Green Screen Production Master Class Learn By Video
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Green Screen Production Master Class Learn By Video

A guide to lighting, shooting, and compositing with green screens
4.6 (10 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
110 students enrolled
Created by Peachpit Press
Last updated 10/2013
English
Price: $35
30-Day Money-Back Guarantee
Includes:
  • 3.5 hours on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Proper Lighting and Camera Set-up
  • Planning the Shoot
  • Software Options
  • Compositing Footage
  • Designing the Corporate Green Screen Studio
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Requirements
  • Video camera, Lighting, Green Screen
Description

Master essential green screen skills! This focused workshop provides three hours of high-quality video training on shooting green screen and covers everything from setup to producing the shoot to compositing the footage. Author, trainer, and production/compositing expert Jeff Foster starts by introducing you to various concepts and explains how to create the right green screen scenario for your needs. Then, you’ll learn how to set up your background and talent, work with lighting and scopes, explore virtual sets, use helpful iPad apps, and composite the footage.

Who is the target audience?
  • Users who want to learn how to use and set up a green screen
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Curriculum For This Course
52 Lectures
03:18:55
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Keying and Matte Extraction Overview
6 Lectures 25:10

This video is an overview of the course.

Introduction
01:39

Before you can truly understand how green and blue screen compositing works, you need to understand the origins of compositing and the technology behind it. In this video, we'll start with the early days of compositing and work our way up to current-day practices and techniques.

How Color Difference Matting Works: A Brief History
09:21

In this video we'll look at the many methods for creating mattes and masks, including both hardware and software methods.

Preview 04:28

Live broadcasts use hardware to create the composites used for news, weather, and sportscasts. In this video you'll see some examples of this technique in action and learn about affordable solutions for smaller venues.

Live Broadcast Green Screen with Hardware Keyers
04:04

In this lesson we'll take a tour of a typical small green screen studio and explore how the built-in lights work with the green screen and the subjects.

A Video Tour of a Typical Green Screen Studio
01:49

This video takes an in-depth look at the green screen compositing VFX of a professional TV production, with plenty of before-and-afters and video clips from the epic, award-winning HBO miniseries "John Adams."

HBO's "John Adams": Professional Green Screen Compositing
03:49
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Green and Blue Screen Materials
6 Lectures 28:09

In this lesson you'll get a brief overview of the various green and blue screen materials and processes available for you to choose from.

Green/Blue Screen Materials and Processes
04:11

In this live video we'll take an in-depth look at various green screen materials available, from paint and fabric to affordable pop-up screens (and how to fold them back up when you're finished!).

A Live Video Guide to Green Screen Materials
06:57

This quick video will show you how to create and set up a simple PVC frame for your portable green screen material.

Setting Up a Portable Green Screen Frame
03:26

This lesson explores the difference between shooting with green and blue screen backgrounds, both technically and creatively. We'll also consider the special issues raised by shooting with today's HD digital camcorders.

Preview 06:41

This new technology has its place but isn't necessarily the best green screen to use regularly. Nonetheless, in this video we'll take a few minutes to look at how the Reflecmedia LED front-projection green screen system works.

The Reflecmedia LED Front-Projection System
02:55

The best light you can use to give a natural appearance to your subjects is outdoors...and it's free! In this lesson you'll see how to make the best use of outdoor light and how to control the lighting on your subjects using both green and blue portable screens.

Using Portable Pop-Up Screens Lit by the Sun
03:59
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Proper Lighting and Camera Setup
8 Lectures 23:30

Before you start any project, you need to know how you're going to light the green screen for the effects you're trying to achieve. In this lesson you'll get some great examples of various lighting setups to consider.

Basic Lighting Setups and Positioning
08:44

Before you can hope to get a green screen lit properly, you need to white balance your camera to match the light that you're shooting with. This quick setup step will save you lots of headache in compositing!

Setting White Balance
01:16

To properly light your green screen and set up your camera, you need to use a scope to measure the color balance and amount of light across the screen. In this video you'll see how to use Adobe OnLocation on a laptop to do this and how to set up your camera to work with it.

Using a Scope to Measure Your Green Screen Exposures
03:35

Once you've set up your lighting, white balanced your camera, and scoped the screen, you can return your camera to its functioning HD settings again and rely on the 70% zebra on your monitor to guide you the rest of the way.

Setting the 70% Zebra on Your Camera
01:57

In this video we'll look at the difference between different combinations of materials and lighting as they read on the scope. This helps to illustrate just how important it is to use the right color for your backdrop.

Comparing Materials and Light Combinations on the Scope
01:10

In this lesson you'll see how to use the scope to measure the lighting from portable Kino Flo lights on the green screen. This really demonstrates their effectiveness with the Composite Components screen material.

Adjusting Kino Flo Portable Lights and Using the Scope
01:34

When you need to be sure your green screen is measuring correctly but you don't have the best backdrop material, then adding green Kino Flo tubes may be the answer! You'll see how to use them in this video.

Using Colored Lights to Reduce Light and Correct Screen Issues
03:16

Once the green screen is set, lit and scoped, it's time to start lighting your subject, taking care to match the lighting to your intended composited background. This video offers some recommendations.

Lighting the Foreground Subjects for Your Intended Composite
01:58
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Planning the Shoot
4 Lectures 16:19

In this lesson we'll look at using sketches and previsualization animatics to set up your action shots. We'll also take a look at Wacom's new tool called the "Inkling," which eliminates the need to scan your hand-drawn storyboards!

