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Being Invisible With Green Screen Film Making

This article was written by Lance Thorington.

In the old days of movie or production was common practice to have actors stand on a stage with a revolving drum or video showing scenes behind them. This gave the illusion that the actors were actually standing on a ship or driving through the countryside. Modern film making has abandoned this practice and now use what is called green screen film making.

This modern technology has developed a method for putting two images together in which the color from the first has been removed allowing the image behind it to stand out. An example of this is the news forecaster seen on television. It appears that he is standing in front of a large map when, in reality it is a blue screen background with different maps added wherever the color is located.

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