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Fantasy Elf Shot from Start to Finish using Mocha Pro and After Effects

October 2, 2012

Product Specialist, Mary Poplin walks you through a project she is currently working on using Mocha Pro and Adobe After Effects. The goal is to recreate a “Hobbit/Lord of the Rings” style look with simple DSLR footage shot on a no-budget shoot. This is an advanced walkthrough, so it is recommended that you know your way around Mocha Pro and After Effects before you try to follow along. This entire shot took right around an hour from start to finish, but has been sped up to around 20 minutes. Programs used are Mocha Pro for object removes and roto work, After Effects for compositing, and Photoshop for clean plate creation. AE plugins used are Neat Image to remove grain and Magic Bullet Mojo for color. Footage is shot on a Canon 5D Mark ii DSLR with a Canon 50mm lens. This is a really good example of how Mocha plays nice with other tools in your toolbox in order to seriously speed up your workflow.