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  • #419903
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    I use adobe photo shop for my “blue screening”. I try to shoot against an even background, then I cut it out for each frame in Photoshop. This means the color is irrelevant, I just try to find something that isn’t close to the Lego’s I am filming.

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    Bric a brac
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    Hey Joseph! Thanks again! You have loads of things to share that I/we can really use. Show us your video next time! ^^

    #419833
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    Joseph Propati
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    I’ve been doing a lot of testing with green screen cloth and here is what I’ve found and learned:
    1. You don’t have enough lamps! I found the best results if I use 4 lamps! The reason: You need a lot of light on the minifig or set and two lamps pointing at the minifig or scene will give plenty of light! This will give you a nice, crisp clean lit edge around the minifig, set, or pieces in the scene.
    2. I use a green screen cloth that was made specifically for this purpose! I wouldn’t use origami paper, which has a high gloss factor or any paper unless you can get a perfectly clean, none wrinkled sheet with great even coloring!
    3. The green screen has to be moved pretty far back from the minifig or set in the background! If it is too close to the minifig or set is will shine or glare into the minifig or sets edges and cause the green halo or green edge effect! This is the main issue with green screen problems and bad images. The more you get a green glare then there will be more of a green lining or halo on your minifig or set!
    4. Use two lamps on the green screen, with each pointed 45 degrees at the green screen but not too close because this is what will cause the glare, which will show up of the minifig or set! You want even lighting on the green screen yet you don’t want it really bright!! Try to keep the green screen a little darker than normal but enough to where the light distribution is even and all the green looks exactly the same on the entire green screen cloth!
    5. Image quality and focus!! What I mean by this is, you have to have a really nice quality camera or webcam that can give you a high quality image. The focus of the camera or webcam on the minifig or set must be enough to give a crisp, clean edge and not a blurry edge. The more your minifig or set has an edge then the more you will have green color bleed that makes it harder for the video editor to remove later.
    6. Editing software! This is the last critical component to getting nice high quality green screen shots! Some editing software such as iKITmovie will let you use up to three color settings to remove the green in the background. Plus there is software that has this image line bleeding effect that knows how to remove the green from the edge of the minifig or set image. The more features of chrome color affects you have at your disposal the more you can clean up a nice green screen image!
    7. You can also use Fluid Mask 3, which is a program specifically used for chrame key effects!!!
    Hope these helped!
    Joe

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    sorry anybody in this area, i dont mean to imply that i am soliciting. i am NOT! i just thought you would want to know about a site that helped me alot and could help you. :(

    #951
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    I would NOT recommend buying through the site suggested. Not only doesn’t it have any kind of reference as to who runs the place, but also does the site provide absolutely no security.

    Even if, theoretically, you would eventually be able to acquire the promised products, there’s no way it could be legal. And there’s no way to contact whoever is behind this. (Well, there is, but it’s not easy).

    Stefan.

    #913
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    Don’t have to be so harsh

    ….but you have a good point he did post the same add in 3 spots

    CWRProductions
    Casey

    #911
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    Windforce
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    kylepro, I did not give you permission to post on my thread.
    Please take this as a future warning and do not post on any of my threads.

    Remember child, soliciting in the forums will not be tolerated. :shake

    #887
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    cwr89
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    Lets see, Blue Screening/Chromakeying.

    Acctauly if you use a green screen it works much better due to the way it reflects the light. (assumeing you are using a grey bace plate) Oh well, anyway about the accual screen.

    CWRProductions 8)
    Casey

    Email me for more in depth instructions
    cwr89@cinci.rr.com

    #884
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    Kyle
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    sry

    #734
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    jay
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    I used flourescent bristol board and one or two desk lamps, depending on the setup. The most difficult part I found was preventing reflections and reducing spill – the only way around that is to play around with it until it works. There’s some worthwhile info the the FAQ, too.

    -j

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