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Bluescreen Compositing

A Practical Guide for Video & Moviemaking, 1st Edition

By John Jackman


243 pages

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Master the art and technique of blue and greenscreen compositing with this comprehensive how-to course in creating effective and realistic composited scenes in video formats. You get clear, understandable explanations of the different types of keying techniques and how they work, including real-world examples and tutorials. Topics include setting up a greenscreen studio, how to light the screen effectively, how to light the talent or foreground material, and matching lighting to the composited background plate. Complete tutorials of each of the major software keyers walk you through the process for creating a clean and accurate composite.

Table of Contents

The Basics: How Compositing Works; Types of Keying Processes; Simple Compositing Solutions; Setting Up a Studio; Lighting for Blue & Green Screen; Costuming and Design for Blue & Green Screen; Format Problems; Creating the Plates; Post Problems; Hardware Keyers; Software Keyers and Tutorials; Creating New Visions

About the Author

John Jackman is an award-winning independent director and producer who has been involved in dramatic and video production since the mid-seventies. Widely regarded as an authority on digital production techniques, John has been a contributing editor to DV Magazine, and has taught workshops for NAB, the American Film Institute (AFI), Digital Video Expo, the Library of Congress, along with various film schools, colleges, and university programs.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PERFORMING ARTS / Film & Video / General
PERFORMING ARTS / Film & Video / Direction & Production
PERFORMING ARTS / Film & Video / Screenwriting