Simply put this is the most comprehensive work of greenscreen technology, techniques, history, tips, tidbits, and resources available. I read it from cover to cover the moment it was delivered and it taught me a number of things I never knew despite being extremely well versed on the subject. I've been using it as a reference for the frequent questions I get on the topic's more esoteric areas, but it's also chock full of basic beginner information as well. This thick, well illustrated and sometimes entertaining handbook has earned it's place in my library next to Quantel's Digital Factbook and The Video Production Handbook.
Make movies and videos with green screen compositing technology with The Green Screen Handbook: Real-World Production Techniques. This unique guide is a comprehensive how-to of professional production techniques, step-by-step instruction, and tips that can save you time and money. Learn when to use green screens instead of blue, find out how the pros operate in professional studios, and get amazing results—even on a shoestring budget. Topics include matting and keying basics; setups using fabric, portable background panels, or paint; lighting and digital camera essentials; broadcast TV hardware switchers; professional HD and major motion picture compositing; multiple-colored screen composites (background, foregrounds, and objects); directing storyboards and talent; working with virtual sets; motion tracking; and much more.