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Compositing with Green Screen Effects

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In this sample chapter from Learn Adobe Premiere Pro CC for Video Communication: Adobe Certified Associate Exam Preparation, 2nd Edition, you will complete a project scenario on weather reports to learn how the television industry uses compositing with green screen effects. Learn how to “key out” a background, import a layered Adobe Photoshop CC file, and more.

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In this project’s scenario, our editor for Brain Buffet TV is out today, so we need you to edit the weather report. This will give you some great practice compositing the footage shot on our green screen with the weather graphics. You’ll learn how to “key out” a background, import a layered Adobe Photoshop CC file, and light for green screen. The entire scene is only about 25 seconds long.


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As you’ve learned, production can’t start until the project requirements are clearly understood. Let’s review them before you begin:

  • Client: Brain Buffet TV

  • Target Audience: Brain Buffet TV is broadcast at the Happy Old Retirement Home, so your target audience is 70–90 years old, mostly female.

  • Purpose: The purpose of the weather report is to let the people living in the retirement home know what type of weather to expect if they go outside.

  • Deliverables: The client expects a 20-to-30-second video featuring the weather report layered over the map and motion graphics illustrating the weather-related facts. The video should be delivered in H.264 720p. The client also requires an audio file that can be used to create a written transcript for the deaf. The audio should be delivered in MP3 format with a bitrate of 128 Kbps.

Listing the available media files

Some media has already been acquired for the project. What do you have to work with? Unzip the project files using the same techniques you used for the previous project, and look through the unzipped folders:

  • A master video clip shot in front of a green screen

  • A weather map still image in Photoshop format with separate layers for sunshine, temperatures, and thunder and lightning

  • A TV station logo still image in Photoshop format

  • A hiking photo

With these items, you’re ready to start setting up the project.

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