Some tips; some tricks; some supplies.
By Chris and Trish Meyer | September 24, 2010
As much as we like to keep up with the newest products and latest trends, some information is timeless - such as advice on shooting greenscreen. The After Effects Facebook feed forwarded a link to a very useful article by Jonas Hummelstrand of General Specialist posted back in 2006 that everyone should read before setting up a keying shoot. If I had to add one amplification, it would be to try to hire a stage that has some depth to it, so that the screen - and lighting for the screen - can be some distance behind the action; this will further blur it out, and reduce spill.Here's a few more links of note:We recorded a quick video tutorial on using Keylight in After Effects with lynda.com for AdobeRosco and Composite Components sell paint, tape, fabrics, and lights for keyingAlex Lindsay of Pixel Corps wrote a two-part Greenscreen Primer for PVC, broken down into the set and the camera(By the way, we also overhauled the keying chapter in Creating Motion Graphics 5th Edition, including high-def sources to practice with courtesy of Hollywood Camera Work.)If you have any other favorite resources, please feel free to post them in the Comments below!