At last it’s finished! Remember the time I mentioned about editing our wedding video? Ow, that was like 4 months ago. It’s really funny that I am editing lots of wedding videos everyday but I couldn’t find more time to edit our own wedding video. The good thing is, I’m finally done in making our 3D photomontage.
Oh yeah, this is not yet our wedding video. That’s my next personal project in line. This photomontage took me a long time since I can only do it during my free time. Moreover, it took me really long to separate those subjects of photos from their backgrounds. It’s a good thing I still have the Nature Digital Elements I created before and I used them to add leaves, trees, plants, and many more to my work. I’m actually planning to sell those elements soon but I still have to polish some of them.
Using Photoshop CS5, I separated the subjects of the photos from the background. Thanks to the advanced tools in CS5 since I can easily do this job now (though there are still few times wherein I have to do things manually).
After cleaning the photos, I headed over to After Effects CS5 and do the simple animation there. I just made all those layers 3D and then pushed some of them in 3D space to make the illusion that some are farther and some are nearer. Then I added a 3D camera to zoom and pan the scene to show the 3D drama.
Using Premiere Pro CS5, I then arranged those compositions I rendered from After Effects. I just made them overlap to each leaving some part to have a smooth transition. I used “A Thousand Years” by Christina Perri as a background music. I don’t know but, I just like this song from Twilight movie.
When the music and videos already went together, I rendered the video for color grading in After Effects. I then imported the rendered video file in After Effects and made a final touch. I just used the tint and curves to make the color a little bit more dramatic. I also added a little bit of glow to make it even better. Then back to Premiere, I imported the colored video from After Effects, rendered it, then exported it. When everything was done, we watched it and I guess it was nice!