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Greenscreening

Posted: Mon, 20th Dec 2004, 6:58am

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I am trying to do a christmas comedy and I used greenscreen for some scenes, trying to diguise that I have done it.

So here's my attempt at greenscreening.

UPDATE
: Reflection added to the dog, check the fourth picture.

Original Fottage:


Keyed into the scene:


Completed Scene:


Completed Scene with Dog Reflection:


Should I change something? What do you think about it?

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Posted: Mon, 20th Dec 2004, 7:04am

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to me it almost looks like its there, but if you see the kid's reflection its nearly invisible, so the dog's snould be nearly invisible, but thats just a very minor thing, at least i think so. It looks great. biggrin
Posted: Mon, 20th Dec 2004, 7:07am

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I think it looks pretty good. Maybe you could add some shadow and reflection using photoshop.
Posted: Mon, 20th Dec 2004, 7:29am

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That kid is Me. razz
Posted: Mon, 20th Dec 2004, 8:15am

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Just curious... whats making you go for the brown tint in your picture...
Posted: Mon, 20th Dec 2004, 10:08am

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cinematography wrote:

I think it looks pretty good. Maybe you could add some shadow and reflection using photoshop.
...or you could just do that in Chromanator, to save you switching programs. smile
Posted: Mon, 20th Dec 2004, 2:10pm

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Ok, I say everything is perfect. You are standing in an area of light, the dog is standing on an area of shadow, no reflection shoud be cast, hence the Christmas tree not casting th shadow. And I really like the grading.
Posted: Mon, 20th Dec 2004, 2:19pm

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Reflection and shadow are two very different things...

The Christmas tree is reflecting in the floor, it's just very diffuse so it's not immediately obvious.
Posted: Mon, 20th Dec 2004, 2:33pm

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I looked at it harder, and I still don't see it, but if he were to make a reflection, make it very very hard to see, because I could barely see the tree's.
Posted: Mon, 20th Dec 2004, 3:28pm

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I have added a reflection to the dog. Check it out, it's the bottom picture.
Posted: Mon, 20th Dec 2004, 5:53pm

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Good reflection! Just enough / not too much. One last thing needs work I think. The shadows. Take a look at the shadows under the person's feet. They're very dark right under the feet and then they falloff fast. Try to mimick that for the dog also and then I think you'll have a perfect picture.
Posted: Mon, 20th Dec 2004, 5:58pm

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Did anyone notice that it looks like his legs are broken or messed up because of the way the jeans bend. Thought that was interesting. The reflection is nice. Very suttle but effective.
Posted: Mon, 20th Dec 2004, 5:59pm

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I did notice that, pour Redhawksrymmer...
Posted: Mon, 20th Dec 2004, 6:01pm

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Very nicely done.

One question...why didn't you just film the dog in the room? smile
Posted: Mon, 20th Dec 2004, 6:04pm

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Don't think that was the point, or mabye some relatives that lives some other place made the clip of the dog biggrin
Posted: Mon, 20th Dec 2004, 6:55pm

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Tarn wrote:

why didn't you just film the dog in the room? smile
No, oh no, you beat me old tarny boy old fellow!

But anywhooo, nice keeying, can't complain.
...then there is always something I can find out to complain about.. wink
Your color correction is good looking, for an sad sad story, it's not christmasi enough!
I don't know if your story is infact a sad sad one, but since it's hopefully for bringing christmas spirit in to our hearts, it's not.

Action,drama,thriller movies CAN look like that, with punched up contrast.. but comedy, it just dosen't look like that.

think about it..
Posted: Mon, 20th Dec 2004, 7:50pm

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Andreas wrote:

Tarn wrote:

why didn't you just film the dog in the room? smile
No, oh no, you beat me old tarny boy old fellow!

But anywhooo, nice keeying, can't complain.
...then there is always something I can find out to complain about.. wink
Your color correction is good looking, for an sad sad story, it's not christmasi enough!
I don't know if your story is infact a sad sad one, but since it's hopefully for bringing christmas spirit in to our hearts, it's not.

Action,drama,thriller movies CAN look like that, with punched up contrast.. but comedy, it just dosen't look like that.

think about it..
Actually I'd have to say that, while a little dark, it is just kinda like old sepia tone, like an old memory or something. I can see something like that in slow motion with some sappy christmas song in the background...

but seriously...the dog...put...in...room...why?
Posted: Mon, 20th Dec 2004, 7:59pm

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He might actually be allergic...
Posted: Tue, 21st Dec 2004, 12:37am

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Mabye he needed the dog to act a certain way, and instead of having someone make it do something in the room and mess up the shot, he did it with greenscreen. That is a really good composite, and its hard to notice its fake if we didnt know.
Posted: Tue, 21st Dec 2004, 6:25am

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Rating: +4

Maybe the completed scene is going to look like this:
(which would be a little bit harder to do without the greenscreen)

Posted: Tue, 21st Dec 2004, 8:04am

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HAHAHA ZukuVega biggrin +1

The reason why I didn't put the dog directly in the room is because I wanted to try seemless greenscreening. It would have been much smarter to actually put the dog in the room. smile
Posted: Tue, 21st Dec 2004, 12:36pm

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You should add a faint shadow to it
Posted: Tue, 21st Dec 2004, 2:30pm

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timmyd wrote:

and its hard to notice its fake if we didnt know.
Mabye it ain't! Mabye this is all a joke!

OMG!!
Posted: Tue, 21st Dec 2004, 5:26pm

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It's real. smile