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Color Balancing the Subject and Background

Jeff Foster

Jeff Foster has been producing traditional and digital images, animation, motion graphics, and visual effects for digital video and film for over 25 years. Some of his clients include Tribune Broadcasting, Deluxe Digital, Nestlé, USAF, FAA, FOX Television, Spike TV, Discovery/TLC, Universal Studios, and Disney. He has also written and contributed to several After Effects and Photoshop books, conducted training seminars, and been a featured speaker at several national conferences such as Macworld, Photoshop World, AdobeMAX, and NAB. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Green Screen Handbook : Real-World Production Techniques

Focal Press, 2015

Book

... Subject and Background No matter how great the matte is that you get from your green screen shots, if the colors of the foreground subjects don’t blend well with the background, then it will look like you’ve shot those subjects...

Basic Shooting Setups

Jeff Foster

Jeff Foster has been producing traditional and digital images, animation, motion graphics, and visual effects for digital video and film for over 25 years. Some of his clients include Tribune Broadcasting, Deluxe Digital, Nestlé, USAF, FAA, FOX Television, Spike TV, Discovery/TLC, Universal Studios, and Disney. He has also written and contributed to several After Effects and Photoshop books, conducted training seminars, and been a featured speaker at several national conferences such as Macworld, Photoshop World, AdobeMAX, and NAB. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Green Screen Handbook : Real-World Production Techniques

Focal Press, 2015

Book

... The foundational elements for shooting all green screen setups are the materials used and the lighting of the background and the foreground subjects, including how these elements are positioned in relation to each other. Using...

Simple Setups on a Budget

Jeff Foster

Jeff Foster has been producing traditional and digital images, animation, motion graphics, and visual effects for digital video and film for over 25 years. Some of his clients include Tribune Broadcasting, Deluxe Digital, Nestlé, USAF, FAA, FOX Television, Spike TV, Discovery/TLC, Universal Studios, and Disney. He has also written and contributed to several After Effects and Photoshop books, conducted training seminars, and been a featured speaker at several national conferences such as Macworld, Photoshop World, AdobeMAX, and NAB. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Green Screen Handbook : Real-World Production Techniques

Focal Press, 2015

Book

... S ure, you can get great results when you have access to tens of thousands of dollars worth of gear, but what if you have limited gear and practically no budget? Can you get reasonable, usable results without expensive studio lighting,...

Digital Cameras and Camcorders

Jeff Foster

Jeff Foster has been producing traditional and digital images, animation, motion graphics, and visual effects for digital video and film for over 25 years. Some of his clients include Tribune Broadcasting, Deluxe Digital, Nestlé, USAF, FAA, FOX Television, Spike TV, Discovery/TLC, Universal Studios, and Disney. He has also written and contributed to several After Effects and Photoshop books, conducted training seminars, and been a featured speaker at several national conferences such as Macworld, Photoshop World, AdobeMAX, and NAB. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Green Screen Handbook : Real-World Production Techniques

Focal Press, 2015

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... and Camcorders No matter how well you’ve set up your green screen studio with the proper background materials and lighting, if you shoot with inferior gear, then it’s all for naught. For truly clean green or blue screen footage, you...

Complex Composites

Jeff Foster

Jeff Foster has been producing traditional and digital images, animation, motion graphics, and visual effects for digital video and film for over 25 years. Some of his clients include Tribune Broadcasting, Deluxe Digital, Nestlé, USAF, FAA, FOX Television, Spike TV, Discovery/TLC, Universal Studios, and Disney. He has also written and contributed to several After Effects and Photoshop books, conducted training seminars, and been a featured speaker at several national conferences such as Macworld, Photoshop World, AdobeMAX, and NAB. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Green Screen Handbook : Real-World Production Techniques

Focal Press, 2015

Book

... M ost of the green screen or blue screen matte extractions that you encounter will be simple and straightforward, needing only to key out a single colored background and replace it with background footage or a virtual set. However...

