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Max JacksonKeying Out Shadow Next to Subject?
by on Jan 12, 2011 at 11:10:27 pm

I've been going back and forth between keylight, selective color keys and spill suppressor and I can't seem to key out this subtle shadow next to this lady's foot.

It'd be an insanely long roto job so I have to key it out.

Can somebody tell me what they do to handle green screen shadows touching there subject? There's tons of spill on this subject too, but that's a whole other challenge I can try to balance in another key.

Right now I'm just trying to get a clean edge but this shadow "thing" is constantly attached to her foot.

Any suggestions? Been on this thing for hours.

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Dave LaRondeRe: Keying Out Shadow Next to Subject?
by on Jan 12, 2011 at 11:21:59 pm

How 'bout using another instance of the keyer set to the color of the shadow?

Dave LaRonde
Sr. Promotion Producer
KCRG-TV (ABC) Cedar Rapids, IA

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Max JacksonRe: Keying Out Shadow Next to Subject?
by on Jan 14, 2011 at 7:55:13 pm

Sorry for the delayed response. I thought I had the thread set to send to email.

Yeah, I actually ended up doing something like that. A two-layer keylight job and then just tweaked the settings and added a simpler choker to the core reducing it a bit for edge pixelation.

Funny, I didn't even need a junk matte for this one, it just sort of finally fell into place.

Thanks Dave!

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