The Green Screen & Compositing Master Class
I’ve taken the concepts and techniques from my book The Green Screen Handbook and developed them further with live video and current, real-world projects and advanced techniques to bring you a complete program to get you started in compositing VFX. With these 4 video workshops, you will learn how to setup, light and shoot green screen footage and how to best composite your foregrounds and background, with live video instruction and real-world example projects you can download and follow-along.
In the first course in my two-part series on green-screen (and blue-screen) tools and techniques, I cover the often-overlooked steps that lead up to shooting. The training covers every aspect of planning and setting up properly for best post-production results, from choosing the right keying process for your project to creating storyboards and pre-visualization comps prior to shooting. You’ll also learn when to use green screen or blue screen, how to light that screen, and how to measure light and set up your camera properly. Whether you’re planning to work with virtual sets or live backgrounds, this workshop will get you ready to shoot.
In the second course in my two-part series on green-screen (and blue-screen) tools and techniques, I cover the nitty-gritty of production and post-production. On the production side, you’ll learn how to build your own portable lights, create professional lighting setups, and shoot with a green or blue screen outdoors. You’ll also get tips on choosing keying software and working with virtual sets. All this will help you get the best footage possible; however, there will always be things you need to “fix in post,” so this course will also help you fix problem shots.
In this workshop, I teach you the basics of green screen compositing and setting up a streamlined roto workflow with After Effects and a Wacom tablet. You’ll get real-world tips on getting the best mattes and keys from your green screen shots, stabilizing and tracking footage in After Effects, and using the Roto Brush feature to create quick and accurate mattes of anything that moves in the frame. You’ll also learn how to create more believable composites by matching your foreground and background plates, using roto-spline masks, and applying match-moving techniques.
In this workshop, I give you the advanced tips, tricks, and workflow techniques I’ve used over the years to get great video/film composites, even when given impossible footage to work with! You´ll learn advanced roto-painting techniques for the Wacom tablet and get up to speed on motion tracking, multipass mattes, multiple keying layers, simulated lighting effects, painting on video background plates, and more. Then you’ll apply what you’ve learned to a series of real-world projects in After Effects CS5.5.
There are plenty of free unlocked video tutorials in these 4 courses for you to evaluate.