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The journey towards green screen: part 2

In our last blog we began discussing the journey, from the late 19th century, towards our modern day green screens. Now we know about matte technique, the glass shot and the black screen but what came next?

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The journey towards green screen: part 1

These days, we couldn't imagine a film without special effects, CGI and the abundant use of green screens. These amazing effects are taken for granted in big-budget movies but they weren't always around. We may laugh now when we watch an old film with comparably bad special effects but the art of illusion and trickery in cinema dates back further than you might think.

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How green screens are used in the film industry.

Toady's cinema is full of  films using digital effects to sell their particular fantasy.
Green or blue screen is the most common, were large areas of the frame are adorned with large areas of Chroma green or Chroma blue material. This Chroma colour material is specially designed with colour saturation at a particular wavelength which enables the post production software to easily select it and effectively make it disappear through 'Matting'. The next stage is to add the 'made up ' fantasy element in the now empty areas of the frame. This can either another feature a real video shot separately, or more likely to be a computer generated CGI image where the digital artists potentially have no limits and their imagination can run wild.

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