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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

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... 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

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... 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

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... 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...

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...

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

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... 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...

Simple Compositing

Morgan Paar

Morgan Paar is an adjunct professor of film/video production and post-production at Bronx Community College in New York City and an independent cinematographer and editor specializing in international documentary production. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Videomaker Guide to Video Production

Focal Press, 2013

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... Simple Compositing M organ P aar F igure 57-1 E veryone loves to be awed by movie magic, and you can bedazzle your audience using our simple compositing tips that reveal the secret of see-through layers. C ompositing...

How the Pros Do It

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

... H ow do the big visual effects (VFX) studios manage huge productions? What is it like to work at a professional VFX studio? What if you want to produce an independent film that rivals a big studio production? You may not be able...