Sell Your Effects Shot With "Reactive Lighting"


Last Updated: October 22, 2007 4:04 pm GMT
DJTV's Suite Effects Shows How

(Lake Mary, FL, October 22, 2007) Digital Juice® announced today that it is releasing a new DJTV™ Suite Effects™ episode titled "Reactive Lighting."

Reactive Lighting is a secondary effect whereby light emitted from a source is recreated and made to fall on a specific object in a scene. In this episode, Sean Mullen, effects guru and host of DJTV's Suite Effects, shows video editors how to use Reactive Lighting to help sell their effects shots. "Even though it is a secondary effect, Reactive Lighting should be #1 in a video editor's bag of tricks," says Mullen.

Within the first minute of the episode, Mullen shows the effect Reactive Lighting has on the light saber composite used in the shows open. "The light saber is the obvious effect here," says Mullen. "But it is the glow on my hands, face and back that help place the light saber in the shot. Without reactive lighting, the light saber is just a glow layer on top of video."

What editors will learn in this episode:
  • What reactive lighting is and how it works
  • How to create reactive lighting using masks, feathers and glows
  • How to blend reactive lighting into a scene

About Suite Effects™
In Suite Effects, visual effects veteran Sean Mullen draws back the curtain to reveal some trade secrets on how video editors can pull off cool effects right from their own edit bay. Whether it's tackling foundational techniques like rotoscoping, tracking logos to a van, or blasting fireballs from the hands, Suite Effects will share the tips and tricks that will help video editors produce the same quality visual effects normally reserved for big-budget Hollywood movie studios. Suite Effects "The Roto Route" is the reason I like Digital Juice," says Kenneth O'Banyoun of Concepts & Designs. "What you can learn in less than 7 minutes is priceless!"

About DJTV™
Digital Juice Television or DJTV™ is an award-winning web-based television network like no other and is designed to reach a targeted audience of creative professionals with high-quality, highly-produced programming that is interesting, informative, instructional, inspiring and entertaining. Digital Juice posts new episodes of DJTV each week and viewers can check out the latest shows at Easy to use navigational tools like keyword search and sorting by views and ratings help viewers quickly find the episode they are looking for. DJTV episodes are displayed using a custom Flash® player with download speeds ranging from Ultra to iPod. DJTV is completely free and all shows are archived in case viewers miss or would like to relive a specific episode.

About Digital Juice®
Digital Juice® is the world-leader in royalty-free broadcast animation content for video and multimedia professionals. Digital Juice®products are in use in nearly every major studio, broadcast, and cable station including NBC, CBS, ABC, CNN, HBO, CNBC, Fox News and countless high profile television shows such as American Idol and the Grammy Awards. The company provides royalty-free animations, music, stock footage and print graphics to a wide variety of video, print, presentation and web professionals and enthusiasts. The company is known for its extremely high quality and innovative content as well as aggressive and affordable pricing.


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