Join Richard Harrington for an in-depth discussion in this video Shooting handheld, part of Green Screen Techniques for Video and Photography.
Abba Shapiro: Now, we're going to take a look at shooting handheld.…Most of the time, if you're shooting a portrait or school portraits or you have a lot of shots…to do, you just want people to step in and snap and snap and snap and make sure the lighting doesn't change.…In this case, I really want a little more freedom when working with the shot.…I may even change lenses so I don't want to have to be tied down to a tripod.…So we're going to do some nice handheld shots.…You'll see that I'll get lower than the model to really give a sense of strength to the athlete.…
I may even switch to a much wider angle lens.…Now taking consideration when you are going handheld, what's happening in the background…and always keep in the back of your mind that if I position myself in a way that I'm actually…getting the light behind her head, I won't be able to Chroma key it out.…So always keep in mind what's in your frame and what the final shot is going to look like.…Rich Harrington: One of the things we did in this case is we rotated the backdrop so it was taller.…
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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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