ABOUT ME

I live in a camper van with a couple of West Highland Terriers for company.
My passion is photography but it is a work in progress.
I am always willing to share what knowledge I have and can be contacted through the comments on this post or e-mail ADRIAN
ALL IMAGES WILL ENLARGE WITH A LEFT CLICK

Wednesday, 5 September 2018

GETTING THERE.

I have been persevering with video enhancement. I can now work the colour wheel thingies and much more besides but I'll just show you some Poppy flowers and a few fireflies. The fireflies want their motion and speed altering and they also need selective masking so they appear to fly behind the twigs and flower petals. This is getting interesting and it's all for free with Blender. The little glowing spheres are Boids. I used them years ago to emulate a flock of birds and had forgotten about them until I noticed the Bee fly into the shot so decided to muck about with them again. They would be better if I modelled a little fly or a big fly. It makes little difference in the virtual world. These are small to start with and then get larger as they approach the foreground.

 I think this video looks sparkling bright. I'm pleased I found all these posh controls to play with. I also found that the minute adjustments required can be achieved by holding down shift whilst shifting the controls. I haven't shown the editing software but probably will bore you to death with it as it helps get it straight in my mind.

I got some more harvest footage. I ought to be able to to get it all sorted and perfectly exposed and colour graded by Saturday. They are running out of space and could do with some carting away as I suspect the last three or four trailer loads will need drying. There may be room to shoot it on top of the heap but it looks marginal.

10 comments:

  1. This new invention, moving pictures, just might catch on!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Your UFOs flying in a group with random movement within the group looks effective.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. John, these are interesting things to play with. It's a posh particle system and if I'd shot the video with this in mind I could easily mask bits of the scene to make it look as of they move behind things, The other thing to do his get them to flicker which is easy with a noise graph.

      Delete
  3. I like the description above - it did look like little UFOs searching out a good spot to land. Pretty little video!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Pauline, it was just a bit of fun. I enjoy messing with images.

      Delete
  4. If you decide to continue to be a movie producer, Adrian, just make sure you stay more Einstein than Weinstein! Enjoyed this piece!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Richard, I suspect that the colour graders and editors aren't quite as popular as producers.

      Delete
  5. Replies
    1. Kate, it is but takes a lot of time to do it properly.

      Delete