The term green screen has become the trendy term used by v-loggers and bloggers in the YouTube generation.
Filming with a green screen is the process of shooting a subject against a colored backdrop, usually green, that will then be replaced, usually through a process called compositing, with another background.
What people do not realize, is you do not have to use just the color green, You can use red, blue, green or any color of the rainbow. The reason they usually use green is because it works well with different skin tones.
- Just as people refer to all tissues as Kleenex, they refer to all luminance keying as green screen.
- Cameras and keying software are a lot better than they used to be, improving the green screen process.
- Green screen produces great photorealistic composites, but they require planning, technique and resources.
“Green screen is the most popular because it tends to work well with people’s skin tones since most people aren’t green unless they’re seasick or nauseated.”