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Christopher Khouri
How do i make a video that have both black and white and color in it?
on Sep 12, 2016 at 9:22:21 pm
Last Edited By Christopher Khouri on Sep 12, 2016 at 9:43:19 pm

How do i make a video have both black and white and color in it? Example



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Dave LaRonde
Re: How do i make a video have both black and white and color in it?
on Sep 12, 2016 at 9:43:26 pm

You need to isolate the various portions of the shot that become color at various times. Hopefully it can be done with Rotobrush, or you use rotoscoping. Then you animate the Black and White effect from 100 to 0 at the appropriate times.

Bottom line: lots of layers of the same same shot. The B&W to color is the easy part.

Dave LaRonde
Promotion Producer
KGAN (CBS) & KFXA (Fox) Cedar Rapids, IA


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Christopher Khouri
Re: How do i make a video have both black and white and color in it?
on Sep 12, 2016 at 9:48:02 pm

I didnt really know what you meant with that i need to isolate the various portions of the shot that become color at various times. I dont know how rotoscope and rotobrush and what they really do and i dont know where to put the black and white effects and where did the lots of layers come from? Could you explain beginner friendly thanks.


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Dave LaRonde
Re: How do i make a video have both black and white and color in it?
on Sep 12, 2016 at 9:59:23 pm
Last Edited By Dave LaRonde on Sep 12, 2016 at 10:24:12 pm

It seems you've asked a similar question before, which included instructions in the response:

https://forums.creativecow.net/thread/2/1114212

The principles remain the same. Instead of isolating a person, you're isolating a smaller bit of the shot.

For each portion of the shot you want to isolate, you need a separate layer. To do this, you duplicate the layer: Ctl-d Win, Cmd-d Mac.

I'd recommend starting simply -- shoot something... ANYTHING... then isolate it from the background. Work on your AE chops before you go trying something like that example of yours.

Dave LaRonde
Promotion Producer
KGAN (CBS) & KFXA (Fox) Cedar Rapids, IA


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