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December 21, 2014

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TV's Green Screen Revolution Is Here (VIDEO)

by Ryan McKee, posted Feb 19th 2011 2:00PM
As savvy television fans already know, many shows do not shoot on location. Seeing TV characters walk down Broadway in New York does not mean they were actually there. In fact, chances are they weren't even in the Big Apple, or even within thousands of feet of it.

It's getting even easier for television studios to create locations or backdrops thanks to green screen technology, and TV is taking as much (if not more) advantage of green screen as movies. And we're not just talking about the science fiction shows. Some series that set in the real world are actually shooting in some warehouse or vacant lot.

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Don't Believe Everything You See on TV

by Bob Sassone, posted Feb 18th 2010 4:02PM
TV fans are used to having special effects in TV shows, but the scenes where special effects or a green screen/Chromakey are used are usually easy to spot, or at least we look at them and say "I bet that was camera trickery or green screen." This video shows that Chromakey is used in almost all TV shows, even ones you wouldn't expect.

This is rather eye-opening. The next time I see the camera go from David Letterman to Paul Shaffer on 'The Late Show' I'm going to yell at my TV, "green screen!"

[via Boing Boing]

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Stephen Colbert vs. The Decemberists

by Annie Wu, posted Dec 1st 2006 2:45PM
Stephen ColbertOkay, so... A few months ago, a bunch of Stephen Colbert fans started modifying footage of Stephen rolling around in front of a green screen, flailing a light saber, to make fun videos. Y'know. Just for kicks. Somehow, the folks over at The Colbert Report caught wind of this and made it into an official Green Screen Challenge. The difference? Capitalization. The Challenge was a big hit... and it seems like indie group The Decemberists are looking to get a little green screen action too, through their new contest, Re-animate The Decemberists, in which fans download footage of the band playing in front of a green screen and create their own video.

Colbert called the band out in an episode last week, accusing The Decemberists of riding on his coat-tails. He then instructed the Colbert Nation to enter The Decemberists' contest, but work in his green screen footage from the first Challenge to tear down the band. Oh snap! But wait. There's a second, unexpected snap...

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Stephen Colbert's green screen challenge has a winner! -- VIDEO

by Annie Wu, posted Oct 12th 2006 12:31PM
Colbert Green ScreenLast night, Stephen Colbert finally announced the winner of his Green Screen Challenge (which was not a contest). The competition had finally boiled down to two finalists... Bonnie R. and some random guy named George L.

Yes. Yes. George freakin' Lucas made an appearance on the show to present his green screen entry. The man whipped out the big guns from LucasFilm and created a hilarious clip... complete with Jar Jar Binks interaction! I can safely say that's the first time I've ever laughed at Jar Jar.

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Colbert + green screen + iPod = even more fun - VIDEO

by Joel Keller, posted Aug 29th 2006 6:19PM
Colbert + green screen + iPodPeople are really getting creative in response to Stephen Colbert's "Greeen Screen Challenge," where he asked viewers to fill in behind him as he pantomimed a light saber fight in front of a green screen. Rich already showed you a good example of what's been created already, but for my money, I like the one depicted above.

Why? Not really for the whole iPod thing; the iPod-ification of videos has been done before. It's the foresight of the creator to replace the light saber with an iPod in the first place. Doing that opened up a whole bunch of possibilities. And who doesn't like seeing shadows jump around on a brightly-colored screen? Anyway, like I said, you can see for yourself when you watch the video, which is after the jump.

[via ytmnd.com]

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