Hello .... does anyone have any tips or techniques for bringing some life to dull footage? I have recently filmed some youth participation events for the local council. The events all take place in the council chambers which is a typically dank, badly lit, beige-walled room. I made the appropriate white balance adjustments to copensate for the terrible false lighting and used manual focus where possible to try and add some depth. However I am still left with footage that lacks any kind of punch and range of colour. I appreciate that I can't work miracles and make the place look really dynamic but I would really appreciate any advice regarding adjustments I can make in post production. I am using Premier Pro 1.5 and unfortunatley don't have access to any additional software such as After Effects or Magic Bullet. Also are there any settings I could have adjusted before filming that might have made things easier?
Many thanks for your help