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David Lord
Opinions on best way to fix white back drop
on Jul 20, 2017 at 3:24:43 pm

So I did some filming using a white sheet hung up as a backdrop. It didn't turn out all that great as you can see a bunch of wrinkles and shadows etc. I read a couple different ways you can try to fix this. One of them being to create a duplicate layer, and adjusting the blurryness/opacity settings to blend it in with the original. I also read something about compositing in after effects to isolate the background from the people in the shot.

Are there any other creative ways to try to fix this? Or in your opinions, what is the better way to approach It? My goal is to have as clean and smooth white background behind the people as possible.



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Ann Bens
Re: Opinions on best way to fix white back drop
on Jul 20, 2017 at 3:56:40 pm

Might want to post an example.

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David Lord
Re: Opinions on best way to fix white back drop
on Jul 20, 2017 at 4:27:31 pm


Ah, I'm not home at the moment, but it's something like this if that helps. It's just peoe with a sheet as a white background, but it's all wrinkly. Keep in mind it's video, not still photos.



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Warren Eig
Re: Opinions on best way to fix white back drop
on Jul 20, 2017 at 5:15:59 pm

Can you roto the subject, create a mask then adjust the exposure of just the white sheet until it blows out. Usually when you shoot a white background you over expose the white a few stops over key so it doesn't look gray.

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David Lord
Re: Opinions on best way to fix white back drop
on Jul 20, 2017 at 5:58:38 pm

I'll give that a try and report back, thanks!



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David Lord
Re: Opinions on best way to fix white back drop
on Jul 21, 2017 at 4:06:31 am

Ok, well I'm a little more inexperienced than I thought. I was able to figure out how to use the rotobrush tool in AE, but when I apply the levels effect on a duplicate layer in AE, it affects the whole thing when I go back and look at it in premiere pro.

So basically I did this:
duplicated the layter in after effects
Used the rotobrush tool to draw mask out the subject.
Inverted it so that the background (white sheet) was showing
applied levels until it was all blurred out and one color.

In after effects, it shows what I'm looking for. A washed out white background with the subject still in tact, but when i look at in in premiere pro, the whole thing is over exposed. How to I get it to apply to only the background?



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Warren Eig
Re: Opinions on best way to fix white back drop
on Jul 21, 2017 at 5:02:37 pm

Bring the roto version to the front and invert the mask so it removes the background-- all you should be able to see is the subject. Then move the un-rotoed clip to the back. Apply the adjustment to the layer behind the rotoed clip.

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