Join Richard Harrington for an in-depth discussion in this video Initial processing, part of Green Screen Techniques for Video and Photography.
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Rich Harrington: So we've got backdrops, we've got our best images picked, now what?…Abba Shapiro: Well, now we're going to actually take it into Photoshop and start compositing.…We're going to put that foreground with that background, and we're going to remove the green screen.…Rich: Yeah, and it's not as simple as just knocking out the backdrop and slapping two…layers together, right?…Abba: Not at all, as a matter of fact that's the easy part.…The key is to make your key look like it doesn't exist at all.…Rich: Yeah, so this is going to take a couple of extra steps.…Once we've made a good selection and generated a nondestructive mask that we can refine,…we're going to do things like improve the background blurring, color matching and color…grading are going to be incredibly important and then of course there is always the problem…of getting the two things to look like they were lit the same way.…
Abba: Yeah, and that's the trick, the trick is if you want to do a really nice green screen,…it should not look like a processed shot.…
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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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