A majority of today’s feature films use a particular technique of visual effects known as CHROMA KEY COMPOSITING (chroma keying for short). Commonly used in video production and post-production, chroma keying is used to remove a background from the subject of a video or photo. The most common use of chroma keying is the addition of a digitally-created background, oftentimes with other visual effects added to it, behind a subject. The aptly-titled “green screen” is currently the preferred method of applying these ‘synthetic’ backgrounds to a shot or sequence. Provided that no part of the subject being filmed or photographed has the same colour as the green screen, this technique can be used to create believable – and sometimes extraordinary – visuals.
Here are 10 creative ways in which you can use a green screen for your own video or photo production.
1. Create the action scene of your dreams.
2. Design imaginary worlds.
3. Take your method acting to a whole new level.
4. Make your actors do unbelievable things.
5. Create a believable background for your scene.
6. Add visual effects to a particular prop.
7. Film a scene that would be impossible for you to shoot in real life.
8.Add detail to a location in your film.
9. Clone yourself.
10.Make yourself invisible.
If you’re looking for a green screen room to work your cinematic and/or photogenic magic, you can check us our facility, which is located in the heart of Woodbrook, Port-of-Spain. Our sound-proof green screen room is available for rental Monday through Friday from 10:30 am to 6:30 pm, and we offer reasonable full-day room rates to ensure your organization gets the most time it needs for a favorable production.
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