Smart Luxmeter (Google Play) * * This is in no wan an endorsement, only a place to start research.
Light subject so they are 1-1.5 stops brighter then the green screen.
Knowing what the composited background will be will allow you to setup the lights and light the subject in a more convincing way.
If possible adjust depth of field to keep the screen a little out of focus.
Higher shutter speeds can help with motion blur
Use uncompressed formats for heavy keying (422 recommended)
Log is rarely useful because you have to color correct in order to key
DSLR: flat as possible, ISO increments of 160
Green Screen Tips – Software
Ultra Key: Premiere Pro Plug-in
Start with a garbage matte then use Ultra Key to remove the green around the subject. There are different output settings (Composite, Alpha Channel – all keyed areas are black, and Color Channel) to check the results. Settings give a preset depending on how good a green screen you are starting with. Start with the eyedropper to select the color to key out (it doesn’t have to be green).
Green screen tip: use a Curves Adjustment before Ultra to get a better green.
Primatte Keyer by Red Giant
Primatte is a plug-in for Premiere Pro, After Effects, Final Cut X, and Apple Motion. It allows you to select your background and foreground, and to separate them out for a great key. Primatte/Red Giant
Keylight: After Effects Plug-In
The drop down menu gives several options including: final result, source alpha (transparent parts shown in black), outside mask, inside mask, status, and more. The inside mask can help if there are parts on the inside of the subject that are being keyed out. Status can help show problems. Despill Bias can help with soft wispy hair. Under Screen Matte, Clip Rollback can also help with hair. For more information Adobe has a page on Keying in After Effects.
Books on Green Screen
The Green Screen Handbook by Jeff Foster
Green Screen Made Easy by Jeremy Hanke, Michele Yamazaki Tepstra
A great movie poster design grabs your attention and makes you take a closer look.
Here are a few of our favorite movie poster designs created by our very own O’Connell Design team… with a few Theatre posters too.
A great movie poster grabs your attention and makes you take a closer look. They also need to convey a certain amount of information, not the least of which is a call to action. Where to see the movie or find out more. A great movie poster design will also give you enough of the story to let you know what to expect in the theatre but just enough to pique your interest.
Lower Third Graphics for the California Rescue Dog Association (CARDA)
We recently created lower third motion graphics for CARDA and their spot on Canine Corner. Founded in 1976, CARDA is a 501(c)3 non-profit, and the largest volunteer search dog organization in America. They train canine teams (dog and handlers) for search and rescue. They deploy throughout the state of California and occasionally to larger search operations outside the state.
Videos such as these and their brand recognition are used to generate funds to support the all volunteer teams.