Green screen video or chroma key is a technique used in movies and TV that allows you to substitute a color (usually green or blue) with an image or video of your selection. It’s very useful when you are not able to film the subject in the desired scene.
When creating green screen video to apply a chroma key effect to your footage, the goal is to obtain a perfectly lit image an to accomplish that, the green or blue screen background must be evenly lit so that it’s easier to key it out. Then, you can procced to place the subject far from the green screen enough so that you can light them separately and avoid the “green spill” that looks so unprofessional.
Once you have the footage, you can select the image that will be used as background. In some cases, you can use a graphic package made specially to fit your framing. However, if you need to use a real image to place behind the subject, you should produce it while keeping your footage in mind: shoot pictures while placing the camera in a similar position and with a lighting that matches the way you lit the subject, use the same lenses and focal lenghts… all of this to manage to have the character to integrate in the background in the best way possible so that it looks like the subject was actually shot in that environment.
Green screen video is an effective and economic solution if you make it keeping in mind all thes aspects, and when it’s not done properly can give you as a result a video with an unrealistic aesthetic that goes against the goal pursued in the video production.
LaserLion Productions is an green screen video production company based in Downtown Orlando specialized in event video production services serving companies in Orlando, Tampa, and the entire Central Florida area, as well as Puerto Rico, California, and New York.
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