Adding otherworldly effects.
Sometimes the look you’re going for can’t be achieved with a few colour adjustments. Video effects have come a long way, as evidenced by big budget superhero films. While achieving those results takes time and expertise, you can start capturing similar effects on your own. Explore these tutorials for overlaying film, creating eerie supernatural effects and changing the weather — the possibilities are endless.
Exploring intro titles and motion graphics.
Elevate your footage with a professional intro sequence or motion graphics. Start by learning the fundamentals of creating and animating text layers. From there, try perfecting your own Hollywood-style motion graphics intro sequences. With so many tutorials and templates available, there are plenty of ways to give your video a distinct look. Whether you’re crafting stunning music videos, compelling short films or funny YouTube content, give it a professional edge with motion graphics or text intros.
Remember, “when it comes to adding special video effects and filters, there should always be a purpose,” notes Hara. Be intentional about your use of effects, to ensure that they elevate and improve your video. There are always new effects and filters on the rise, so keep exploring to find the right aesthetic for your film.