THE FUTURE IS BRIGHT, THE FUTURE IS GREENSCREEN
Greenscreen filming long ago become a common tool available for everyone from Hollywood to the corporate video. Its role in every aspect of filming will continue as the innovative canvas for 3D virtual production techniques including Unreal Engine and photo realism, artificial Intelligence, augmented reality and virtual reality.
Greenscreen Studio in Camberwell
Greenscreen Production Skills
Greenscreen filming has been a mainstay of the production business for a long time now. The technology and tools are well established. Creative practitioners, from cameramen, gaffers, art department to post-production abound.
Music videos, animations, puppetry, presentations and pieces to camera are just some of the popular reasons why clients choose to film using green. It’s a case of imagination
Since covid entered our world, greenscreen has taken on a new meaning, in particular becoming a mainstay of live streams and remote productions. Geographical location no longer matters and even our small Studio 2 can seem like the largest conference centre.
Virtual Production, driven by the Unreal Engine gaming software will enter the mainstream and become a reliable and affordable option for most commercial video and film production companies.
The need for big expensive real sets built for one day of filming and then thrown away the next day will reduce. As will flying an entire film crew to a remote location for a shoot. You can do it in the studios in regular business hours.
Over the course of 2021 we plan to install a Virtual Production Suite, meaning you can bring your 3D designed environments, import them into the system and start filming, in camera, live, to final pixel state. We mean it to be as straightforward as that.
Here, we look at the pros and cons of that decision and how it will benefit the overall production.
This covers everything from the replacement backgrounds, to camera, to lighting and what clothes to avoid.
A key article for camera operators! Our own expert Tom Watts shares his advice which will save you time and money in post-production.
This looks at the edit process, and how to get the look you want – complete with a handy video tutorial.
Watch a video on different greenscreen settings, including: Matte Generation, Matte Cleanup, Spill Supression and Colour Correction
A short video tutorial for beginners which shows you how to crop out unwanted objects from your shot and creating and using masks.
A quick video tutorial showing you how to remove greenscreen from people and objects.
Camera, Lenses, Lights and greenscreen treadmills are available on request supplied by our network of reliable and trusted partners.
We’ve used our greenscreen expertise to write a series of informative articles to help with your productions. Here’s are a few to get you started, or visit our Production Guides for more.
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Greenscreen has been a critical tool in film and video productions, especially in the past two decades. Once a technology reserved for Hollywood blockbusters with big VFX budgets, the accessibility and improvement of chroma keying technology and innovations in both...
By Jay Newby, July 21st 2020 Remote Production is one of the key innovations born out of the new Covid guidelines for filming. Being able to broadcast the live high-quality HD camera & audio signal to a client anywhere around the world as they work from home on...