With all of the creative work I have done in my life, so little of that involved video. Thankfully, through a need that arose at work, I have been having a blast working in Premiere Pro and learning the ropes.
This was just a little experiment to see what I could do with a photo of mine. I brought the photo into Lightroom for the initial adjustments, and then into Photoshop for the heavy lifting. While I was there, I broke the image down into different layers/planes that I wanted to animate. I grabbed some stock cloud timelapse footage for the background via Motion Array and the rest was just putting it together the way that I wanted.
Image out of LR:
Here is the image as I broke it apart into different elements, along with the other resources I used to put the video together:
If you want the resources I used, here is where to get them:
- Texture by Jessica Drossin (Note: I absolutely love her textures. I have used textures in my work, personally and professionally for years, and Jessica’s are some of the best).
- Summer Clouds video
- Scratched Damaged 35mm Footage via Motion Elements (Note: Sign up for their newsletter and get freebies sent to you. That is where I found this.)
There are 3 flares used in the video as well and I would link those if I could remember exactly where I got them from.
The steps of making this once I had all of the elements were simple, and just a matter of stacking everything the way that I wanted it. I applied a subtle Ken Burns effect to the giant and the treeline to enhance some of the movement as well.