Ready for another exciting video year? This term we are trying a new format. We'll meet on the first and third Tuesdays at the library and on the second and fourth Tuesdays we'll go on film shoots to capture material which we'll work with at the library meetings.
Let's begin our first meeting, with one of our own 1 minute or less productions. So, your challenge, if you haven't already done so, is to film and edit a short film of about one minute duration between now and the first meeting and bring it along on a memory stick for us to watch.
The main topic for our first meeting will be the Green Screen, or Chroma Key effect. What is it and how does it work? It's not hard, anyone can do it.
GREEN SCREEN EFFECT
A green screen is just that, a green screen, but without 'Chroma Keying' it is not much use. Chroma Keying is the process by which a specific colour element (chroma) is removed from a video scene and replaced (keyed) with a different element. Essentially it's the way video producers remove one background and replace it with another. You have seen that lots of times in films and on television.
The good news ist that with today's editing software, we can just about all do that.
The following programs certainly can do that:
- Adobe Premier
- Final Cut Pro
- Movie Maker
We'll talk about how to do that using the Green Screen Method or Chroma Key. It's not hard. This video below took me all of 15 minutes to produce.
CLICK THE ARROW TO VIEW
The limits of using the Green Screen technique are only our imaginations.
We'll have a couple of new members joining us this year, so please make them very welcome.
SEE YOU ON THE 2nd FEBRUARY. HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE