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Supernatural Grading

Posted: Sat, 24th Jun 2006, 10:58pm

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Stee

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Could someone make a kind of 'supernatural' filter/grade here is what i mean -
http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a287/Stevo-director/supernatural/normal_sn101_018.jpg

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a287/Stevo-director/supernatural/normal_sn101_064.jpg

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a287/Stevo-director/supernatural/normal_sn_pilot_020.jpg

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a287/Stevo-director/supernatural/normal_sn101_115.jpg

Stee. Could this be used for effectslab because I should be getting it this week or next week.
Posted: Sun, 20th Aug 2006, 12:46pm

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MST productions

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if you mean that the person is clear but background behind them blurred. toggle the auto-focus off and then you can focus manual, put the camra towards persons you will film and then just set the focus to close and it will focus on the persons and leave the background blurred
Posted: Sun, 20th Aug 2006, 7:13pm

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Axeman

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I think the subdued colors, with high contrast and heavy shadows, is more what he had in mind.
Posted: Mon, 21st Aug 2006, 6:02pm

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MST productions

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oh silly me razz but if that what you meant; then my answer is the following: no, no, no, no............just kidding effects lab CAN do that. that function is called colro grading. i know that when one film, the results never is like a movie. that is what color grading is for, with color grading you can create colors tht fits in with the picture and shading and get stunning movie like effects. check fxhome's stuff for effects lab and read about the color grading function to get more info wink
Posted: Mon, 21st Aug 2006, 8:49pm

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Wizard

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Hello Stee. Although a preset of this type is very achievable, it would involve a relatively uncomplicated combination of grading filters; therefore, a preset would be rather unnecessary.

If working in CompositeLab or EffectsLab, simply turning the "Contrast" up, and the "Saturation" down, you would be able to recreate this grading. If you are working with VisionLab, adding the "Bleach Bypass" filter will be sufficient, even with out altering the values from their default setting, although you may wish to adjust the contrast, and perhaps even the saturation.

I could make an educated guess, and suggest what values you would use to create the desired appearance, however, the levels of contrast and saturation will depend on the footage you are altering, and it would be best to adjust these accordingly.

Good luck.
Wizard.
Posted: Tue, 22nd Aug 2006, 12:23am

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Axeman

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If you have it available, Contrast Pro would work better for this than standard contrast, as you can crank up the darks without affecting the highlights.
Posted: Tue, 22nd Aug 2006, 3:48am

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Wizard

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Very true Axeman. Contrast is a general suggestion, intended for all of the programs, universally. Stee, by all means, if Contrast Pro will be available to you, I also recommend utilizing it. Doing so will allow for more precise control over the final product, and will help in achieving a more satisfactory end result.

Take care.
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Posted: Tue, 22nd Aug 2006, 5:33am

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Serpent

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MST productions wrote:

if you mean that the person is clear but background behind them blurred. toggle the auto-focus off and then you can focus manual, put the camra towards persons you will film and then just set the focus to close and it will focus on the persons and leave the background blurred
And while this was not what he had in mind, I think it's important to note that that is not how you get a nice, shallow DOF. If you were trying to do that, you would open up the aperture on your camera, focus on your subject (play with this at different focal lengths), and see what happens. Or, if your camera doesn't have such controls/your lens doesn't achieve this well, you would do it artificially, am I right? But changing it from autofocus to manual will give you more control on what's in focus, it will not turn shallow depth of field mode on, just think about that for a second.

As for the grading, did anyone find the second screenshot to look amateurish? The other shots look great though.