Green Screen Handbook Real-World Production Techniques

ISBN-10: 0470521074

ISBN-13: 9780470521076

Edition: 2010 (Handbook (Instructor's))

Authors: Jeff Foster

List price: $33.99
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The definitive guide to green screen technologyWhether you're on a budget or working with high-end HD, this four-color expert guide gives you step-by-step instruction to green screening (or chroma keying) technology in today's competitive digital video landscape. This book covers the entire gamut: basic setup using cloth, panels, cardboard or paint and a digital camera; broadcast TV hardware switchers; professional HD and major motion picture compositing; and multiple-colored screen composites (background, foregrounds, and objects). A bonus DVD includes sample video footage, project files and sample software where applicable. Green screen technology, or chroma keying, is the process of filming live actors in front of a green background so that another background can be replaced during post-production Explains how this process enables computer-generated characters to be placed on top of live-action footage, as was done with Gollum in The Lord of the Rings triology Describes tools and techniques that have been used in real-world production environmentsWhether on a shoestring budget or working with high-end HD system, the step-by-step instruction can save you time and money.
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Book details

List price: $33.99
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Limited
Publication date: 3/12/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 7.75" wide x 10.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.332
Language: English

Exploring the Process
Chroma Keying & Compositing Defined
Digital Keying Concepts
Basic Shooting Setups
Basic Compositing Techniques
Simple Setups on a Budget
Green Screens in Live Broadcast
How the Pros Do It
Setting the Scene
Choosing the Right Keying Process for Your Project
Proper Lighting Techniques
Matching the Subjects to the Intended Background
Camera Lenses & Angles Examined
Storyboarding and Directing Your Talent
Interacting with the Background and Objects
Compositing the Footage
Getting a Great Key
Color Balancing the Subject and Background
Fixing Problem Shots
Working with Virtual Sets
Motion Tracking and Matchmoving
Complex Composite Keys
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