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Piano Rain

A 5-step editing process to create the feeling of "piano notes" falling all over the camera and therefore, the viewer.


Starting fresh, with log video, straight from the camera

Starting fresh, with log video, straight from the camera

Step 1: Flat image. 

Step 1: Flat image. 

Step 2: Basic Color Correction and Sharpness applied.

Step 2: Basic Color Correction and Sharpness applied.

Step 3: Color Grading, to set the right mood.

Step 3: Color Grading, to set the right mood.

Step 4: Adding CGI light streaks, to further the light vs dark antithesis.

Step 4: Adding CGI light streaks, to further the light vs dark antithesis.

Step 5: Adding the CGI Rain and other effects, to emphasize the rainy atmosphere.

Step 5: Adding the CGI Rain and other effects, to emphasize the rainy atmosphere.

One more step: Admiring the feeling of rain drops falling at you, just like the piano notes fall into your ears. Nice!

One more step: Admiring the feeling of rain drops falling at you, just like the piano notes fall into your ears. Nice!

Here, take a look at these wonderful piano performances by Helena Papanikolou. Note: These are the normal versions. Piano Rain versions are to be published later this year,

CPE Bach, Pièce Caractéristique Wq 117:33, 'La Capricieuse'

Beethoven: Sonata op 31 no1 3rd Movement, Rondo


Artist: Helen Pap

Location: Sierra Studios

Director: Panos Economou