Storyboarding and Directing Your Talent

Jeff Foster

Jeff Foster has been producing traditional and digital images, animation, motion graphics, and visual effects for digital video and film for over 25 years. Some of his clients include Tribune Broadcasting, Deluxe Digital, Nestlé, USAF, FAA, FOX Television, Spike TV, Discovery/TLC, Universal Studios, and Disney. He has also written and contributed to several After Effects and Photoshop books, conducted training seminars, and been a featured speaker at several national conferences such as Macworld, Photoshop World, AdobeMAX, and NAB. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Green Screen Handbook : Real-World Production Techniques

Focal Press, 2015

Book

... Your Talent B efore you take the ideas in your head and just start shooting footage, it’s very important that you fi rst create a story- board of your project. This will be a visual guide—a map of sorts—that will allow you...

“Bite the Dust”

Murray Pomerance

Murray Pomerance is an independent scholar living in Toronto, Canada. He is the editor of the Techniques of the Moving Image series and the Horizons of Cinema series, and co-editor, with Lester D. Friedman and Adrienne L. McLean respectively, of the Screen Decades and Star Decades series. Pomerance has written, edited and co-edited several books, including Virtuoso: Film Performance and the Actor’s Magic (2019), A Dream of Hitchcock (2019), Cinema, If You Please (2018), Moment of Action (2016), Alfred Hitchcock's America (2013), The Horse who Drank the Sky: Film Experience beyond Narrative and Theory (2008), and two BFI Classics on Marnie (2014) and The Man Who Knew Too Much (2016). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Film Cheat : Screen Artifice and Viewing Pleasure

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

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...When the action gets swift the body almost always disappears. The editor’s problem when the story launches into a hot-blooded pursuit, a precipitous dangle, a fight, a horseback chase, an extra-vehicular activity, the climbing...

Matching Your Subjects to the Background

Jeff Foster

Jeff Foster has been producing traditional and digital images, animation, motion graphics, and visual effects for digital video and film for over 25 years. Some of his clients include Tribune Broadcasting, Deluxe Digital, Nestlé, USAF, FAA, FOX Television, Spike TV, Discovery/TLC, Universal Studios, and Disney. He has also written and contributed to several After Effects and Photoshop books, conducted training seminars, and been a featured speaker at several national conferences such as Macworld, Photoshop World, AdobeMAX, and NAB. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Green Screen Handbook : Real-World Production Techniques

Focal Press, 2015

Book

... to the Background Are you planning your green screen shoot with an intended background in mind? Do you have a virtual set that you must try to match your subjects to, or are you going to create your background to match the shots you...

Behind the Camera Behind

Murray Pomerance

Murray Pomerance is an independent scholar living in Toronto, Canada. He is the editor of the Techniques of the Moving Image series and the Horizons of Cinema series, and co-editor, with Lester D. Friedman and Adrienne L. McLean respectively, of the Screen Decades and Star Decades series. Pomerance has written, edited and co-edited several books, including Virtuoso: Film Performance and the Actor’s Magic (2019), A Dream of Hitchcock (2019), Cinema, If You Please (2018), Moment of Action (2016), Alfred Hitchcock's America (2013), The Horse who Drank the Sky: Film Experience beyond Narrative and Theory (2008), and two BFI Classics on Marnie (2014) and The Man Who Knew Too Much (2016). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Film Cheat : Screen Artifice and Viewing Pleasure

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

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...The optical printer was developed by Linwood Dunn. Taken at its most essential, it is a pair of devices fixed near one another in absolute registration within a solid, metallic frame structure. One of these is a standard camera, typically...

Choosing the Right Matting Process for Your Project

Jeff Foster

Jeff Foster has been producing traditional and digital images, animation, motion graphics, and visual effects for digital video and film for over 25 years. Some of his clients include Tribune Broadcasting, Deluxe Digital, Nestlé, USAF, FAA, FOX Television, Spike TV, Discovery/TLC, Universal Studios, and Disney. He has also written and contributed to several After Effects and Photoshop books, conducted training seminars, and been a featured speaker at several national conferences such as Macworld, Photoshop World, AdobeMAX, and NAB. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Green Screen Handbook : Real-World Production Techniques

Focal Press, 2015

Book

... Process for Your Project I’ve developed this entire part of the book ( Chapters 8 – 13) to both integrate the information that directly relates to your specific project needs and help prepare you for shooting and compositing your...