O'Reilly logo

The Green Screen Handbook, 2nd Edition by Jeff Foster

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

Chapter 15Color Balancing the Subject and Background

No matter how great the matte is that you get from your green screen shots, if the colors of the foreground subjects don’t blend well with the background, then it will look like you’ve shot those subjects in front of a giant flat-panel video wall. In other words, it just plain won’t look right. Of course, you want to try to nail the lighting and white balance on your camera before shooting; but often, as a compositor, those factors are out of your control.

fig0061

fig0062

In some cases, you shoot ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required