Hey hey, what a nice response from all..
well tnx for the welcome.. now to elaborate on these questions..
I'm learning now through some of those basic tutorials (fusion) that come with the package.. it's not too in depth but it's ok.. dunno if it some weird talent but this node stuff just works for me like anything.. i just figured most stuff on my own..
but I am impressed with some of the possibilities... and my hardware is rather nice.. a dual core running on 3.4 ghz with 2g ram and 1,5g virtual.. graphic card is nVidia 7900gs, and since there is nothing else in this comp other than some music and an obligatory copy of world of Warcraft, the machine is doing just fine.. even in AEfx i can do most stuff in real time..
now for the color correction.. I'd just like to ear from someone who's been doing a bit that kind of thing.. problem that I'm facing is that I don't really have a chance to talk much about it with ppl I know..
I live in Europe where extensive color correction ( sin city, underworld, oliver twist etc..) are not much done.. lack of ppl in that branch an a different kind of cinematography in general..
this is why I got into compositing in the first place.. primarily I'm a director, but relying on others, especially if they are not sure what they're doing tends to be a bit frustrating.. so I ventured on net and ended up here lol..
I saw some really crazy stuff done through grading and mate paintings done in the Oliver twist that just came out.. and this is something I'm looking for.. some ides as how to change colorscapes while leaving them realistic ( or should I say surrealistic).. sure I don't have Da Vinci but some nice results can be made from CC inside fusion..
Now, for those interested you can check a video I made last year.. I did some CC in FCP, tho most of it was done on the set itself as I we were shooting with HDV camera so I could get most of the blue tint and atmosphere just from controlling the shutter.. considering it was done in less than a day, and during a rather sunny day I guess it came out good..
here's the url for it
buah just saw that the link is messed up.. hence the edit.. you can however still see it at
just scroll down a bit and it'll play..
and lets try it like this (dunno what works)
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Anyhow, I have a video coming up in a week or two and I'm totally psyched about it.. I got shoot in mountains, sort of a Viking saga thig, a bit it the legacy of Conan and 13th Warrior.. I will have some shots done in a medieval kid of bar ( more of a tent), but the rest will shot outside.. I guess I'll add some blizzard later with particles... basically a small group of vikings stands up against a fleet of evil warlocks.. they fight, they die and off they go to Valhalla where they are met by some fine ladies.. needless to say, it a heavy metal band lol.. anyway I will use here a lot of that "nightcrawler" fx for the movement of warlocks and some energy balls shootouts I learned from Ryan W ( the lightsabre pioneer)... There will be some flaming swords (this I'll do on the set it self... I just love pyros) and lot of magic things going on... but I want it to be like a nice fantasy rather than dark Gothic stuff..
so I thought to put it all together in AE, cut it (Premiere probably, to keep it in the family), and export the final to Fusion for some nice color touch up.. (maybe I do some rotoing in fusion too.. seems better than AEfx)
So that's how I ask about these things.. any input is appreciated.. so bring 'em on..
And Hype tnx a lot for those tutorials.. I ran through them up and down.. finally got to enjoy AEfx. I yes.. 7 is soo much better then earlier versions... somehow it just makes sense.. (to me)
well, keep em up. alex.