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The Green Screen Handbook, Second Edition is a comprehensive how-to manual that walks you through the many integral techniques required in preproduction, production, and postproduction to use green screen effectively. Step-by-step instruction and time-saving tips cover matting and keying basics; lighting and digital camera essentials; setups using 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.
Additionally, this new edition has been updated to include:
You can’t afford to miss out! The Green Screen Handbook, Second Edition is a one-stop shop for all of your green screen solutions.
"This book has been my go-to source for many years before planning a green screen shoot. Jeff’s tips and tricks on lighting, background paint, material choices, codec choices, color space, and much more have helped me countless times. It’s a resource that I give to my own field staff as well as recommend to our Creative Cloud Pro Video customers for the best possible keying results in our Adobe Premiere Pro CC and Adobe After Effects CC applications."
- David K. Helmly, Adobe Systems, Inc, Sr. Manager Strategic Development Pro Video/Audio Americas
"This book isn’t a safety net. It teaches you how to work without one. This is very, very good, because—in the fast-paced world of production—nets aren’t often provided. Unless you’re very good at bouncing, I strongly suggest you read this book."
- Art Adams, Director of Photography, ProVideoCoalition.com, DVInfo.net
"This book is a must for any student wanting to work in VFX, as well as for camera operators and cinematographers who will most certainly work with 'greenscreen' at some point in their career."
- Wendy Laybourn, Network Nine News
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