I'll be doing tutorials on some of the major effects that are on the front page and product pages in the near future. In the meantime, here's a few details:Day for Night truck shot:
Layer 1: The original footage, with a Day For Night filter applied and tweaked accordingly.
Layer 2: A grade object, with a Gamma filter to raise the brightness and an Ambient light filter to give a yellow tint. Then 5 masks were applied - one for each spotlight on the ground, one for each headlight 'beam' and one to mask around the engine housing. This meant that the gamma and ambient light filters only affect the masked areas, creating the illusion of headlights lighting up the area. All that remained was to animate the masks accordingly to match the movement of the truck.
Layer 3: Due to the original footage having a very bright sky, even with the Day for Night filter, the sky was clearly still bright and shot during daylight. A further grade object was added with a Gamma filter to make the sky darker. A mask was applied to make sure it only affected the sky/top half of the screen.Mood & atmosphere
I've uploaded a couple of presets for this already:http://fxhome.com/presets/info_cache/preset890.htmlhttp://fxhome.com/presets/info_cache/preset889.html