Seth Wessel-Estes, Comparitive Literature, Cinema Studies

Contact swestes@u.washington.edu

Experiments with placing actors in a manufactured environment using green screen techniques

The focus of this project is to learn how to create a false
environment and place an actor in it and see to what degree they can
believably interact with it. This is an experiment with building a
miniature set using only common household items (mostly
cardboard), then using a green screen to put an actor on this set.
Using the DVXs progressive frame technology, the effectiveness of
this on green screening techniques could be measured. The idea of the
video itself would be to experiment with using movement of this
environment to create the illusion of movement of the actor. Also,
this short video would experiment with using changes in focus with the
actor as well as the background to create a false depth of field and
see if fake focus racking could be achieved.