Create otherworldly productions using real-world production techniques with The Green Screen Handbook

The Green Screen Handbook: Real-World Production Techniques covers the spectrum of green and blue screen production workflows of big studio productions, live TV broadcast, indie filmmakers, and small-budget student projects.

Not only does the book cover practical applications of lighting, staging, planning, shooting, and compositing in most any scenario, but it emphasizes the history of compositing and gives an overview of how real-world productions are produced. This will give you the benefit of learning not only the “hows” but also the “whys” of the entire production process. This book provides creative inspiration and serve as a reference for your productions for years to come.

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:

  • 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 (www.focalpress.com/cw/foster) featuring downloadable project files and streaming video tutorials

Author Bio:

Jeff Foster has been producing traditional and digital images, animation, motion graphics, and visual effects for digital video and film for over 25 years. Some of his clients include Tribune Broadcasting, Deluxe Digital, Nestlé, USAF, FAA, FOX Television, Spike TV, Discovery/TLC, Universal Studios, and Disney. 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.

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9781138780330 | $53.95 / £32.99 in paperback | November 2014

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Focal Press has been a leading publisher of Media Technology books for 75 years. We provide essential resources for professionals and students in many areas including: film and digital video production, photography, digital imaging, graphics, animation and new media, broadcast and media distribution technologies, music recording and production, mass communications, and theatre technology. For information about Focal Press visit www.focalpress.com.

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