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Keying and Green/Blue Screen (45 Tutorials)

captain marvel

Captain Marvel Energy Effects, Cheap Tricks | Red Giant

March 13, 2019

In this tutorial, Hashi from Action Movie Kid shows you how to create the energy effects from Captain Marvel. Use fractal noise for controlled chaos!

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Plugin Everything Keymix tutorial

Plugin Everything Keymix tutorial

January 24, 2019

Learn how to use Keymix to streamline the process of getting the perfect key, by mixing all your keys back on a single layer rather than inside a separate precomp in After Effects.

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Tips for Wirecast Users Series

Tips for Wirecast Users Series

September 26, 2018

This is a 16-part series on everything from captioning to transitions, using Zoom and Wowza, bringing in live guests with Skype, and more.

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Chroma keying, Masking, and More Using Vegas Pro and Continuum

Chroma keying, Masking, and More Using Vegas Pro and Continuum

March 26, 2018

Boris Continuum 11 came out recently and in this tutorial, Dan Harvey gives an overview of how the keying and masking tools work in Vegas Pro.

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Working with Arnold AOV’s in After Effects

Working with Arnold AOV’s in After Effects

March 26, 2018

Maghdad Asadi has a new overview video on working with passes (AOVs) from Arnold in After Effects.

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Working with Tough Keys in Avid with BCC Chroma Key Studio

Working with Tough Keys in Avid with BCC Chroma Key Studio

May 9, 2017

It’s no fun to key a poorly lit green screen, but the keying plug-ins in Boris Continuum Complete can help with this arduous task. Vin Morreale explains how he takes an imperfect green screen shot in Avid Media Composer and makes it work with BCC Chroma Key Studio, Fast Film Process, Title Studio and Grunge.

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Sky Replacement in After Effects

Sky Replacement in After Effects

February 21, 2017

I always love the content from Film Riot and here's a nice tutorial on Sky Replacement in AE. He stresses that Sky Replacement isn't a paint-by-numbers technique, and will vary with every shot.

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Eclipse – Behind the scenes – Sky Replacement

Eclipse – Behind the scenes – Sky Replacement

February 21, 2017

This is some beautiful work for the film Eclipse. They replace a flat sky with a gorgeous eclipse. This is very similar to the technique I use in the tutorial above.

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Bring out details in the sky with ease in After Effects

Bring out details in the sky with ease in After Effects

February 21, 2017

This was made for After Effects 6, but everything still applies to the current version. Replace your bland skies in After Effects.

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Sky Replacement Tutorial in Davinci Resolve

Sky Replacement Tutorial in Davinci Resolve

February 21, 2017

A slightly different take on Sky Replacement in Resolve. He also says to use a compositor but this is for a basic sky replacement.

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Sky Replacement/Fake HDR – Davinci Resolve Tutorial

Sky Replacement/Fake HDR – Davinci Resolve Tutorial

February 21, 2017

MiesnerMedia explains a “party trick” about how to replace a sky in Resolve. He recommends using a compositor like After Effects instead so this is why he calls it a party trick. It's an informative tutorial covering a complex technique, hopping into the topic of dynamic range of cameras.

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Easy Sky Replacement In DaVinci Resolve

Easy Sky Replacement In DaVinci Resolve

February 21, 2017

Digital Media Dude has special guest Ben Brownlee of Curious Turtle to explain how to replace a cloudy or overcast sky in your video footage with a photo of a beautiful sky inside of DaVinci Resolve.

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Primatte Chromakey

In Depth: Keying and Background Removal in Photoshop, Part 2: Primatte Chromakey

February 14, 2017

Part 2 of this series on background removal covers Digital Anarchy’s Primatte Chromakey and how to use it with Photoshop for the best workflow possible.

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background removal

In Depth: Keying and Background Removal in Photoshop, Part 1: The Pre-Process

February 13, 2017

If you’re working with still photography, it’s often necessary to cut someone out of the background to place them into a new scene or to add special effects

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Hawaiki Keyer

In Depth: Keying: Part 5: Hawaiki Keyer

October 31, 2016

As you may know, Green Screen Made Easy, 2nd Edition, which I co-authored with Jeremy Hanke, came out in October 2016. In the book, I go over the keyers, but because it’s in print, I’m limited to how much space I have. In this series, I’m going IN DEPTH on some of my favorite keying and compositing tools for After Effects and other hosts.

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