Join Richard Harrington for an in-depth discussion in this video Acquisition strategies for background plates, part of Green Screen Techniques for Video and Photography.
Rich Harrington: So let's talk a little bit about shooting background plates here, and we'll begin where we left off.…These two images were both shot at the same location in a church.…I made sure that when I compose these that I was framing them realistically as if a subject was in there.…Now these are vertical images and for video oftentimes a wider image is useful, but the…subject matter here just didn't lend it.…And there's such huge resolution, I've got almost 5,000 pixels width that this is two…and half times wider than I need anyway.…So the extra height is just going to give me some flexibility, giving me more options…to slide the image up and down and adjust the height or the angle as I need to.…
These are both raw as well.…Abba Shapiro: First of all, I've had the luxury or the privilege of traveling with you, Rich,…when you've taken these pictures.…A lot of times we'll be walking around the streets and all of these tourists are taking…beautiful pictures of the location, and Rich is taking pictures of walls, doors, and ground.…
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- 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
Skill Level Appropriate for all
After Effects CS6 Essential Trainingwith Ian Robinson8h 41m Beginner
Foundations of Video: Cameras and Shootingwith Anthony Q. Artis2h 58m Appropriate for all
1. An Introduction to Green Screen
2. Prepping the Green Screen
3. Lighting the Subject
4. Working with the Subject
5. Best Shooting Practices for DSLR Video
6. Background Selection
7. Creating Backgrounds in a Nonlinear Editing Tool
8. Creating the Composite for Motion
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