I just did a short bit on color correction in video in the previous blog, I demo’d a couple of different things you can do with the same clip to get different color corrections and other basic work with some filters that you can do quickly to get some cool effects with one very badly shot grainy clip.
Probably what I should have mentioned is … never delete your clips when you’re done. Catalog them and save them. Even the bad stuff can be often reused on other projects.
A good example is that grainy bad clip. Since I had the time this morning while waiting on a phone call – I came up with a couple new effects for that same clip. I saved them because I thought they might be useful. Each time I do that I save myself some time. I may not necessarilly use the clip again, but by adding tags to it in my catalog – the next time some one asks me if I can do a cosmic face effect – I can pull that up.
Here’s the clip….