Visual Special Effects

Create Video Magic for Film, TV, and Online Video
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  • Lectures 9
  • Contents Video: 36 mins
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  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 10/2013 English

Course Description

This course creates the solid foundation providing video, film, and TV producers the understanding of special effects using Green Screen or Chroma Key technology.

The course is a narrated presentation.

Students will be presented with resources that they can use in their workplace or at home.

What are the requirements?

  • internet access

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Know how green screen special effects work
  • Be able to simulate a video with special effects using animation
  • Have resources for green screen special effects that are free

What is the target audience?

  • Film producers
  • TV producers
  • Video producers
  • Hobby video producer

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Curriculum

Section 1: Introduction
04:52

Visual Special Effects for video, film, and TV are put in place as part of a post-production process. The physical video is worked on after filming. This book and course serve as a solid foundation to understand how visual special effects work. In our discussion, when the word “video” is used, we are referring any video content seen on TV, film, on the web, Netflix, Amazon, DVD, etc. The word “video” will be an all inclusive word for any type of visual content.

Section 2: Green Screen Special Effects and Chroma Key
04:19

Our background will be a still image where the subject will be placed in front. Backgrounds should have nice colors and a variety of colors. Backgrounds of an inside scene is more realistic as it would match the subject that most likely would be recorded inside in front of a green screen. A background of a beach would awkward if it is obvious that the subject’s lighting appears indoors due to recording inside in front of a green screen.

05:01

The subject is photographed in front of a bright green wall or bright green curtain. The green color is later removed by computer.

04:53

Chroma Key is the technical term associated with the visual green screen effects. It is seen commonly for weather forecast broadcasts.

2 questions

This quiz gives an understanding of Chroma Key

Section 3: Animation
05:01

We have talked about placing a subject with transparent surrounding in front of a background. Animated motion is done by changing the subject image position or using alternate image.

02:22

Your presentation or PowerPoint will have several slides that will have the position of the subject in different locations. Going from one slide to the next, you’ll have the impression that the subject is moving from one location to another. The slides will be combined into a video with a dissolve transition between slides to give it a basic animation of movement.

01:59

We have spent a lot of time talking about the visual special effects for your video. What about the audio? In animation, audio is recorded separately. With motion video recording, the audio is recorded at the same time. The recording of the animation can be made in a variety of ways.

1 question

This is a quiz on audio resources for your animation

Section 4: Resources
04:22

Here are resources you can take advantage of

Section 5: Conclusion
03:12

We conclude with an overview of what has been learned

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Instructor Biography

Professor David Ewen, Forest Academy

David K. Ewen, M.Ed. is a touring professor of multimedia technologies and publicity.    He has been lecturing in the seven states of New York and New England since 2004.   Professor Ewen has been an author, speaker, talk show host, film director, record producer, and publicist since the 1990's.  

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