Lux Lucidus is: Motion Graphics, Animation, Design, 3D and Visuals by Sean Siegler

Prolost Flat

I recently came across this post from Stu Maschwitz about how to set up Canon DSLR’s to give your shots a much more flat profile, which the intention that you will be color correcting in post. He calls it Prolost Flat. It is pretty easy to set up and really just knocks down the contrast and sharpness as well as reducing a bit of saturation.
I feel like most of the footage I have shot with my T1i has been too sharp and contrasty, and looked harsh, but since trying this out, I feel like everything is a bit more even feeling, which should make it easier to push things around in AE and Premiere. If I shoot anything worth viewing, I’ll put it up and maybe do a before and after comparison.

LuxMix01

I recently posted my first video to Vimeo. It’s a mix of some of my VJ clips, set to music… specifically the Ozric Tentacles, who are big influence on my visual style, via their music, light show and album covers. The video isn’t quite finished, but I decided it was time to get some stuff up online for people to watch. Enjoy!


Lux Lucidus Mix from Sean Siegler on Vimeo.

Oh, and everything in the vid was made in After Effects, although it was edited together in Premiere.