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April 14, 2009

Green Screen Lighting

Tips and links below to Chroma Key lighting and compositing in Final Cut Express...

Green Screen tips
Final Cut 'How to key out green screen"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bxcnEmpPV98

Walter Graff teaches greenscreen lighting
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=70SQCLk5e7Q

DCG Online Training - Lighting a Green Screen
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ASrlSJKKEeM

Chromakey - Avoiding Greenscreen Mistakes
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lWbLsq6LqpM&feature=related

Final Cut Express Green Screen Tutorial
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=liQlc7cVriM

How to use Green Screen Effects in Final Cut Express 4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dG6Te11QFr0

Final Cut Express 4 Tutorial- 'Sin City' Effect
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KLseBixYyS4&feature=related

Green Screen Basics
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NXcuGNLLUYw

Chroma Key / Green Screen Garage Lighting Set up TIPS
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AarGKdG9jps

Videomaker - Setting up a Green Screen
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yY4I4K4tXdw&feature=related

April 8, 2009

Lighting Tips + Tricks

There are some simple and cheap solutions to getting enough light for your low budget video project... post your findings here:

Lighting
One of the best deals on inexpensive lighting is quartz work-lamps available from large hardware stores. They usually draw about 500 watts, and they are near daylight-balanced. Be careful: they use a lot of power. Keep an eye on the circuit breaker. You can bounce these off walls or ceilings or use them through an umbrella as you would an actual movie light.

links below...

LOW BUDGET LIGHTING
By Scott Spears
http://www.dvinfo.net//conf/showthread.php?t=19944

Assemble Your Own Low-Budget Light Kit,
Part One by Scott Spears
http://www.dvinfo.net/articles/lighting/spears1.php

Article Focus:
It seems that at least once a week someone asks the question, "How can I make my video look more like film?" In this article, Doug Graham puts forth a few pointers that might make your next job a little easier.
http://library.creativecow.net/articles/graham_doug/film_look.php

Filmmaking: Lighting part one (YOU TUBE)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j6yRQnFD-_8

http://video.google.com/videosearch?q=Low+Budget+Film+lighting&oe=utf-8&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a&um=1&ie=UTF-8&ei=r9HcSd2SAo3EMa6LhdcN&sa=X&oi=video_result_group&resnum=4&ct=title#

Simple guerrilla filmmaking tutorial on how to design your own barn doors. A great addition to any low-budget filmmaker's lighting kit.
http://www.metacafe.com/watch/1342123/filmmaking_tips_cheap_lighting_barn_doors/

Importance of Lighting in Movies
http://www.ehow.com/video_4755803_importance-lighting-movies.html