Mar 22, 2010

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Green Screen Studios: Do It Yourself

Green Screen Studios: Do It Yourself

Did you know the easy way that film directors manage to form stunning visuals on screen which you would never, for the life of you, see naturally in real life? They make use of green screen studios to achieve the effect. What is green screening? Green screening is known by lots of other names. Some of those names include chroma keying, blue screening or color-keying.

It is naturally safe to assume that green screen studios make use of green screening or chroma keying to achieve the specified effect. Green Screening is a technique used in video production whereby a background will be superimposed onto another background so that the foreground image will be seen with the new background. How does it work? Let us take for example the entire process of shooting a video. You’ve got your subject to perform whatever actions you need in front of a green screen.

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Mar 18, 2010

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Green Screen Studios LA: Unlimited Possibilites

Green Screen Studios LA: Unlimited Possibilites

With the wide ranging capacities of special effects crews, you can conjure up almost anything that you would like to. Yesterday, I was watching a picture where the actor was crouching on the side of a driveway, trying to escape from the enemy who was pursuing him. I wouldn’t have, for an instant, imagined that the full scene was shot in a green screen studio LA. The effect was so pragmatic that I could almost feel the discomfort that the actor was feeling, making an attempt to sit still in the midst of rats running all around him with the worst of the creepy crawlies out to get at him and masses more.

Similarly, I have always questioned how it was possible for men in uniform to be filmed during these grand action sequences. I am not talking about real life action, but remakes of that certain kind of army action; something that we do not frequently see all the time. I keep considering how the cameraman could get so close as to see the expression on the faces of these men, trying hard to progress and quell the fantastical demonic armed forces that were approaching. Now, I understand that these men never went anywhere near a battlefield. The whole thing was shot in a green screen studio LA.

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