Multi-Part Greenscreen Keying in After Effects CC 2014

In a production environment, compositors often have to key greenscreen footage that was shot in less than ideal conditions. Things like shadows, motion blur, long hair, and green spill can make keying very challenging. In this series of lessons, we will go over how to effectively deal with all of these problems using some advanced techniques in After Effects. Software required: After Effects CC 2014.
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Jun 11, 2015
Duration
1h 21m
Table of contents
Description
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Jun 11, 2015
Duration
1h 21m
Description

In a production environment, compositors often have to key greenscreen footage that was shot in less than ideal conditions. Things like shadows, motion blur, long hair, and green spill can make keying very challenging. In this series of lessons, we will go over how to effectively deal with all of these problems using some advanced techniques in After Effects. We will start off by evaluating the footage and planning how to tackle the shot. We'll go on to separate our key into multiple parts: making edge mattes a core matte and fixing problem areas with holdout mattes. We will then use a powerful technique to fix edges, color-correct the character to fit into the scene, and create a light wrap from scratch. Then, as a final touch, we'll add a magic blast effect. After you have completed watching this tutorial, you will have a set of tools in your back pocket that will help you to get great-looking keys from even the most difficult greenscreens. Software required: After Effects CC 2014.

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About the author

Feeding his obsession with film making since he was 13 years old, Evan has built a mountain of industry experience from working on things like 300, Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow, and South Park.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Introduction and Project Overview
Hello, this is Evan James. In a production environment, compositors often have to key greenscreen footage that we've shot in less than ideal conditions. Things like shadows, motion blur, long hair, and green spill can make keying very challenging. In this series of lessons, we will go over how to effectively deal with all of these problems using some advanced techniques in After Effects. We'll start off by evaluating the footage and planning how to tackle the shot. We'll go on to separate our key into multiple parts, making edge mattes, a core matte, and fixing problem areas with holdout mattes. We'll then use a powerful technique to fix edges, color correct the character to fit into the scene, and create a light wrap from scratch. Then, as a final touch, we'll add a magic blast effect. After you have finished completing watching these tutorials, you will have a set of tools in your back pocket that will help you to get great-looking keys from even the most difficult greenscreens. So with that, let's go ahead and get started.