So a while back I was shooting for RED TOWER FILM a Documentary about a Converse Project called CONS SPACE 002 BLN.
It was located at a old abandoned factory in Berlin that was revived again by skaters and lots and lost of art. There is a full length Docu (70min or so) in the making and there well be a Teaser released soon.
For now there are two 1st clips online about Art and Music…. All shot on Canon C300, 60D, 7D and GoPro. Edit by a colleague and me in Premere Pro CC on OSX on a Late2013 iMac and 2009 MacPro.
…more updates soon
Though light leaks can still be created in camera (by exposing film to streams of light through the light-tight chamber), this process gives the film-maker limited control, and can cause damage to the camera and footage. More often, filmmakers will decide to apply the light leak effects in post as this gives them more control over when, where and how to place the light leaks.
A way to do this could be to use light leaks to add extra warmth and color to the edit, such as adding a golden sunset tone to give the shot a more romantic feel. By adding warmth to the image without overpowering it, the shot has been transformed into a perfectly captured moment from your clients wedding day.
What you need to do is add energy. Using light leaks with a series of streaking blue tinged light leaks and flares, you can make the video look much more interesting, vibrant and exciting.
As you can see, light leaks can transform footage that is dull to something extraordinary – all you need to do is decide what emotion or atmosphere you want to capture, and use light leaks as the tool to get you there. In this next part I’ll show you how easy it is to introduce them into your next edit.
Make sure you have the light leak layer selected in your sequence.
Then open the inspector window by clicking this button on the far right of FCPX layout.
Now, in the inspector window under ‘Compositing’ change the ‘blend mode’ to Screen.
In Premiere Pro
Double click on the light leak in your timeline.
Click on the ‘Effect Controls’ tab in your source window.
Now click the triangle next to Opacity.
There you will see “blend mode”. Change it to screen. Screen mode will give you that classic light leak look.
First step – finding light leaks to use in your footage!
A few experienced video editors actually create their own light leaks, however this can be a lengthy process if you are just getting started in the video editing world.
At LightLeakLove.com we have a free sample light leak collection for users to experiment with! It’s available for you to download and use as much as you want, so you can experience how light leaks can improve your next video project. The free sample light leak collection features light leaks from LightLeakLove’s three most popular collections, so you can get a taste of what type of light leaks you’d like to use in your next vid! Download your free light leak collection here.
If you have any questions on how to use light leaks, or just want to chat about how/when is best to use them, just email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We’d love to hear from you!
Also a really big thanks for Michael for letting us contribute this tutorial on how to use light leaks.
this my latest project i shot and edited / color graded…
here is the thing well i can’t decide what version works better…the normal 16:9 / 1.78:1
or the 2.39:1 version…
let me know what u think:
16:9 / 1.78:1
UPDATE: Thanks for all the feedback here, on twitter, facebook, LiftGammaGain Forum … seems like the 2.39:1 version is the winner … even the basketball girls like it more … ;)
… a new Tutorial page is updated and there will be more in the coming weeks & months.
If you have any software or workflow question, please let me know in the comments section i will see to get to it as soon as I can.
the tutorial page can be found here
I now can confirm with the updated drivers for the nvidia card (GT120+GTX480) that PProCS6 works perfectly smooth even with a lot of MagicBulletLook use (h246 and ProRes clips / 1080p25)
here are some links you might want to check:
QUADRO & GEFORCE MAC OS X DRIVER RELEASE for 10.8.2
current CUDA for 10.8.2:
Optimize rendering settings:
GPU for Resolve9 AND PremierePro CS6 in ONE system:
How To Enable GPU Cuda in Adobe CS6 for Mac:
if u run MacOS 10.8.1 / PPro 6.0.2
make sure u have CUDA 5.0.24 and Nvidia driver 188.8.131.52 (304.00.00f20) running really helps and makes PPro more stable! (not tested or even updated to MacOS 10.8.2 yet tho’)
QUADRO & GEFORCE MAC OS X DRIVER
NVIDIA CUDA 5.0 FOR MAC RELEASE