Sometimes the green-screen footage you have to key is really rough. What do you do in a worst case scenario? Can you save footage that seems impossible to key? In this video, Richard Harrington walks you through a worst case scenario, and shows you how several effects can be combined to rescue the shot in Adobe After Effects.
- Let's tackle one of the worst pieces…of green screen footage I ever had to key.…Now, I'm going to show you just how far After Effects can go…and I want you to think a little bit differently.…Sometimes, people try to solve a problem in one pass,…but what we can actually do…is get a little bit more creative here.…By separating the matte from the footage,…we can control things with greater precision.…Let's open up this comp here called Bad Key.…
And I'm going to just drop in a new background…behind it of a theater.…And the footage is a little bit pixelated…on purpose to hide the subject here.…Now what I want to do is remove the background footage.…And this is not that hard to do.…You might be thinking, "That doesn't look…"like a green screen."…Well, the people who shot this green screen unfortunately…forgot to turn on the background lights.…You see, when you light a green screen,…you're really lighting two things.…
One set of lights is supposed to light the subject.…Another set of lights lights the background.…And when you do that keying is not that hard.…
- Keying in Premiere Pro vs. After Effects
- Importing footage to key
- Stacking layers in Premiere Pro
- Using the Ultra Keyer
- Using KEYLIGHT
- Enhancing a key with 3D lights
- Deciding when to use a third-party tool
- Processing backdrops in Photoshop
- Exchanging transparency data
Skill Level Intermediate
After Effects Apprentice: 12 Tracking and Keyingwith Chris Meyer3h 54m Intermediate
VFX Techniques: Crowd Replication with After Effectswith Lee Lanier2h 54m Intermediate
After Effects Compositing: 4 Color Keyingwith Mark Christiansen2h 7m Intermediate
1. Deciding Where to Key Your Footage
2. Importing Footage to Key
3. Keying in Adobe Premiere Pro
4. Keying in Adobe After Effects
5. Selected Third-Party Keyers
6. Processing Backdrops in Photoshop
7. Backdrop Techniques
8. Exchanging Transparency Data
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