Mar 11, 2010

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Effective Use of the Green Screen

Effective Use of the Green Screen

The arrival of satellite TV has seen the virtual explosion of TV channels, broadcasters, production homes and content producers. The reason being because satellite TV and direct to home platforms have indeed pushed the frontiers of TV broadcasting beyond all conceivable boundaries and onto a worldwide scale. It is no wonder that TV networks across the globe utilize the utilization of a Green screen.

One of the common methods that are utilized in TV program production is that of using a Green screen in the background of the studio where a particular programme is being shot. This is an element of the technique of chroma key which deals in particular with the removal of certain images in the background of the shot and superimposing this with some other image, which is better for the production. For example, one can use a screen that’s green in colour behind a broadcaster who is reading out the weather stories. When viewers watch the programme, the green or blue screen as the case might be is replaced with a weather map or scenes of certain cities or satellite photographs being shown instead.

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