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The Green Screen Handbook : Real-World Production Techniques.

Author: Jeff Foster
Publisher: New York ; London : Focal Press, 2015.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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The Green Screen Handbook, Second Edition is a comprehensive how-to manual that walks you through the many integral techniques required in preproduction, production, and postproduction to use green screen effectively. Step-by-step instruction and time-saving tips cover matting and keying basics; lighting and digital camera essentials; setups using fabric, portable background panels, and paint; broadcast TV hardware  Read more...
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Foster, Jeff.
Green Screen Handbook : Real-World Production Techniques.
Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, ©2014
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jeff Foster
ISBN: 9781317673583 1317673581 9781317673576 1317673573 1138780332 9781138780330 9781315770833 1315770830
OCLC Number: 894171634
Notes: Digital Camcorder Basics.
Description: 1 online resource (419 pages)
Contents: Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgments; About the Author; Foreword; Introduction; Part I Exploring the Matting Process; Chapter 1 Mattes and Compositing Defined; The Road to the Modern-Day Traveling Matte; The Early Days; The Traveling Matte Is Introduced; How the Sodium Vapor Traveling Matte Process Works; How the Modern-Day Blue and Green Screen Traveling Matte Process Works; Chapter 2 Digital Matting Methods and Tools; Why Green vs. Blue Screen?; Real-World Examples; Jonathan Erland at the Academy; Difference Matte vs. Chroma Key; Hardware Matte Compositors and Chroma Keyers. Ultimatte Hardware CompositorsGrass Valley Switchers with Chroma Keyer; NewTek TriCaster 8000; VeeScope LIVE; Reflecmedia LiteRing; Compositing Software and Plug-ins; Video- and Image-Compositing Software with Keyers; Third-Party Keying and Compositing Plug-ins; Chapter 3 Basic Shooting Setups; Basic Setups for Shooting Green Screen; Green Screen and Blue Screen Materials; Painted Walls, Cycs, and Floors; Digital Matte Keying Fabrics and Materials; Reflective Media; Chapter 4 Basic Compositing Techniques; Overview of Matting Compositing Techniques. Software Chroma Keying, Matting and Compositing ProcessOverview of Layer Masks, Mattes and Roto-Masking Techniques; Creative Alpha Mattes; Roto-Spline Masking; After Effects Roto Brush; Chapter 5 Simple Setups on a Budget; Shooting Green Screen Outdoors to Save Money; DIY Light Kits on the Cheap; Shooting with Inexpensive Background Materials and the NanoSoftLights; Chapter 6 Green Screens in Live Broadcasts; Visiting a Typical Local TV Newsroom; The Studio's Green Screen; The Ultimatte Hardware in Action; Live Broadcast with Virtual Sets; Chapter 7 How the Pros Do It. Traveling Back in Time with HBO's John AdamsIndie Filmmakers Tackle Big Effects; Hydralab's Marvel in Miniature: Machine; Pendragon Pictures 1800s Version of H.G. Wells' The War of the Worlds; Kanen Flowers/That Studio-Hero Punk; Films In Motion Theatrical Release-The Courier; Part II Setting the Scene; Chapter 8 Choosing the Right Matting Process for Your Project; Should I Choose Hardware or Software Matting/Compositing?; What Kind of Shots Do I Need?; Single Interviews and Talking-Head Shots; Action and Full-Body Motion; Creative Shots and Lighting for Effect. Chapter 9 Proper Lighting TechniquesLighting the Screen and Foreground Subjects; Green Screen on the Go; Studio Lighting; The Importance of Using a Scope; Using Portable Devices to Measure Your Screens; Shooting Green and Blue Screen Outdoors; Chapter 10 Matching Your Subjects to the Background; Creating Simple Composites; Lighting and Camera Angles; Integrating Props with Sets; Tracking and Matchmoving Green Screen Shots; Tracking Handheld Background Footage; Tracking the Green Screen Insert; Using Multiple Backgrounds to Alter the Mood of a Scene; Chapter 11 Digital Cameras and Camcorders.

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The Green Screen Handbook, Second Edition is a comprehensive how-to manual that walks you through the many integral techniques required in preproduction, production, and postproduction to use green screen effectively. Step-by-step instruction and time-saving tips cover matting and keying basics; lighting and digital camera essentials; setups using fabric, portable background panels, and paint; broadcast TV hardware switchers; professional HD and major motion picture compositing; multi-colored screen composites; directing storyboards and talent; working with virtual sets; motion tracking; and m.

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