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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

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

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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...

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...

Basic Compositing Techniques

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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... Techniques The world of compositing has definitely changed over the past half century. From traveling matte film systems to modern-day green screen and roto masking done on a laptop, they all use similar concepts to produce...

Green Screens in Live Broadcasts

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

... Live Broadcasts We’ve all watched the TV news and seen the large weather maps that the meteorologist stands in front of while delivering the evening’s weather forecast. It’s no mystery that they’ve been doing this in front of blue...

Getting a Great Matte

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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... G etting a great matte depends on many production factors, all of which I’ve covered previously in the book: lighting setup, screen background, camera and lens, subject staging, shadows and reflections, and so on. Garbage in equals...

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

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... 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...