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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

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... 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

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... 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

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... 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...

Presence and Presentation

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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...For a breath, let us return to Jamie on the balcony with that slowly passing B51, “Cadillac of the sky!!!” It is plain enough that a passing aircraft is being presented, that is, shown to a character and in such a way that it is also shown...

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...

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

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... 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

Book

... 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...