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
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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
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
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!
Events Screening Dates and Times
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,"
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.
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.