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Old April 21st, 2005, 02:00 AM   #1
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How to do the Green Screen effect?

Can you and if you can...How do you do the Green Screen effect?
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Old April 21st, 2005, 03:22 AM   #2
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OK, what exactly do you mean by the "green screen effect?"

Do you mean, "How do I use a green screen to composite my actor into a shot of The Great China Wall?" Much like how the weatherman is composited over a satellite map of the West Coast?

That is a long, involved and tricky thing. But first, I want to know if that is what you were asking...
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Old April 21st, 2005, 05:36 PM   #3
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Yeah, that's what i mean.

If you go to this:

http://www.apple.com/finalcutstudio/...omerstory.html

Apple shows how the advertising comany, Mekanism uses Motion for the "Green Screen" effect on their "Rock the Vote" campaign. If you notice, they added a lady wearing Jeans and a White T-shirt on the viewer of motion and the original background behind her was changed to the background that they made.

That's what i'm looking for.

Thx
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Old April 21st, 2005, 05:44 PM   #4
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Dv25 or ieee1394 dv ... the tools we use for 5:1 compressed video does not make this easy.
Check some reference material. Much of what you will learn will cover the 2 lit stages, the foreground and background. This is a long subject and requires much lighting and practice.

Once your footage has been shot, you will need a decent program to extract the chroma key with a touch of luma key. Start with after effects.

Experimentation and self paced tutorials will help. I think Wrigley video has a resource posted...
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Old April 21st, 2005, 05:51 PM   #5
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Try this tutorial.
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Old April 21st, 2005, 07:17 PM   #6
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Take a look at the "lighting greenscreen" clip at this url http://www.dvcreators.com/products/d...htenment.html# too.
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Old April 22nd, 2005, 01:41 PM   #7
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Then after you light and shoot the green screen, check out these posts:

http://www.kenstone.net/fcp_homepage...ey_part_1.html
http://www.kenstone.net/fcp_homepage...ey_part_2.html
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Here's a killer dv color keying plugin for FinalCut:
http://www.dvgarage.com/prod/prod.php?prod=dvmattefcp
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