Why You Can Spot Bad Green Screen

  • Published on: 29 June 2020
  • Green screen looks terrible sometimes. Here's why. • Get access to CuriosityStream, including Nebula and my original series, for just $2.99/month here: https://curiositystream.com/tomscott

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  • Runtime : 5:41
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  • φ !
    φ !   3 hours ago

    Cue: Captain Disillusion

  • Ivo Wilson
    Ivo Wilson   4 hours ago

    another one that really tell it's bad green screen is the total lack of ambient occlusion, it's more of a videogame term, but it's the penumbra that forms around objects that are close to each other

  • hen ko
    hen ko   5 hours ago

    I'd like to buy your animator and whoever else is responsible for the technical side of this video several beers

  • Clash Robert
    Clash Robert   6 hours ago

    The bitrate of this video is the same as room temperature

  • Liynassit
    Liynassit   8 hours ago

    i thought you already talked about this 2 years ago on your side channel "Captain Disillusion"

  • SPakos SP
    SPakos SP   9 hours ago

    Did you just acknowledge the dolly zoom as something bad and completely neglected the emotion it imbues to the audience?

  • Team Turbo
    Team Turbo   14 hours ago

    The greenscreen keying in this video isn't that good either tho in my opinion. <.< As much as I appreciate all the information he gives here.

  • Nandu wbs
    Nandu wbs   19 hours ago

    why was this in my recommended????? eh, whatever.

  • Gameryusic 825
    Gameryusic 825   20 hours ago

    Me and everyone who uses photoshop: Theres literary no way to get it perfect because it can look off in one minor difference.

  • SubstanceD91
    SubstanceD91   21 hours ago

    This guy needs a personal stylist, his appearance was literally distracting.

  • bowen voowy
    bowen voowy   1 days ago

    together and have it look like they're in front of a wall. It couldn't look much less elevatory than this.

  • FWUTIG 77
    FWUTIG 77   1 days ago

    So basically just give up its to hard XD

  • Methus
    Methus   1 days ago

    okay youtube, i have watched it, now leave me alone

  • Dios
    Dios   1 days ago

    Captain Disillusion.

  • Jordy 229
    Jordy 229   1 days ago

    I honestly think his green screen isn’t that good

  • MrLUL96
    MrLUL96   1 days ago

    pause at 0:56 and its the pose for the thumbnail

  • Barry G
    Barry G   1 days ago

    Re the Big Bang Theory scene...hmmm, i think you took that too seriously...

  • erikig
    erikig   1 days ago

    No mention of Bokeh : o

  • Peter Falconer
    Peter Falconer   1 days ago

    Cracking vid! Quick question - do you use a teleprompter or similar? Also, so exciting you're working with Mike Boyd!

  • Robiswell
    Robiswell   1 days ago

    The editor when making this video 👁 👄 👁

  • Arpad Horvath
    Arpad Horvath   1 days ago

    Please make a video what tools do you use and how you edit these videos, please :)

  • Deep hug
    Deep hug   1 days ago

    together and have it look like they're in front of a wall. It couldn't look much less elevatory than this.

  • Esme Wayne
    Esme Wayne   1 days ago

    That shot with Guardians of the Galaxy is called a dolly zoom or Hitchcock shot and is used a lot in movies to indicate someone learned something dramatic or important so you want to focus on them and their reaction as it takes up more of the screen.

  • Shrey Tyagi
    Shrey Tyagi   1 days ago

    Someone give him Creator of the Decade award.

  • Cinnamon
    Cinnamon   1 days ago

    0:50 I weirdly love this effect, it's like you're being hugged by darkness

  • riley meggison
    riley meggison   2 days ago

    I just created my curiosity stream account and I can't figure out how to connect it to my nebula account and watch your show. :(

  • T Dub
    T Dub   2 days ago

    Easiest way to spot bad green screen, watch ANY NASA or SpaceX video.

  • Omri Ofek
    Omri Ofek   2 days ago

    this reminds me of david mitchell's soap box show

  • The Collectors Conundrum

    You know that feeling you get when you are watching a perfectly sculpted master piece of a video? No? What a shame. Beauty really is in the eyes of the beholder.

  • Milk Plague
    Milk Plague   2 days ago

    The better example of bad green screen is the green screen work in The Office

  • Luke Daly
    Luke Daly   2 days ago

    4:30Wasn't expecting to see Mia Mulder

  • KrœnT
    KrœnT   2 days ago

    3:40 Dolly-Zoom...