Join Richard Harrington for an in-depth discussion in this video Processing background images, part of Green Screen Techniques for Video and Photography.
Rich Harrington: Let's go ahead and prepare backdrops so it's 100% ready to drop into a non-linear editing tool.…And NLEs do a lot better when you give them the photos at exactly the right size you need…for the timeline, because they're not that good at scaling photos.…So I'll jump over the Photoshop and choose File > New, and you'll see at the top we have…a preset list for film and video. And Abba, how do we shoot our footage?…Abba Shapiro: Well, we're shooting our footage first of all in high def, so normally that would…be considered 1920x1080 pixels.…Rich: Yeah, so I'm going to hit OK, and that opens up a document, and it's ready to go.…
Let's just simply use the File > Place command which will allow us to navigate to an image,…and when we click Place it's going to automatically add it as a Smart Object.…Now it's scaled it down because that's what the Place command does.…This photo actually has a lot more resolution.…You'll see that it scaled it to a third of its original size so in fact I'm going to…
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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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