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Topics include matting and keying basics; setups using fabric, portable background panels, or paint; lighting and digital camera essentials; broadcast TV hardware switchers; professional HD and major motion picture compositing; multiple-colored screen composites (background, foregrounds, and objects); directing storyboards and talent; working with virtual sets; motion tracking; and much more.
- See how to plan, set up, and execute your shots to reduce fixes in post
- Choose the right keying process for your project
- Master basic shooting setups and live broadcast keying
- Understand proper lighting and how to match subjects to the background
- Create a working storyboard and learn how to select and direct talent
- Composite your footage and fix problem shots
- Work creatively with virtual sets, motion tracking, and match moving
- Master techniques that apply to all compositing software and plug-ins
The DVD includes sample footage and all project files to accompany the chapters in the book.
Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.
The book provides a wealth of in-depth information. It describes:
-Multiple setups that one can purchase or construct to create your green screen shooting space or studio, ranging from budgets of a few hundred dollars to more expansive setups;
-The various lights and lighting arrangements that one can use when shooting green screen--again, providing information on an array of lighting choices, from the homemade to the professional--and how to use and vary these when shooting;
-Digital cameras in green screening, how to shoot both live to broadcast, as well as for video productions;
-How to position, direct, and light your actors/talent so that it best maximizes the use of the green screen;
-The use of the many software programs and plugins available to composite your results, including information on the advantages of different programs;
-How to composite shots from multiple colored screens;
-Using virtual sets;
and considerably more.
This is an extensive book. It provides information on how to use green screen for productions ranging from home studio and relatively smaller scale/indie productions to green screening for major motion picture releases. It offers troubleshooting advice. And it includes, in the print version, a DVD with example and sample footage. The book even provides a history of the technique.
If you are looking for a detailed, extensive book on the tools, techniques, and processes of shooting and creating "green screen" footage and live green screen broadcasts, from the set-up to the fine tuning of the results, from the small budget to the major film, and from the build-it-yourself to the professional gear, "The Green Screen Handbook" offers all of this and more.