Join Richard Harrington for an in-depth discussion in this video Refining the composite, part of Green Screen Techniques for Video and Photography.
Rich Harrington: We're almost there, and what I want to draw on are just a couple dirty tricks…to finish this out, to give it that look.…And so one of the first things I'm going to do is I'm going to select the Background layer and duplicate it.…I'm just going to put a copy on top here of that plate, and we're going to defocus that a bit.…So, it's just not so in focus here, a little Gaussian Blur, or any of these will work fine.…We're just softening that a bit.…It's going to lay on top of our subject, and we could just take that opacity down a bit…and look at how that's just matching the color of the environment and her clothes are now…picking up some of those shadows and highlights.…
Abba Shapiro: Yeah, It really makes her look like she's in that garage.…Rich: Yeah, that's just a little trick of sort of using the Background layer as a foreground…overlay, but you defocused that, which is a good suggestion on your part, to make sure…that that doesn't get so photorealistic. It just picks up the colors.…
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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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