How can I make movies look better?

Today I sent a message to the creator of “ghosts” (go to garrysmod.com its still on the front page) asking how he made it look so good. This is what he sent back:

Hello,

My computer is originally from ACER, but I heavily modded it; only the motherboard, the case, and the audio chipset are still original… I’ve got a 9600GT, 4 gigabytes of RAM (needed for comfortable video editing under Windows 7 x64) and, uh, other stuff. It’s not a high-end computer, but it’s not bad either IMHO.

I use a lot of complex filters, and I’ve got some comparisons to show ya: http://twitpic.com/heveh/full - http://twitpic.com/hev8l/full

I’m not gonna give you a complete lesson, but the keywords are : LACK OF SATURATION, SMOOTH IMAGE, VARYING COLORS, NO ALIASING. Basically, try to reproduce how a real movie would look like!

Anyways, thanks for your PM (my real account is this one, cafegaming’s merely the provider), and don’t hesitate to spread the word about this :slight_smile:

Maxime

I would just like to know what he meant here:

use a lot of complex filters, and I’ve got some comparisons to show ya: http://twitpic.com/heveh/full - http://twitpic.com/hev8l/full

I’m not gonna give you a complete lesson, but the keywords are : LACK OF SATURATION, SMOOTH IMAGE, VARYING COLORS, NO ALIASING. Basically, try to reproduce how a real movie would look like!

Thank you :slight_smile: (and yes this is to do with movies because i would like to make it look like that)

Holy crap. Big difference in deed.

Saturation - Color adjustment of some sort. Most decent gfx program has it.
He seems to say smooth image is preferable to aliasing.
Not sure what he means by varying colors.

How can I change to those settings?

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I think thats what the settings have to be in the video editor

The saturation and color filters he’s talking about, that’s the easy part. You should be looking at the motion blur, it’s what every normal real-life movie has, and it makes your videos look a whole lot more professional. He recommended to me, Reelsmart motion blur plugin for adobe after effects, and it looks amazing, to say the least. Something like that would make your films look pro.