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   Chromakey Montage Competition

 

Chroma keying is a special effect that revolutionized filmmaking. In video and film production, chroma keying on green or blue screen allows filmmakers to combine shots, change locations, fix mistakes, maximize budgets and create impossible effects. Every day, audiences see the result of chroma keying's innovative history.

Chroma keying is the process of shooting a subject on camera and replacing that subject in an entirely different background indiscernibly. According to Mercury TV, chroma "refers to the purity, brilliance or richness of a color and its strength and weakness...Keying cuts a hole in an image making it transparent. The resulting hole is then filled with another image." The development of color film and television allowed colors absent in human skin tone to be isolated and separated. Blue and green are the primary colors used as chroma backgrounds.

Hence, we would like to give an opportunity to all filmmakers to present their chromakey montage to showcase their creativity and skill in creating visual effects using this particular technique, by entering this category of the competition.

Participant must explain the segment of the montage where it has been used and how it was done.

Requirement: only blue or green background may be used. See more tips below.

All participants or registered members please note, that all terms and conditions outlined by our partners platforms must be reviewed and agreed to

ENTRIES READY FOR REGISTRATION
Participants MUST register online (please click the button below relevant to your region)

For any enquiries regarding the competition please provide your film title, and tracking number (obtained from the platform of choice during your registration online).

Please note that you must register to enter our competition on any of te following platforms according to your zone

European based filmmakers have multiple platform choices(English subtitles required) please enter either via Festhome.com

European based filmmakers also enter via Click4Festivals.com Click for Festivals - Connecting Films and Festivals

US, Canada, Central and South American countries may submit here


China and Chinese language films (English subtitles required) please enter here


Fees - To be eligible to participate you must register online with any of the above platforms and provide us with all the information requested (films narrated in languages other than English, must provide subtitles SRT file or be embedded. Also enter as or select foreign films category feature or short ok)

Thank you & Good luck.


Note! We do not accept direct registration via email through the listed emails "as above".

 

Films format preferred is MP4, HD, less than 1.8Gig (Technical support)

It is solely up to the filmmaker to compress the film (file) as small as possible and zip it or arj it to make it a small file. 5 points will be deducted if filesn are too large.No exceptions!


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Tips!

Chroma key, also called Chroma key compositing or "green screen," is a technique used in video filming and still photography. Chroma key places the subject of a photo or video in front of a solid green screen (occasionally the screen will be in other colors such as blue or magenta). The subject is then filmed with the Chroma key screen as a backdrop. After the video has been made, video editing programs are used to digitally insert any background desired into the video or photo. The goal of Chroma key is "combining images from different sources and merging them into one seamless image,"

Brightness
The main effect that a Chroma key screen has is brightness. Chroma key screens are typically colored in a brilliant green or blue color. The brightness of the screen is very obvious, and will make the subject of the video much more noticeable than they would be with a dark-colored screen or a backdrop with multiple colors on it.


Definition
A Chroma key screen gives an effect of clear subject definition. Any person or object who is placed in front of a Chroma key screen will stand out in very sharp relief, which makes it easier for the technicians working on the film to insert backgrounds later.


Good luck!




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