Category “Film”

Improved Keying through Motion Tracked Paint Strokes

Saturday, 25 April, 2009

For “Last Cappuccino”, I shot a bun – sitting on a stick – against blue to place it on top of digital stars. But the stick, even though painted in blue, was due to bad lighting conditions to dark and would not key properly. I painted it out by cloning parts of the screen on top via motion tracked clone stamp strokes.

Detailed description, or maybe even a video tutorial to follow. Here is the result:

Group Waveform Normalize in Adobe Audition

Wednesday, 8 April, 2009

Doing sound and music for “Last Cappuccino” (more on that project some other day) in Audition, I discovered a useful fuctionality called “Group Waveform Normalize” which – I bet you guessed it – allows you to normalize a group of waveforms. Exactly what I needed for my re-recorded voices…

You can access it either by going to edit->Group Waveform Normalize or by right-clicking any clip in the files panel. It’s a straightforward three-step process.

happy recording

Group Waveform Normalize in Adobe Audition

Group Waveform Normalize in Adobe Audition

A Photographer’s Daily Business (2008)

Sunday, 5 April, 2009

“A Photographer’s Daily Business”

Photoshop ad made for the “See What’s Possible” challenge (2008) .
See this video in original context here.

Instead of taking the picture and then adjusting the image in Photoshop, the photographer uses a Photoshop slider control to adjust the world to his taste before then taking the picture.