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Tip #552: 8 Tips to Improve VFX Shots
Think about what you are shooting and how to match it to the background.
This tip, presenting by Brad Hamilton, first appeared in a YouTube video. This is a summary of his video.
Here are Brad’s eight tips to improve your VFX shooting:
- Study reference images of the effect you are trying to recreate.
- Color correct the element you are adding to match the live action plate
- Match the sharpness of the VFX elements you are adding to that of the live action plate you shot.
- Match the amount of grain in the added element to the amount of grain in the live action shot.
- Utilize practical special effects during the filming process.
- Use lens flares/glare to promote realism and hide flaws in your composite.
- Make sure the lighting of the 3D world matches the live action shot.
- Create realistic 3D materials by adding scratches, dirt, grime, glossiness, rust, roughness, bumps, and so on.
Click the link at the top of this tip to watch the video.