24th Oct 2016
Opening shot from “All Aboard the Canal Trip”
In an earlier blog – http://tomndi.blogspot.ca/2016/10/s-l-o-w-in-racing-digital-world.html . I wrote about this style of film . One of the things that caught my attention was the way they incorporated interesting tidbits of historical information onto live imagery without audio.
This was done very softly using a combination of effects; the first being a vignette of the overlay was applied then a very slow subtle slow fade in and out effect added so the live footage was gradually and partially supplanted by the monochrome image containing text or images.
I have been able to replicate this to some effect in FCPX using two Effects built into FCPX – ie Vignette and Fade to Colour.
Here is a link to a 4 min excerpt of the original BBC screening I think you will enjoy the opening sequences : https://vimeo.com/147144860
Maybe Larry Jordan will do us a tutorial on how to do this properly 🙂