The Green Screen Handbook: Real-World Production Techniques / Edition 1

The Green Screen Handbook: Real-World Production Techniques / Edition 1

by Jeff Foster
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0470521074

ISBN-13: 9780470521076

Pub. Date: 03/22/2010

Publisher: Wiley

Bring Reality and Fantasy Together with Cinematic Results

If you want to make movies with green screen compositing technology, The Green Screen Handbook is just for you. This unique guide is a comprehensive how-to of professional production techniques, step-by-step instruction, and tips that can save you time and money. Learn when to use green screens instead

Overview

Bring Reality and Fantasy Together with Cinematic Results

If you want to make movies with green screen compositing technology, The Green Screen Handbook is just for you. This unique guide is a comprehensive how-to of professional production techniques, step-by-step instruction, and tips that can save you time and money. Learn when to use green screens instead of blue, find out how the pros operate in professional studios, and get amazing results—even on a shoestring budget.

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470521076
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
03/22/2010
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
7.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword.

Introduction.

Part 1 Exploring the Matting Process.

Chapter 1 Mattes and Compositing Defined.

Chapter 2 Digital Matting Methods and Tools.

Chapter 3 Basic Shooting Setups.

Chapter 4 Basic Compositing Techniques.

Chapter 5 Simple Setups on a Budget.

Chapter 6 Green Screens in Live Broadcasts.

Chapter 7 How the Pros Do It.

Part 2 Setting the Scene.

Chapter 8 Choosing the Right Matting Process for Your Project.

Chapter 9 Proper Lighting Techniques.

Chapter 10 Matching Your Subjects to the Background.

Chapter 11 Digital Cameras and Camcorders.

Chapter 12 Storyboarding and Directing Your Talent.

Chapter 13 Interacting with the Background and Objects.

Part 3 Compositing the Footage.

Chapter 14 Getting a Great Matte.

Chapter 15 Color Balancing the Subject and Background.

Chapter 16 Fixing Problem Green Screen Shots.

Chapter 17 Working with Virtual Sets.

Chapter 18 Motion Tracking and Matchmoving.

Chapter 19 Complex Composites.

Appendix A Products and Services Mentioned in This Book.

Appendix B About the Companion DVD.

Index.

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