Focal Press Book: The Green Screen Handbook: Real-World Production Techniques (2nd Edition, Hardcover)

Focal Press Book: The Green Screen Handbook: Real-World Production Techniques (2nd Edition, Hardcover)

Focal Press Book: The Green Screen Handbook: Real-World Production Techniques (2nd Edition, Hardcover)

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  • Author: Jeff Foster
  • Hardcover: 418 Pages
  • Publisher: Focal Press
  • Date Published: August 2015
  • ISBN: 9781138171176
  • How-to Guide for Green Screen Work
  • Covers Lighting, Talent, Virtual Sets
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The Green Screen Handbook - Real-World Production Techniques, 2nd Edition is a hardcover 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

About the Author
Part I: Exploring the Matting Process

  • Chapter 1 Mattes and Compositing Defined
  • Chapter 2 Digital Matting Methods and Tools
  • Chapter 3 Basic Shooting Setups
  • Chapter 4 Basic Compositing Techniques
  • Chapter 5 Simple Setups on a Budget
  • Chapter 6 Green Screens in Live Broadcasts
  • Chapter 7 How the Pros Do It

Part II: Setting the Scene

  • Chapter 8 Choosing the Right Matting Process for Your Project
  • Chapter 9 Proper Lighting Techniques
  • Chapter 10 Matching Your Subjects to the Background
  • Chapter 11 Digital Cameras and Camcorders
  • Chapter 12 Storyboarding and Directing Your Talent
  • Chapter 13 Interacting with the Background and Objects

Part III: Compositing the Footage

  • Chapter 14 Getting a Great Matte
  • Chapter 15 Color Balancing the Subject and Background
  • Chapter 16 Fixing Problem Green Screen Shots
  • Chapter 17 Working with Virtual Sets
  • Chapter 18 Motion Tracking and Matchmoving
  • Chapter 19 Complex Composites

Appendix A
Appendix B

Table of Contents
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Subject Comprehensive how-to manual for using green screen effectively.
Publisher Focal Press
Author Jeff Foster
Edition 2nd
Format Hardcover
Pages 418
ISBN Number 9781138171176
Date Published August 2015
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