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Bluescreen Compositing

A Practical Guide for Video & Moviemaking

By John Jackman

  1. ISBN: 9781578202836
  2. Publication Date: April 2007
  3. Format: Paperback
  4. Pages: 248
  5. Price:
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Description

Master the art and technique of blue and greenscreen compositing with this comprehensive how-to course in creating effective and realistic composited scenes in video formats. You get clear, understandable explanations of the different types of keying techniques and how they work, including real-world examples and tutorials. Topics include setting up a greenscreen studio, how to light the screen effectively, how to light the talent or foreground material, and matching lighting to the composited background plate. Complete tutorials of each of the major software keyers walk you through the process for creating a clean and accurate composite.

Author Bio

John Jackman is an award-winning independent director and producer who has been involved in dramatic and video production since the mid-seventies. Widely regarded as an authority on digital production techniques, John has been a contributing editor to DV Magazine, and has taught workshops for NAB, the American Film Institute (AFI), Digital Video Expo, the Library of Congress, along with various film schools, colleges, and university programs.

Contents

The Basics: How Compositing Works; Types of Keying Processes; Simple Compositing Solutions; Setting Up a Studio; Lighting for Blue & Green Screen; Costuming and Design for Blue & Green Screen; Format Problems; Creating the Plates; Post Problems; Hardware Keyers; Software Keyers and Tutorials; Creating New Visions