Chapter 9. Recomposing and Tracking

Lesson Files

Color Book Files > Lesson Files > Lesson 09 > Geometry.colorproj

Time

This lesson takes approximately 75 minutes to complete.

Goals

Recompose shots to correct framing errors or redefine the focus of a shot

Animate pan and scan effects to add simulated camera movement or accommodate a smaller screen size than the source footage

Track motion within the frame

Attach trackers to vignettes to animate secondary corrections

Manually track objects that can’t be automatically tracked

Control tracking smoothness to finesse an animation path

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