Exciting things are happening at 16 interactive. We are developing our Creative Media department and with that, we have an excuse to play with new kit!
A green screen enables us to use a technique called Chroma key within video and photographic productions. The main purpose of Chroma key is to super impose a different background image or sequence behind the subject. The most common place for Chroma key is in television studios, especially news broadcasting studios.
We aim to use the screen for all sorts of exciting things; here is a shot of our new screen in action.
I decided to stick myself in front of the camera to demonstrate how effective Chroma key is. I took a standard profile shot and then super imposed a picture to 50% of the background. I left the other 50% as the screen so you can see how it works, here is the end result:
As you can see the green screen has been completely removed in Photoshop and the background image is now visible. Just imagine the opportunities…
If you have any questions about this post or anything else creative then email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Keep your eyes peeled for more interesting posts in the future.