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Green Screen Techniques for Video and Photography

with Richard Harrington and Abba Shapiro

Video: Green Screen Techniques for Video and Photography: Welcome

Learn how to shoot and edit green screen footage and images.
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  1. 2m 8s
    1. Welcome
    2. What you should know before watching this course
    3. Using the exercise files
  2. 8m 51s
    1. Why use green screen for photography?
      5m 31s
    2. Why use green screen for video?
      3m 20s
  3. 11m 37s
    1. Setting the room
      2m 24s
    2. Using a fabric backdrop
      3m 15s
    3. Using a Flexfill backdrop
      2m 56s
    4. Using a Reflecmedia backdrop
      3m 2s
  4. 20m 39s
    1. Using studio strobes for photo
      2m 29s
    2. Working with a light meter
      7m 18s
    3. Working with the camera histogram
      4m 20s
    4. Lighting the green screen
      2m 39s
    5. Using constant lighting for photo and video
      3m 53s
  5. 21m 38s
    1. Establishing the relationship
      2m 30s
    2. Positioning the subject
      2m 53s
    3. Posing techniques
      6m 9s
    4. Shooting handheld
      6m 2s
    5. Recapping strobe photography
      4m 4s
  6. 17m 43s
    1. Shooting video with a DSLR
      7m 34s
    2. The sync sound workflow
      2m 21s
    3. Interview techniques
      7m 48s
  7. 23m 5s
    1. What makes a good background?
      5m 21s
    2. Acquisition strategies for background plates
      3m 51s
    3. Processing in Camera Raw
      4m 27s
    4. Processing depth of field
      5m 49s
    5. Processing background images
      3m 37s
  8. 44m 25s
    1. Initial processing
      4m 59s
    2. Creating transparency in Photoshop
      12m 41s
    3. Removing the background for subjects not shot on a chroma key
      8m 54s
    4. Exploring third-party alternatives
      4m 36s
    5. Positioning the background with Free Transform
      2m 26s
    6. Matching color and exposure for the photo
      3m 24s
    7. Adjusting focus in the background
      3m 56s
    8. Refining the composite
      3m 29s
  9. 45m 26s
    1. Keying in Premiere Pro
      14m 25s
    2. Keying in After Effects
      6m 58s
    3. Positioning the background in Z space
      2m 27s
    4. Enhancing the image with digital lighting
      6m 57s
    5. Animating the camera
      4m 32s
    6. Matching color and exposure for video
      6m 49s
    7. Rendering the animation
      3m 18s
  10. 36s
    1. Goodbye

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Learning to shoot green screen removes tons of time and budget limitations; instead of scouting and shooting on location, you can digitally recreate the background of your scene. This course takes you through the steps of shooting both photography and video on green screen. Authors Rich Harrington and Abba Shapiro walk you through the process of preparing a live-action set, from hanging the backdrop to lighting the subject with strobes; positioning and posing your subject; and completing the scene with postproduction techniques in Adobe After Effects, Photoshop, and Premiere Pro. Learn how to composite your footage against a new digital background plate, match the color and exposure, adjust focus, and perform keying for motion.

This course was created and produced by Rich Harrington. is honored to host this content in our library.

Topics include:
  • Why use green screen?
  • Using a fabric, Flexfill, or Reflecmedia backdrop
  • Lighting the green screen
  • Establishing a relationship with the subject
  • Shooting handheld
  • Shooting with a DSLR
  • Using a sync sound workflow
  • Processing raw footage
  • Creating transparency in Photoshop
  • Removing the background
  • Adjusting background focus
  • Keying in Premiere Pro or After Effects
  • Animating the camera
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After Effects Photoshop Premiere Pro
Richard Harrington Abba Shapiro


Rich Harrington: Hi, I'd like to welcome you to this course on Green Screen Photography and Video. My name is Rich Harrington. Abba Shapiro: And I'm Abba Shapiro. Rich: And today we've got a lot of great things to tackle. Now just to give you a little bit of our background, Abba and I both work in the photo and video industry, and we're going to take a look at a real-world shoot here and sort of focus on both shooting photography and video, back to back on the same set. Abba: Now, one of the things about shooting photography is you're using strobes, and it's a whole different type of light and lighting. But a lot of times, there is a situation where you need to get both stills and video, and we're going to tackle that.

Rich: Yeah, so you're going to learn how to shoot both stills and video simultaneously as well as best practices when lighting for just photography or just video. So it's a great way to get started. We're going to take a look at a real-world project, and let's jump in.

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