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After Effects @ Work by Richard Harrington

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MAKING A MUSIC VIDEO

KEN LOCSMANDI, FILMWORKS/FX

We’ll be attacking this lesson from a do-it-yourself mindset. The video I will be showing is for a band named Key to Arson, for the song “One Last Night.” I co-directed the video with David Alexander. The concept behind this video was to shoot a majority of it on greenscreen using a virtual environment. Shooting this way is usually more expensive than shooting it practically. “Practically” means without visual effects, where everything is done in camera. Proficiency in a 3D software package allows virtual environments to be created modestly, and good preparation greatly increases the chances of success. Some key things to consider when making virtual environments are:

•  What is your deadline? ...

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