Lighting Your Green Screen Subjects to Blend with the Intended Background

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By Jeff Foster Are you planning your green screen shoot with an intended background in mind – like a virtual set or solid colored panel? Or are you going to create your background to match the shots you get? There is a lot of planning you need to consider before lighting your green screen production, … Read more…

Tips for a Great C-Level Presentation


by George Avgerakis: Producers planning a C-level interview might consider giving your executive the following Guide. 1. Take Time for Excellence: Your time is precious. A good video presentation is a powerful force multiplier. Many executives, faced with competing priorities, are tempted to rush through their rehearsal and recording sessions. The effort of making an … Read more…

Shared Storage Opens Doors


The once well-defined lines separating video production from post-production have blurred, creating a situation in which tools central to successful live production are being integrated with technology more often associated with the post realm. As a result, technical directors, editors, graphics specialists, replay operators and others are seeking solutions that more tightly integrate technologies to … Read more…

What is a “Buffer”? What is a “DDR”? What is the difference?

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Important among the elements in a production system are the facilities for storing pre-made content for use at production time.  This is especially the case for live production systems.  The ability to have media of many types available immediately upon need is critical to a smooth live production experience. One such element is a software … Read more…

Quick Tip from the John Lennon Tour Bus: Creating a Split Screen in TriCaster

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Setting up a split screen effect lets you show two camera angles at the same time in a live video production. Ryan L’Esperance shows how they do it on the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus using their NewTek TriCaster. Find more information on TriCaster here.

Simple Green Screen Setups on a Budget

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by Jeff Foster Video Producers have been coming up with creative solutions for working on tight budgets for years. Especially now, with digital video cameras that allow you to adjust and set a custom white balance, you can use a less-expensive solution—shooting your scene outdoors, using hardware-store lighting, or even building your own portable lights … Read more…

Quick Tip from the John Lennon Tour Bus: Setting up Backup Audio

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QuickTip on John Lennon Tour Bus: Get the audio advantage with your live productions as Ryan L’Esperace shows how he creates a backup audio feed on TriCaster productions for the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus. This easy solution can help you avoid the pitfalls of losing your main audio feed during a live video shoot. … Read more…

Quick Tip from the John Lennon Tour Bus: TriCaster Clean Program Output

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Check out a quick down and dirty tip from the John Lennon Tour Bus. Get both a final live video mix and the same live mix without graphics. If your live video production needs graphics but you also need to be able to change the graphics later or just have another version without graphics, then … Read more…