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Mattes and Compositing Defined

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

... Defined Since the beginning of motion pictures, filmmakers have strived to create a world of fantasy by combining live action and visual effects of some kind. Whether it was Georges Méliès’ ground-breaking work in the silent film...

Digital Matting Methods and Tools

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

... and Tools In today’s video and film production market, various matte color options, lighting options, and hardware and software solutions help you create a digital matte. What is the best solution for your particular production...

Fixing Problem Green Screen Shots

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

... Screen Shots Sometimes things go wrong. What if you didn’t follow instructions in the previous chapters and recorded something poorly lit? What if someone walks off the green background for a few frames? Well, it probably wasn’t your...

Motion Tracking and Matchmoving

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

... Matchmoving M any times, you’ll need to incorporate your green screen subjects into an environment that is moving—either because of handheld camera shake or a panning/zooming camera shot; or if the environment was professionally shot...

Working with Virtual Sets

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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... V irtual sets are digitally created scenes into which you can composite matted subjects. In most cases, they’re computer-generated 3D studios, such as you see on the evening news and special programming on CNN, F ox News, 60...

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

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... 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

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...

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

Book

... 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...

Editing Effects Software to Make Your Video Sing

Michael Fitzer

Michael Fitzer is an Emmy award-winning commercial and documentary writer/ producer. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Videomaker Guide to Video Production

Focal Press, 2013

Book

... Editing Effects Software to Make Your Video Sing M ichael F itzer Figure 50-1 W hile dissolves and fades that are inher- to otherwise marginal productions. In ent to just about any editing software this chapter we’ll cover the vast...