Forget the nostalgia and old fashion of typical film reels, the age of digital film is here, and at the forefront of that new age is the Arri Alexa Digital Camera. With more and more movies using the amount of special effects and blue or green screen that they use it is becoming increasingly practical and efficient to use digital cameras. Digital cameras open many great opportunities to film makers as they allow them to start post-production on the very day when footage is shot. With this advantage of speed film makers can not only finish their film quicker they can also make sure that things develop in the way […]
Green Screen is Changing the World of Movies By Kailene Chen A woman sits on a bench overlooking a green screen stage. A man walking his dog passes by. You blink. A woman sits on a bench overlooking New York on a cloudy day with the Brooklyn Bridge in the distance as a man walking his dog passes by. The woman is still sitting and the man is still walking his dog but the world for these characters has changed entirely because there is a backdrop. That is, the backdrop of film gives the characters a setting and context to function and develop in, thereby creating a story and […]
By Bill Milling Sound Stage Rental Tip #4 Today, I’ll discuss green screen stage rental. We all know that so much shooting now is being done on green screen. Producers, directors DP’s realize that they can greatly increase production value while reducing cost by shooting on green screen. So, are all green screen stages the same? No. Here’s what to look for. First, don’t assume you need or even want a cyc (cyclorama). In the dawn of green screen photography, just a few years ago, it was critical to have a flat surface with perfect compound corners to get a good key. But software improvements make getting […]
By Valentin Ewan As the success of “Life of Pi” shows, with four accolades from the Academy Awards alone, green screen is not only a great potential tool for film but sometimes a necessary one. After all, imagine how many stuntmen or actors would be lost at sea or mauled by tigers if ”Life of Pi” had been made in simpler cinematic times. Green screen has been criticized by some, who consider the environments created by green screen, regardless of how beautiful or accurate they may be, limiting to the medium of film. These people believe that a green screen makes it harder for actors to act in and […]
Petro Vlahos inventor of Green Screen/Blue Screen Tech Dies The Green Screen concept was first used for “Ben Hur,” back in 1959, and won Petro Vlahos an Oscar for “Mary Poppins,” five years later. The man who introduced blue and green-screen technology to Hollywood is dead. Petro Vlahos pioneered the concept, which lets directors superimpose live action over a pre-recorded background, over five decades ago. ”All visual effects professionals and movie fans owe him a debt of gratitude,” said Everett Burrell, senior visual effects supervisor at Look Effects. “It’s hard to even conceive of how we would do what we do without the amazing number of processes and techniques he […]
In addition to our usual wide coffee, tea and hot chocolate selection at AMC, we are now serving a wide variety of Starbucks coffees, including cappuccino, expresso and café latte. We also offer the Starbucks Syrups to top off your favorite beverage. Starbucks Espresso Roast is a special blend of beans from Latin America and Asia/Pacific darkly roasted to produce a rich and caramelly sweetness. Because this dense, full-bodied brew has a stout taste that stands up against milk, it’s the perfect foundation for making a latte or cappuccino. Here’s an interesting fact: Espresso was invented in Italy by an enterprising soul who was seeking a way to prepare coffee […]
Party Girl Green Screen Photobooth Ok Gang. This is not something offered by my company, the American Movie Company, ( we specialize in VFX, Green Screen Special Visual Effects, 3D Virtual Sets, TriCasters, etc) but I really thought it “way cool” and even though I can get all kinds of high end professional green screen video photography for myself and my fellow actors hr in our Green Screen TriBeca stage in lower Manhattan. Hey, I like this Green Screen Booth.Every party needs a photobooth, (and I love parties… really love parties. And like other girls I have fun in photobooths. But trust me. Not all photobooths are created equal. Listen […]
You can give your shots an arty touch resembling pencil drawings, watercolors, or oil paintings, by just editing and enhancing them digitally. You will find an assortment of digital software packages available that you can purchase, but the standard is thought to be Adobe Photoshop. With Photoshop, photos can be quickly changed into works of art by simply just picking the result you seek.
Virtual Sets A virtual set in a typical television studio consist os a blend of real-time of people an /or other real objects and computer generated digital environments and objects in a seamless virtual reality-like manner. A key point of a virtual studio is that the camera can move in 3D space, while the of the virtual camera is being rendered | in real-time from the same perspective. There exist many technical solutions for creating virtual studios, but most of them include the following components. Camera tracking, that uses either optical or mechanical to create a live stream of data describing the exact perspective of the camera. Real time rendering […]
All of the country, green screen studios have increased in popularity in video productions. A lot of things you seen on TV or in movies was filmed using a green screen. Many people have no idea what a green screen is or what it can do despite the fact that they are used all the time. By using a green screen, you can make videos that are more exciting than ever before. Don’t start in video production until you know about perhaps its greatest and most creative asset: green screens.