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Bluescreen Compositing: A Practical Guide for Video & Moviemaking with DVD ROM (DV Expert)by John Jackman
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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. Written for the video professional, this book will introduce you to the arcane field of special effects compositing with clear explanations of the mechanics of the technology and the craft of creating a visual that "works" convincingly.
Learn how the different types of keying techniques work and get a practical understanding of the processes for:
* Motion and non-motion compositing solutions
* Setting up a chroma key studio
* Lighting techniques
* Costuming and art design for color-based compositing
* Reconciling different video color sample schemes
* Creating background plates and mattes
* Fixing it in post
* Live keying with a production switcher (SEG)
Detailed tutorials demonstrate the techniques for using each of the major software keyers. Software applications profiled include After Effects and Apple's Shake and other software that operate on Windows or Max OSX.
Video professionals can master the art and technique of blue and greenscreen compositing with this comprehensive how-to course. Detailed tutorials demonstrate the techniques for using each of the major software keyers. Software applications profiled include After Effects and Apple's Shake and other software that operate on Windows or Max OS X.
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.
* 4 color illustrations detail the art and technique of compositing
* Complete guide to studio set-up, keying and troubleshooting
* DVD packed with real-world examples and tutorial lessons
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.
Head of Inspirita Films and contributing editor to DV Magazine
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
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