Tip #1: Adobe Lightroom is Rad for Video

Adobe Lightroom is meant primarily for editing (‘developing’, they call it) still photos. But there are a couple of cool tools hidden in Lightroom that us video folks can really use, and if you’re smart about your workflow, it’s not that hard to access the power of Lightroom in your video production pipeline.

I recently shot a series of interviews of some big-deal financial whizzes. The setup had us filming with two RED Dragons, and the main angle the agency client wanted had some issues. Specifically, there was light bouncing all over the place, from multiple directions, and we needed to use a lot of ND to get the look the client needed. Our mattebox and french flag (plus a large black flag) couldn’t help all that much- we got the dreaded chromatic aberration (purple fringing) monster in those shots.

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