simple tools found around the home and some basic video editing
equipment on your home pc, creating a little Hollywood magic at
home can be easy.
key is a movie technique of combining two video tracks, then removing
the color from one video track (making it transparent) to reveal
another video or image behind it. This technique is also referred
to as color keying, colour-separation overlay greenscreen, and
will see it mostly used for weather forecast broadcasts on the
nightly news or in big budget Hollywood movies that combine computer
generated images and animations with actors in a studio standing
in front of large blue or green backgrounds.
coulors blue and green are chosen because they are the furthest
away in color from that of skin tone. It doesnt generally have
to be these colors, but they seem to work best on film and digital
want your actor to wear contrasting colors to the screen material
used (unless you deliberatley want parts of them to disappear).
it is important that you get even light on the background as shadows
will make it difficult to extract the full image and will appear
in the final scene.
what it can look like with a few basic materials from around the