Saturday, February 23, 2013

Luca's Effects and Fashion video

Over the last 6 months, I have been heavily using Premier Pro CS 6. My time in FCP 7 has been greatly diminished, and I have mixed feelings about leaving such a solid NLE in the dust. Regardless, technology does not allow you to be sentimental, and I must move on. Recently, however, I was handed a project to finish ( from the talented Craig Hinkle, who had already assembled a fine first cut) and it was a chance to go back to my old stomping grounds. He started the project in FCP 7, so rather than exporting an XML and working in Premier, I chose to sit down with my old faithful NLE. The video below are the fruits of that labor. The video is a highlight of the 19th Annual, Philadelphia Phashion Phest. While working I realized I needed to snap out of my wedding film headspace I have been in for the last several months and into a more energetic/flashy style to compliment the footage. I recalled a series of cool and free effects from Luca Visual. Along with some grading in Red Giant's Magic Bullet Suite, I was able to achieve a look that helped capture the energy of that evening.

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