Update: Ben has published a new tutorial that I added at the bottom of his interview.
This interview is part of the larger series about Performance Enhancing Visual Effects. Ben Gill is a filmmaker and designer, author of the split screen tutorial which I attached to the end of the first post about PEVs. Since he represents “the new blood” that comes to the craft of editing, I thought I would ask him a few questions as well. Enjoy.
I’ve written a lot about Premiere Pro and metadata. Surprisingly, almost as an after thought, the solution was shipped in the October 2014 release of Creative Cloud applications. It is hiding in the preference panel under the “Media” tab, and is called “Write clip markers to XMP”. I believe this is one of the most important features that was added to Premiere, because it addresses the issue of backup, archive and project sharing and also helps with on-line/off-line workflows.
There is an order of operations that makes primary grade in SpeedGrade relatively easy. Here’s a short tutorial showing it:
Contrast is simple, right? A juxtaposition of two or more elements having markedly different features makes them stand out. What can be complicated about that? Turns out, as with all things, the comprehensive answer is much more complicated, and the devil is in the details.
I’ve been both terribly busy and sick lately, thus the lack of the tutorial last week. Hopefully, something interesting will come out of my business next week, and I would advise you to follow my blog during NAB, if you are interested on my take on a few things that might come up there.
But until then, here is this week’s tutorial:
In this installment of our weekly tutorials, I aim to explain the concepts of three basic controls in the Power Window filter, namely Lift, Gamma and Gain. It’s a bit longer than usual, and more theoretical, but I hope it serves well as an introduction to this topic:
This time I’m going to show you an unconventional use of the Vignette filter to create an elliptical feathered mask around the footage. I hope you’re going to enjoy it:
In this tutorial I’m showing how to animate the applied vignette in Premiere Pro. It’s pretty basic, but in case you didn’t know how to do it, here it is:
It’s the highest time for the new brief tutorial. This time I’m covering the basic application of the CI Vignette effect, and how to use the GUI to quickly adjust its shape and effect.
The second installment of Creative Impatience tutorials is up and running. This time, I’m showing how to use the Feathered Crop plugin to create a border around the cropped footage. It’s really easy, and there are a few options which allow for customization.
Watch it here: