Video: Chroma Key Made Entertaining

Why did chroma key change from blue to green? Well it’s about the move from film to digital.
This video is an amazing combination of the history of chroma key, how it works, how to avoid the pitfalls (did someone mention double or triple keying?) and a healthy dose of parody.

If you can’t handle comedy, jump to 1:50 for the first segment.
On second thoughts, if you can’t handle comedy – come back tomorrow for a talk on ‘How to reduce latency and startup times’. See you then! 😉

Serious now:

a) Watch It
b) Subscribe to Captain Disillusion’s YouTube Channel – if you like this, there’s plenty more to see

Video: Cinema Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow by Mark Schubin

An important reminder of the psychology and biology of watching films – it’s not just about technology.
As we approach the 125th anniversary of people paying to watch movies, Mark Schubin, who has been working in the field for 50 years, takes us on a journey from seemingly undirected early “actualities,” through a century of innovations, to some possible futures for the field. Can two people see completely different things in the same image? Why does a cinema viewer’s attire matter? Is there a correlation between ticket price and enjoyment?

Watch now!