaxwerks Invig

Return to posts index

<< PREVIOUS   •   VIEW ALL   •   PRINT   •   NEXT >>
© 2016 All Rights Reserved