Motion Graphics for Video Editors: Creating Backgrounds [Lynda]

Motion Graphics for Video Editors: Creating Backgrounds [Lynda]
Motion Graphics for Video Editors: Creating Backgrounds [Lynda] with Richard Harrington
Aug 12, 2014 | Level: Beginner | 2 hrs 32 mins | 2.92GB

Nearly every video project needs a background, whether it's an elaborate background for a chroma key set or simply a lower third. This course shows you how to create your own still and motion backgrounds using a few simple ingredients: the files that come with the course and from other sources on the web, and the built-in tools in Photoshop and After Effects. No special assets or plugins required! Rich Harrington introduces practical and easy-to-implement techniques that are suitable for video editors of all levels, and can be used to quickly add texture and style to your next project.

Topics include:

  • The role of backgrounds in video
  • Achieving proper color and contrast
  • Gathering source material
  • Working with gradients
  • Filtering and blending backgrounds
  • Using patterned tiles
  • Shooting background plates
  • Stacking and blending footage
  • Designing backgrounds with the effects in After Effects