Class hours: 9:40am – 2:05pm
- A Day
- Star Wars Light Saber will be Due Wednesday, May 16th.
- 70 more episodes of Rick and Morty? Dang that’s a lot.
- Now THIS is a true 90’s kid.
9:40 Attendance and Article
9:45 Light Saber – Editing
Light Saber – “Saber” Effect
This morning we will be going over the basics for the Saber effect. Below you will see a video that can help you out even further. But for now, let’s all download the Files to make this work.
Pretty simple to create the saber effect:
- Create Solid
- Apply Saber Effect
- Animate Anchor Points
- Go FRAME BY FRAME
Below is a video to use motion tracking AND the saber effect. You may find a hard time with the tracking similar to the example Image I have on the side.
Tracking with Saber
Saber Clash Effect
As you can see below, I added the effect to Eli walking with a stabilized drone shot. What a silly clip can turn into something actually useful and pretty. You may also see at one point I accidentally moved my entire mask. There is a second where the whole lightsaber comes off the broom stick. Something to keep an eye out for.
Cinematic Look – Premiere
First you would organize and color grade your clips in premier. You really should only be using After Effects for the actual light saber effect. Order of operations for the cinematic look:
- Color Grade
- Black bars
10:45 Break (15 Minutes)
11:00 Light Saber – Editing
12:10 Lunch (30 Minutes)
12:40 Attendance and Article
12:45 Passion Projects and Twitter
As mentioned yesterday, as I was grading, these are the three requirements I found that YOU all were using.
- Description (What is it that you are working on?)
- Timeline (Where in the process are you? Start, middle, end?)
- Photo (Photo of what you worked on. Show progress, not back to back photo)
These will be graded on the Daily. By 2:30 every day. Micro grading for me and you.