The History Of Faking It On Film


From comes a new lesson in how green screen compositing is a natural by-product of movie-making magic.

Travelling mattes have been employed since before the 1900s, pioneered by some of cinema’s earliest tricksters, such as George Méliès.  We’ve posted about the prolific use of green screen in a few featurettes and supercuts before on Movie Citizens, but to learn how “painted glass” has evolved into modern-day chromakey, is pretty fascinating.

Check out the lesson below…

Source: Vimeo


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