Join Richard Harrington for an in-depth discussion in this video Using a Reflecmedia backdrop, part of Green Screen Techniques for Video and Photography.
Rich Harrington: One other type of keying technology that we often use at my facility is Reflecmedia,…and it sometimes goes by other brand names, but essentially, it's a disk like this, and…it's a bunch of LEDs, and what it does is it's going to hit that backdrop.…So Abba, what's behind us?…Abba Shapiro: Well, it looks like it's just a plain gray backdrop, but it's not a gray backdrop.…Actually, it's a special backdrop that works exclusively with this type of lighting system.…Rich: So I'm shinning that back there, and you kind of see that it's picking up the blue.…You'll probably wonder, well, how the heck does that work?…The thing is this goes around the camera, typically used with the video camera and what…it does is because it's perfectly inline with the lens, it just hits that and bounces back.…
These are low level LEDs and what they do is that's basically a fiber optic curtain.…It's a bunch of crushed glass beads woven in together.…You can get this pop-ups or curtains. The fabric is one of the most expensive parts.…
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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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