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Camera & Lighting Techniques 3: Compositing
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Camera & Lighting Techniques 3: Compositing

Learn how to create your own multi layered video image utilizing a green screen backdrop.


In this workshop, Lighting Designer Rick Siegel will teach you how to create your own multi layered video image utilizing a green screen backdrop. A basic interview camera and lighting set-up will be utilized to illustrate various techniques. You will also learn to process "comps" using "Chroma Key" based hardware and software. By the end of this course, you will have gained the know-how to create your own compelling composite images. 

Topics include:

  • What is the matting process all about?
    • History of the traveling matte
  • Why use a composite image?
    • What do you want to show to the viewing audience?
    • Identifying the specific intent of the final image
  • Definition of the composite image
    • Determining how many picture elements or layers will be used for the desired effect
  • Camera, sensor and lens choice
    • Quiet image / noise
    • Recording CODEC (compression / decompression)
    • Lens choice and perspective
  • Lighting
    • Matching background image
    • Not matching background image
  • Applications to create the composite imagery on set and in post


Who Should Attend

Who Should Attend

  • DPs
  • Lighting designers


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