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The Green Screen Handbook - Real-World Production Techniques, 2nd edition is a softcover book from Focal Press that describes the integral techniques required in preproduction, production, and postproduction for effective use of green screen backgrounds. Step-by-step instruction and time-saving tips cover matting and keying basics; lighting and digital camera essentials; setups with fabric, portable background panels and paint; broadcast TV hardware switchers; professional HD and major motion picture compositing; multi-colored screen composites; directing storyboards and talent; working with virtual sets; motion tracking; and much more.
Author Jeff Foster has been producing traditional and digital images, animation, motion graphics, and visual effects for digital video and film for over 25 years. 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.
2nd Edition Updates
Coverage of the latest digital camera technologies, lighting gear, and compositing and editing software
Advice on using apps for portable devices that will help you light and shoot better green screen
Examples and case studies of real-world green screen and compositing projects in film and television productions
An extensive companion website featuring downloadable project files and streaming video tutorials
Mattes and Compositing Defined Digital Matting Methods and Tools Basic Compositing Techniques Simple Setups on a Budget Green Screens in Live Broadcasts How the Pros Do It Choosing the Right Matting Process for Your Project Proper Lighting Techniques Matching Your Subjects to the Background Digital Cameras and Camcorders Storyboarding and Directing Your Talent Interacting with the Background and Objects Getting a Great Matte Color Balancing the Subject and Background Fixing Problem Green Screen Shots Working with Virtual Sets Complex Composites Motion Tracking and Matchmoving
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Comprehensive how-to manual for using green screen effectively.