Two weeks ago I traveled to Sapulpa, OK at the Green Country Teen Challenge center for a sit down interview with these men progressing through the Christian Rehabilitation center’s program. Since then, I worked on editing this 30 second social media ad combining all of their interviews for an upcoming banquet. (Spoiler, special guest Brian the Bonz Bosworth at the banquet)
We setup in one of the rooms used for missionary guests, I wanted to try something a little different by shooting in front of a textured blank wall. Then using a lighting defuser to cast shadows from my tota light just off camera. Adjusting the shadows per interview as we went. In post,my process was to project and animate shadows and images behind them creating more dramatic effect.
I made the edit in Premiere, then imported the sequence into after effects and used mask feathering tracking to illuminate the difference between the foreground and background. And added a inner-outter key to clean up the mask.For highlights and shadows moving, I combined a few adjustment layers with CURVES to the background plate and made the appearance of sweeping light behind the interviews.
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