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Green Screening BackDrops Help

Posted: Wed, 7th Feb 2007, 5:04am

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FXhomer11387

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Hello,
I'm new to green screening so I have a few questions. You guys keep telling people to download images from google to use as backgrounds in their movies. But lets say that I want to put my characters into a ghetto looking town...how would I go about using an image off google to make it look as if they are really there? Also, since the image is static how would you make it as if it was filmed on the location? Like adding people moving in the background, or waving trees, etc? Don't know if this is possible..but just wondering.
Thanks
Posted: Wed, 7th Feb 2007, 9:06am

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Simon K Jones

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You don't always have to use a still image for a backdrop, you can use a video too. So if you want movement in the backdrop, you need to get hold of a video background.

You can also composite people into the background, of course, by filming them against greenscreen then shrinking them down and positioning them appropriately.
Posted: Wed, 7th Feb 2007, 5:02pm

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rstudios

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Unless you have the tools to create the background you need exactly, you nearly always have to improvise and use whatever background looks best-suited to your script.

- rstudios
Posted: Wed, 7th Feb 2007, 9:36pm

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FXhomer11387

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Now lets say I need a motion background but I don't live in an area that has a background that I need. Are there any free sties that offer free motion backgrounds?

Thanks for all the help
Posted: Thu, 8th Feb 2007, 8:54am

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Simon K Jones

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I doubt you'll find a free site that offers anything of good enough quality to make it worth using. This is the kind of thing that tends to take serious effort to create, so it's difficult for people to offer it for free.

You never know though, try a google search. smile
Posted: Thu, 8th Feb 2007, 11:17pm

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FXhomer11387

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thanks,
i doubted it myself since I had already searched...But, I was just hoping that maybe someone found something I haven't lol

oh well, thanks for the help