Visual Effects Workshop: Green Screen for Beginners
with Chad Goei
Date & Time
July 17, 2010, 2pm–5pm
July 24, 2010, 2pm–5pm
July 31, 2010, 2pm–6pm
Machine Project
$225 for members
$250 for non-members

An introduction to Visual Fx and Digital Compositing concepts through Green Screen extraction.


  •  Computer
  • Adobe After Effects w/Keylight (trial available)
  •  No previous experience needed.


Class 1
Saturday, July 17, 2pm–5pm
with Chad Goei

– Overview of the art of Visual Fx and its uses in media

– What is Compositing?

– 2D and 3D concepts

– After Effects Intro: The interface & basic tasks

– The concept of Keying

Class 2
Saturday, July 24, 2pm–5pm
with Chad Goei

– The Green Screen shoot: Students will be shot against Green Screen to composite themselves in a scene. We will be shooting with a still camera, however basic shooting & compositing concepts remain the same. We will also be working with sample green screen footage

– How to capture footage in Final Cut

– Working in After Effects:

o Layers, Masking, Keyframes, Animation, Color & Alpha Channels

o General Tools & Plug-ins

– Keying Methods (we will be focusing on Keylight)

– Pulling a Key and Compositing onto a background

o G-mattes & clean-up

Class 3
Saturday, July 31, 2pm–6pm
with Chad Goei

– Overall Integration:

o Color-corrections, Focus, Grain, Lightwrap, Shadows etc.

o Adding other elements to your scene

– Rendering

o File formats, Image Data, Compression

o Creating output templates

o Rendering Elements, Mattes, and Final Rendering

Refund policy:

Please note, all class fees include a non-refundable enrollment deposit of $25 that will be deducted from your refund if you sign up for, then drop, a class. So, for example, if you sign up for Machine Sewing 101 and pay the $155 class fee, but then remember that you have trapeze school final exams that conflict with the Sewing class and shouldn’t have signed up after all, we will refund you $130 of your tuition payment.

Gift certificate purchase:

If you have a Machine Project gift certificate you’d like to redeem for a class, please email us at machine@machineproject.com and let us know.