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Anonymous Filmmaker
08-20-2013, 10:59 AM
I found an awesome video on Youtube about compositing. Check it out: <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H8aoUXjSfsI">
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H8aoUXjSfsI (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H8aoUXjSfsI)

L A Morgan
08-20-2013, 09:05 PM
All aspiring filmmakers should look at this. Thanks for sharing this with us.

L A Morgan
08-20-2013, 09:34 PM
Anon, who exactly is John Hess? I couldn't find any bio into about him online.

Anonymous Filmmaker
08-21-2013, 04:25 AM
Anon, who exactly is John Hess? I couldn't find any bio into about him online.

I hadn't heard of him until I saw this video. I found his IMDB page: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0381487/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1
If you click on news, it talks about his videos with filmmaker IQ.

I saw a few more of his videos. Here are some of the links:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KhRo2WbWnKU

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3HnhIRPLWsM

I'm definitely going to look for more of these!

Aaron Jones
08-21-2013, 02:02 PM
Very nice information... I will try and use the color temperature tomorrow when i start to shoot my first music video.

indycine
08-23-2013, 02:39 AM
A common error nowadays is referring to "Greenscreen Compositing" as "Chroma Key," or "Chromakey."

Common or not, it is incorrect.

"Chroma Key" (correct) or "Chromakey" (incorrect) is not a Film or Filmmaking term.

It is a Video term, and an OLD Video term. It refers to using Set and Background
color values to ELECTRONICALLY SWITCH video areas to be "transparent,"
in a Video Switcher.

Today we do not use Video Switchers or Chroma Key to combine images.
In Filmmaking we shoot Film or Digital against a Greenscreen, and we Composite images
together in computers, with software "Layers" emulating "Core" and "Hold-out" matte images,
as done for many years on Film.

This particular "History of Compositing" reference to "Chroma Key"
is the only known incorrect information, in it.

A correct History of Compositing can be found in the many papers of the SMPTE.
(Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers).

For technical processes to work, it is necessary to have correct definitions.
We do not make up our own definitions, of technical devices or processes.
We find nearly a century of already-defined terms, at SMPTE.

A simple search shows if "Chroma Key" is used in the movies.
No, only in old articles about Television.
https://www.smpte.org/s?as_q=chroma+key

This search shows the preferred term for movies is
"Greenscreen Compositing."
https://www.smpte.org/s?as_q=greenscreen+compositing

Nick Soares
08-23-2013, 09:04 AM
Great video, I do disagree with his comment at 16:20 though

Anonymous Filmmaker
08-30-2013, 01:07 PM
A common error nowadays is referring to "Greenscreen Compositing" as "Chroma Key," or "Chromakey."

Common or not, it is incorrect.

"Chroma Key" (correct) or "Chromakey" (incorrect) is not a Film or Filmmaking term.

It is a Video term, and an OLD Video term. It refers to using Set and Background
color values to ELECTRONICALLY SWITCH video areas to be "transparent,"
in a Video Switcher.

Today we do not use Video Switchers or Chroma Key to combine images.
In Filmmaking we shoot Film or Digital against a Greenscreen, and we Composite images
together in computers, with software "Layers" emulating "Core" and "Hold-out" matte images,
as done for many years on Film.

This particular "History of Compositing" reference to "Chroma Key"
is the only known incorrect information, in it.

A correct History of Compositing can be found in the many papers of the SMPTE.
(Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers).

For technical processes to work, it is necessary to have correct definitions.
We do not make up our own definitions, of technical devices or processes.
We find nearly a century of already-defined terms, at SMPTE.

A simple search shows if "Chroma Key" is used in the movies.
No, only in old articles about Television.
https://www.smpte.org/s?as_q=chroma+key

This search shows the preferred term for movies is
"Greenscreen Compositing."
https://www.smpte.org/s?as_q=greenscreen+compositing

Very interesting. You should post this on the comments page of the video and see what they say...

Anonymous Filmmaker
10-24-2013, 03:10 PM
I saw a great video by these guys. It was about, "The Psychology of Scary Movies." It's a must watch for anyone that makes horror films: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OcAfzK4YPSI