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Freeway greenscreen testing

Posted: Sat, 10th Jun 2006, 7:40pm

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Hey guys,


My crew and I set up a nice greenscreen on his garage. We put my volvo in front of it, working on a freeway scene where I'm on the roof of the car... We need all the shots to work together so we are still in production, but we have some stills...check em out below.


http://w74.photobucket.com/widgets/dynamicdhtml.php?featuretype=bucketstrip&featurename=greenscreen&pa=/i263/evw2k/
Posted: Sat, 10th Jun 2006, 8:01pm

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That's really awesome! I'd love to see some video of this!

Although, I'm still a little 'iffy' on why you're doing this, the wording of your introductory sentence proved to no avail. You're filming a scene that takes place with a guy on top of a car on the freeway, do I have that correct? And seeing as you can't actually film it on the freeway, this is why you're using a greenscreen, right?
Posted: Sat, 10th Jun 2006, 9:18pm

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Correct, it's a test...

I'll keep you guys updated


EDIT:footage together, not really happy with it yet, need to work on the lighting of the greenscreen and getting the correct shots for the backround (the freeway). We just went on the freeway and I filmed out the window... Once we have the correct shots and lighting, it could have a lot of potential. By any means it was one fun afternoon!

http://www.vmix.com/viewVideo.php?ID=552085

Could composite lab do this better, especially that final shot with the patches of white from the uneven sunight? Next time we'll do this in the morning when the sun will not be on the door because the trees make weird shadows. Also the greenscreen effect in premier pro 1.5 turned my car blue, how can i fix this or do I need composite lab?


thanks


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Posted: Sat, 10th Jun 2006, 11:57pm

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Like you said, the shadows look to be troublesome. Does it need to be filmed near the garage? If not, I would find a spot where you can still hang up the screen, but be in the natural sunlight. However, the results you got with premiere looked wonderful. I highly recommend Composite Lab Pro, if you have the ducats. Here are some shots i did with a poorly lit green screen up in the lobby of a skyscraper. Composite Lab was simple to use and yielded quality results.






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Posted: Sun, 11th Jun 2006, 12:32am

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Thanks for the comment! My old school has a large stone wall in the parking lot that would do much better and does not have anything near it to block the light and make odd shadows. I think this has some really great potential. Im looking into composite lab, how much better is pro?


thanks again

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Posted: Sun, 11th Jun 2006, 1:25am

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godfather and EVW, that video is awesome! With maybe a couple of close-ups thrown in there and some proper, maybe harsher grading, I really think you could sell the effect.
Posted: Sun, 11th Jun 2006, 1:41am

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Thats pretty sick video. I almost died laughing when you stopped and just stepped down and you laughed. That's awesome.
Posted: Sun, 11th Jun 2006, 2:12am

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godfather, an chance you could IM me some of the un- or lightly-compressed footage of all the completely keyed stuff? (everything in that video, minus the black keying at the end)

my AIM is spidey ben3308
Posted: Sun, 11th Jun 2006, 3:25am

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yea, i made that in about 10 min, with correct footage, shots, grading, lighting and some close ups with the leaf blower right in the face, it could be very very cool... ill work more on it soon. Unfotuently the driver and a major part of our crew is back in europe for a while.


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Posted: Sun, 11th Jun 2006, 3:35am

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godfather, for the record (not trying to sound snooty here or anything), but it's "footage" not "photage", though "photage" actually makes more sense. I never got why we bastardized the word into 'foot'-age.
Posted: Sun, 11th Jun 2006, 3:45am

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lol, thank you
Posted: Sun, 11th Jun 2006, 3:55am

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Hahahah Fantastic... Although the test quality is low the way it was shot was great, very FAST looking...

Well done, Kudos
Posted: Sun, 11th Jun 2006, 4:31am

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Here's a green screen test I did a while back. I shot it inside a garage.
Posted: Sun, 11th Jun 2006, 6:52am

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thanks syro!



link?
Posted: Sun, 11th Jun 2006, 8:07am

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Wow that was done in Premiere ? Bloody good considering that the green screen wasnt lit too well, and that there were alot of shadows from the trees surrounding the screen...

Well, composite lab can do the job, however, you do need to improve your screen alot. Try and avoid surrounding trees, because when the branches move, the shadows on the greenscreen also move, making it really difficult to key out.

Other than that, great idea, good job. Keep it up...Keep it real wink

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Posted: Sun, 11th Jun 2006, 7:26pm

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Thanks, yeah we are looking for other locations with better lighting. Most of the shots were ruined and can't be keyed properly, at least not in permier, because of the odd shadows and patches bright light that turn the greenscreen whilte as you can see in the last few seconds of that test footage.

Also when I use the greenscreen keying effect, it messes up all the other colors...any suggestions...can composite lab fix this?


-the new godfather biggrin
Posted: Sun, 11th Jun 2006, 7:29pm

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Again, any way you can put the file up for download, like on Putfile.com or Archive.org?
Posted: Sun, 11th Jun 2006, 7:30pm

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I'll try, im actualy on my way out right now, will do tonight biggrin


http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i263/evw2k/test740greenscreening10.jpg
Posted: Tue, 13th Jun 2006, 6:00pm

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godfather, for the record (not trying to sound snooty here or anything), but it's "footage" not "photage", though "photage" actually makes more sense. I never got why we bastardized the word into 'foot'-age.
I just read this thread, and thought I'd share this bit of knowledge with you smile

It is called 'footage', not as a corruption of 'photo' or similar, but as a reference to the way in which the length of film used in a movie was measured - in feet and inches. So what you're effectively saying when you talk about "lots of footage" means that you recorded many feet worth of film (obviously this isn't true today, but the word has stuck around).

Also, nice looking test godfather - can't wait to see what you do with the technique smile

Cheers,
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Posted: Tue, 13th Jun 2006, 6:02pm

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thanks alot for the comments biggrin
Posted: Tue, 13th Jun 2006, 6:12pm

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Where did you get the massive sheet of green screen fabric?
Posted: Tue, 13th Jun 2006, 7:08pm

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hey, thanks for the comments


we used that disposable table cloth that everyone always pokes wholes in...ill try to find a link online, you could probably find it at a craft store

Its like 10 bucks for a big role

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Posted: Tue, 13th Jun 2006, 9:24pm

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You mean it's just paper? Wow, I can't believe you got such a good effect with that!

I have never really got round to trying green screening as most people seem to say it is hard to get good results without proper screens and they are too expensive for me right now. I think I will be making some test shots soon!
Posted: Tue, 13th Jun 2006, 9:37pm

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cool yea, i used permier pro 1.5 and i was able to adjust the settings to make it work, its not really paper, more of plastic...


i think it has some potential if i do it right biggrin
Posted: Tue, 13th Jun 2006, 10:52pm

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Look at a party supply store. Its the picnic table cloth stuff. Really cheap, comes in huge rolls. And yes, its plastic not paper.
Posted: Tue, 13th Jun 2006, 11:59pm

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If anyone knows where to get this in the UK please post here!
Posted: Wed, 14th Jun 2006, 12:18am

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and its great cause its a little stretchy so you can really get a good layer on a wall without any worry about wind. The only problem is that it can be reflective at times, so make sure your lighting is even, well i guess it depends on the power of your keying program.



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Posted: Sun, 18th Jun 2006, 1:01am

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Where did you get the green screen backdrop footage? Did you film it yourself?
Posted: Sun, 18th Jun 2006, 6:23am

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sure did