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Plug-in to After Effects by Michele Yamazaki

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KEYING AND COMPOSITING GREENSCREEN FOOTAGE

Greenscreen (or bluescreen) and keying adds versatility and endless options to a production. Some effects-heavy Hollywood films, such as Star Wars: Episode II—Attack of the Clones, are shot almost entirely on greenscreen or bluescreen. It’s a great way to put your actors in a scene that would be perilous in real life, like the earth falling apart in 2012, or in a world that doesn’t exist, like Tron. Greenscreen can help make your characters look like they’re flying, like Superman or Harry Potter on a broomstick. You could even use green clothing to make areas of your actor disappear like in The Invisible Man.

“Pulling a key,” a term referring to removing green or blue from a greenscreen or bluescreen ...

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