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How to work with something not there acting with greenscreen

Some of us don't live on the coast - so what happens if you want to shoot a scene at "the seaside"?

The answer of course is to use chromakey better known as greenscreen [ although sometimes it's blue]

We see the technique all the time on tv and in films.

Sometimes it is obvious - sometimes it is not.

It can mean for an actor that they have to imagine where they are - and as props can also be greenscreen and even costume it's a very different technique of working to traditional acting. 

I hope to extend the use of greenscreen and help new actors to the technique an opportunity to practice its use.

The key thing to remember is to avoid clashing colours to the green screen itself. I only just got away with it on the deckchair on the picture "sun sea and James D" where the green band flashed on video as it clashed with the background.

Whilst greenscreen should never replace location shooting it most certainly is a useful resource.

Whilst it can be daunting to go into a totally green studio environment for the first time - you soon adapt.



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