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Old April 12th, 2005, 01:58 PM   #1
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Green Screen Test Footage

Hi guys/gals

This is my second attempt at using Chroma Key; shot DVX100 24pa/ Edited in Vegas 4. Comments and critiques welcome; I am still learning the techniques of Green Screen and on this test I wanted 'drive by' shadows and lighting.

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Old April 12th, 2005, 06:24 PM   #2
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Not bad at all!! I take it this is your second go around (based off of the title)?

The only rough spot was 19sec - 36sec where the steering wheel was keyed out, but I'm pointing out the obvious. The rest was pretty clean. You had a small amount of green spill, but I was looking for it too, had I not, I might not have noticed. Maybe choke it off around the dog a little more, Im just nit picking. The dog was a fast little bugger! ;)

Green wall was portable / fabric or painted surface?

What was your method for the change in lighting & shadows during actual shoot? That additional touch helped. ;)

We just finished building our dedicated "green room" at the office. Most of the projects we do in-house (DV) revolve around chromakeying at one time or another. We use Ultra, it works great and gives a fair amount of control over correcting spill, choke, etc..
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Old April 12th, 2005, 06:45 PM   #3
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Bonus points for use of an animal! Screw the green screen, the dog had me cracking up.
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Old April 12th, 2005, 07:08 PM   #4
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Thanks guys; everyone is loving the dog; my wifes idea.

It is very affordable (okay cheap) green screen colored fabric from a fabric store; about $30.00 for a roughly 8' X 9' section. In this case; it was literally draped over the Xterra using ambiant light; the sunlight spilling into the cab is natural with 2 white foam cores on the hood bouncing light into my talent (family).

I didn't change much during the actual shoot; the sun was falling into the horizon and over it's arc it takes during the day. I had trouble keying the little dog though; he looks good when tree are behind him but not in bright light (the plate).

Thanks for watching! Damn, 27 views and 2 replies; where's the community guys?

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Old April 12th, 2005, 08:18 PM   #5
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That dog probably got the biggest laugh out of me all day. Great stuff. I was waiting for something like that to happen.

Great shots though. I only noticed a couple spots on the childs head where there was a lot of light spill that had some problems. Otherwise it will very nice footage.
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Old April 12th, 2005, 10:56 PM   #6
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Thanks for the comments and for watching Travis. :)
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Old April 13th, 2005, 05:11 PM   #7
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I really liked the dog climbing in from outside, that was funny! The lighting was really good. It looks like real sunlight.

I want to start playing around with some green screen test myself in a little while. Wish you all the luck with your tests.

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Old April 13th, 2005, 05:23 PM   #8
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Haha. loved the dog coming in. Sweet.

Have you made any other versions that have better fringe?
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Not yet; still working on it. The backlighting works wonderful when there is a similar plate and a dark edge works wonders when dark; combining the two just creates all kinds of probelms. LOL I'm doing more!
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Old April 13th, 2005, 08:33 PM   #10
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I think I will try a green screen thing this summer, just wondering about the pitfalls. Thanks for your notes in this thread.
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Old April 14th, 2005, 03:41 PM   #11
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No green screen expert, but I'll give it a thumbs up! I may experiment with a little GS, myself.

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Old April 14th, 2005, 09:45 PM   #12
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I think you need to do more tests with the driver.




And post them here.


Great job, it looked very good. What did you use to key?
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Old April 15th, 2005, 12:40 AM   #13
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LOL

That's be 'me' wife Bryan.
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