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Benefits of using Adobe After Effects is its ability to create the studio 3D animation and ability to create lights effect similar to more fleshed out 3D programs like Cinema 4D or Maya. In this blog, we explain to you different types of light effect in after effects.

First Create your Composition

  • Open the After Effects program and make a new composition by selecting Composition > New Composition.
  • Title it “Light Effect Testing”.
  • Set the Frame Rate and then click on ok.

Click on below Video: How to use Lights in Adobe After Effects

Creating a Light Effect

To create a light effect after effect, we have to establish the composition. In drop-down menu at the top of the screen select Layer > New > Light. You can right-click on the timeline and select New > Light or use the keyboard shortcut Shift + Command + Alt + L.

In after effect software, we have different types of light effect in After Effects:

  1. Spot Light
  2. Parallel Light
  3. Point Light
  4. Ambient Light

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Different Types of Light Effect in After Effects

Light Effect

1. Spot Light

A spotlight works the same as a spotlight works in real life. They cast light only in one direction with specified range, spill, width and more. It’s a single point that you can point around and point at things. Usually, they are smaller, more circular focused lights that you can control how broad or narrow it is and how sharp fall off is. Spotlights are used to highlight a particular part of a frame and the rest is in black shadow with a fairly sharp fall off.

2. Point Light

Point Lights produce light from the position they are placed – like as if you took a light bulb and suspended it from a wire and used that to light frame. It’s a point light that you can move around but without added features of the spotlight. To control the point light area, you control its brightness so the brighter the point light of the scene it’s going to show you but it will start to blow out anything that is directly around the point of light.

Click on below Video: Lighting Basics & How to use Lights

 

3. Parallel Light

A Parallel Light is a hybrid between Spot Lights and Ambient Lights. Parallel Lights is evenly distributed light across the entire composition like an Ambient Light, but just in one direction like a Spot Light.

4. Ambient Light

Ambient Lights create a universal light source across the entire composition, providing flat illumination regardless of the layer’s position. It generates lighting for the whole scene but without the ability to manoeuvre or control its cone or falloff directly. Ambient light is closely relatable to the sun, it will light your whole scene but you don’t have much control over it. Ambient light will be used often if you want to light effect to the entire frame.

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Photography Panning TechniqueWhat is Panning?

Panning is one of the most fun cinematography and photography techniques you can learn in this Maac blog. Panning uses slower shutter speeds combined with a sweeping motion of the camera that follows at the same speed as a subject from a fixed position. This motion is similar to the motion of a person when they turn their head on their neck from right to left. A successfully panned shot will show a subject off sharply while its background is blurred. This Panning technique is done on a subject moving horizontally such as a moving vehicle, or a running animal. It can also be done vertically while tracking person diving into a pool off a high board.

How to Pan:

  • Choose the Moving target.
  • Set the shutter speed somewhere below 1/60th of a second (set your ISO and f-stop to perform a proper exposure around your chosen shutter speed).
  • Move the camera and body at the same pace as the moving subject.
  • Focus on the subject and hold down the camera trigger to continuously shoot frames as you move with the subject from the fixed position. Keep shooting through the entire rotation.

Click on below Video: Panning Photography for Beginner

Tips: When Starting out with Camera Panning

 

1. Set Camera to Shutter Priority Mode

Put your camera into shutter priority mode (S or TV).

2. Select a Slow Shutter Speed

Dial down your speed to approximately 1/40s. Set panning speeds usually range between 1/15s to 1/60s.

3. Switch to Focus Mode

Switch to the continuous focus mode AF-C or AI-Servo.

4. Set the Shooting Node

Turn on the continuous shooting mode. A better chance of capturing the great moment you will also minimise camera shake from pressing the shutter button.

5. Set the ISO

If shooting in daylights then drop the ISO to 100, if panning at night then increase ISO to 400 and up.

6. Set the Subject

Stand closer rather than further from the subject. Usually pan in the range of 3 to 10 meters away from the subject depending on the lens. Wide-angle lenses allow you to stand a bit closer while telephoto or portrait lens requires a bit of distance.

7. Think about the Composition

Press the shutter button and move the camera along with the subject, keeping them in the same place in your viewfinder.

8. Follow the Target

You need to be following the target to keep the photo subject sharp and the background in motion. If you stand still, the subject will look like a ghost while the background will remain clear.

Click on below Video: Shutter Speed Basics – Techniques, Tips and Panning

 

Camera Settings:

  • Camera mode – manual (M)
  • ISO – 100-200
  • Shutter speed – 1/30th – 1/10th of a second
  • F-Stop – f16 – f22
  • White balance – Auto
  • Focus – Auto
  • AI Servo – continuous autofocus
  • First image priority – focus
  • Second image priority – speed
  • Frame Rate – Continuous High, 6 frames per second

Click on below Video: Panning, Tilting, and Zooming Your Camera

How to Stabilize yourself while Panning

Start from a standing or kneeling position. Hold the camera in both hands as you normally would. Firmly press your elbows into the rib cage. Firmly plant your feet or knees in a slightly wide stance. Rotate your whole upper body while panning, but not your hands. Inhale, hold, fire away. It is important that you are in a position that you are not wobbling or tilting while you are moving. The more locked-in and compact your position is the steadier your rotation will be.

Click on below Video: Secret to Perfectly Smooth Panning and Tracking

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For Example:

Airshows are a great place to practice this panning technique. Get yourself in the right position and in every few minutes you get another try. Faster shutter speed and a little luck deliver an impressive shot.

Panning Technique

Panning takes lots of practice, so don’t worry if your first images are not perfect. Learn by taking lots of photos and working out on it. Is it the wrong shutter speed you set or the subject blurred vertically. Then apply what you have learned to your next set of photos.

KSHITIJ VIVAN is an authorized training partner of MAAC Ahmedabad at CG Road and Satellite Road. Students from different cities such as Kota and Bikaner come here to join Maac Animation courses. MAAC also helps these students to get the best job placements according to their talents and skills to get the best start in their Professional Careers.

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