Storyboards and Animatics
03:05

When shooting for VFX production, it's important to know all of your shot angles and maximize your lighting, crew and location. In this video you'll get a behind-the-scenes look at a real green-screen production for the award-winning web series "Dead End City," created and directed by Jeff Varga.

On-Set Direction for Best Results in Post
05:50

This video looks at a couple of fine points that are worth knowing about: working with props in a green-screen environment and using two-color screens.

Props and Two-Color Screens
04:37

If your subject needs to make contact with the green screen, you will have some additional considerations to deal with. This video tells you what you need to keep in mind.

Contact with the Green Screen
02:47
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Professional and DIY Lighting Setups
7 Lectures 30:05

In this video you'll be introduced to some of the great portable lighting options available from Kino Flo – ranging from their Diva 401s to the BarFly series – and see how effective they are in lighting a portable green screen and your subject.

Pro Lighting with Kino Flos
02:47

This video shot live in the studio demonstrates some simple creative lighting techniques using the Kino Flo portable lights on a model.

Positioning Portable Lights for Creative Lighting Effects
06:19

This live video will show you how to use tracking markers on your green screen to simulate a handheld shot when you composite your footage.

Adding Tracking Markers to Green Screen
02:41

In this video you'll see how to build your own 500W low-voltage soft box for under $100. This design can be made either rigid or portable with just a few simple modifications. (Part 1 of 2)

Building the Portable "NanoSoftBox" 500-Watt Light (Part 1)
06:37

In this video you'll see how to build your own 500W low-voltage soft box for under $100. This design can be made either rigid or portable with just a few simple modifications. (Part 2 of 2)

Building the Portable "NanoSoftBox" 500-Watt Light (Part 2)
07:41

In this lesson you'll see how to create a smaller low-voltage light design that's portable and really simple but versatile.

Building Variations of Portable Lights
01:18

In this lesson you'll see how to create a smaller low-voltage light design that's portable and really simple but versatile.

Using Homemade Lights with a Green Screen
02:42
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Software Options
4 Lectures 15:14

In this video we'll take a tour of the standalone software application VeeScope Live, which lets you composite either on the fly or in post-production.

VeeScopeLive: Affordable Live Keying Software
03:06

Conduit 2.0 from dvGarage is an amazing standalone software compositor. In this lesson we'll go through the demo video and explore the somewhat complicated process of working with Conduit 2.0.

The Conduit 2.0 Compositing Suite
03:19

Boris's Continuum Complete AE 8 (BCC AE 8) is the latest collection in their ongoing VFX plug-in series. In this video you'll see how the Chroma Key filter works in After Effects CS5.5.

The Boris Continuum Complete AE 8
03:45

In this lesson you'll see how the Keylight effect that's included with After Effects works on somewhat difficult footage with motion blur.

The Keylight Effect in After Effects
05:04
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Working with Virtual Sets
5 Lectures 14:51

In this video you'll see how a top-of-the-line hardware compositor like Ultimatte works with virtual environments in real time.

Using Ultimatte Hardware in Real Time
02:15

The NewTek Tricast with Liveset gives pretty amazing results on a budget. You'll get an overview of its capabilities in this video demonstration.

Using NewTek TriCaster 850 with LiveSet
01:49

In this video we'll take a tour of VirtualSets.com's preconstructed 3D sets. You'll get a few examples of footage created with these sets and see how they can work in your production.

Working with Preconstructed 3D Sets (VirtualSet.com)
02:27

PhotonCraft.com is one example of a source for 3D models, sets, and designs that you can find online. In this video you'll see a couple examples of these sets in action.

Building Your Own 3D Sets (PhotonCraft.com)
03:12

Simulated camera moves can add a lot of pizzazz to a shot. In this lesson you'll learn some techniques for creating camera moves in After Effects.

Creating Simulated Camera Moves in Post
05:08
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Compositing Footage
3 Lectures 13:08

In this video you'll see how to use Keylight in After Effects to not only get a good key, but also use color correction features to match the foreground and background plates.

Using Keylight to Color-Correct the Foreground to Match the Background
02:55

Making a composite look believable takes more than just color matching. In this lesson you'll learn how to simulate a simple "rack focus" between foreground and background plates in this video.

Matching Foreground to Background Plates with Rack Focus
06:28

In this project, we'll create a simulated retro film effect on the foreground and background layers using multiple effects and layer styles.

Modifying Layers for Effect
03:45
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Fixing Problem Green Screen Shots
3 Lectures 12:09

At some point you're probably going to find yourself dealing with green screen footage that has been incorrectly lit. In this video you'll learn a useful technique for dealing with this problem.

Fixing Poorly Lit Green Screen Footage
03:14

Underexposed green screen is a common issue, and in this video we'll look at the best ways of correcting this.

Compensating for Underexposure
05:34

Sometimes you get poorly shot green or blue screen footage where the subject is too close to the colored background and a colored light spill is bounced back on them. In this lesson, we'll look at how to approach this and correct the problem even in the worst-case scenarios.

Correcting Difficult Spill
03:21
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Designing the Corporate Green Screen Studio
4 Lectures 15:02

Walk through an existing small corporate video production studio and point out lighting/grid changes, where to hang the green screen and discuss material options and where to get them.

Planning the studio
05:08

Installing screen support/hardware, moving model lights and setting up screen lights. Installing screen and checking installation.

Setting up the studio
03:50

Using a scope to adjust the lights on the screen

Scoping the lights on the screen
03:02

Doing a test shoot with a live model and testing the composite with a software compositor.

Test shoot with the green screen and live model
03:02
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