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Hour 14. Compositing Part 1: Layering Im... > Making Compositing Part of Your Proj...

Making Compositing Part of Your Projects

If you've tried out Premiere's new Title Designer tool, used the Motion Settings dialog box, or worked on video effects that use alpha channels, you have already composited—that is, layered graphics or video clips over other images.

Compositing can add immeasurably to your video projects. Sometimes the impact is obvious—sliding videos in boxes onto the screen sends a clear message that you have done something out of the ordinary with your production. Other times it's subtle. We don't think twice when we see a TV weatherperson gesturing at a map or graphics. As shown in Figure 14.1, in fact that TV personality is standing in front of a green or blue wall and watching some monitors to see what he or she is pointing at.


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