This is a quick intro video that I composited together for my church here in Lubbock, Tx. The story was simple: We are here for GOD, not any false profits or other material distractions that may bring someone to church. This video was played live with the band playing the intro to the song “Here for You.” The last scene of the wide timelapse of the sanctuary was played at the very end of the song. The audio in this uploaded version is just a placeholder.
On the left, is the original footage shot with a Canon 5D mkII and a Sony EX3. On the right, is the final result, after visual effects and color correction. I tracked the scenes in Mocha and composited them in After Effects. I made 2D text with the built-in text tool, instead of 3D text with Zaxwerks Invigorator, mainly because I only had 1 day to finish this. Then I brought them all into Final Cut Pro and stuck them together and color graded mostly with Magic Bullet Looks. I could have color graded inside of After Effects, but I like to apply color grades after the final edit, where I can see all the clips together and their output, even on something as simple and short as this.
The scene outside with the sky replacement timelapse was a bit of a challenge. Had I thought ahead and known I would be doing a sky replacement, it would have been quick and easy, but I shot the 2 shots about 20 feet apart at different angles, and about 15 minutes apart (with the sun setting fast). I key framed the corner-pin effect in After Effects to line up the 2 pieces of footage and graded the sky scene to match the original scene. It turned out good enough for the 3 seconds that it is shown.
Thanks for watching!