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Shadows

Posted: Sun, 25th Oct 2009, 10:13pm

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klaymen95

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Hello all,

I'm trying to make a video using my green screen but i can't get a decent result because of the shadows on the screen. Is there a way to key out the shadows on my film?


P.S.- shooting another shot with more lighting isn't an option.

Thanks in advance.
Posted: Sun, 25th Oct 2009, 11:59pm

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spydurhank

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If you can't key out the shadows... try using a garbage matte to mask out the shadowed areas. It's a pain ad takes a little time to do but it'll work.
Also... take this as a learning experience, so next time place your actors far enough from the green screen so that they don't cast shadows on it, and you have to light the green screen and your actor with different lights. This will help a ton and make it way easier for when you're ready to start keying. Good luck.

Frank.
Posted: Mon, 26th Oct 2009, 2:52am

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Axeman

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Keep in mind that you can always use more than one key on greenscreen footage. Set one to key out the main greenscreen are, then add a second key, and set it to remove the shadowed areas.
Posted: Mon, 26th Oct 2009, 4:30pm

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Simon K Jones

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Once you've introduced enough problems to a greenscreen, such as lots of heavy shadowing, you may as well have not used the greenscreen at all, as it'll probably all come down to rotoscoped masking in the end.

Good luck with it.... unsure