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					Cool Video Editing
Video editing is a broad field and there
 are many video production companies
 out there, but at the end of the day, it’s
 always cool. Some parts of video editing
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 are cooler than others, though, and the
 most fun I’ve ever had in video
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 production is in special effects
 development and processing.
Perhaps unfortunately, special effects can
 be kind of hard to get the hang of – it is
 its own field, after all – but that doesn’t
 mean it’s completely inaccessible.
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Today, we ll look at two of the most
 useful video production techniques that
 result in some of the coolest video edits
 you’ve ever seen – guaranteed.
Chroma Keying
Chrome is a technique we use to
 eliminate a certain color from a shot.
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 While that sounds useless in practice, it
 gives us a host of cool effects. One of the
 most common of these is to use the
 green screen, key the color green, and
 then replace that removed screen with a
 backdrop we choose. Ever wanted to
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 walk on the moon without a space suit?
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 This is how. Need a desert landscape for
 your video project? Chroma key it in.
Setting up chroma isn’t too hard, but it
 does require a few special pieces of
 equipment. You’ll need a green screen,
 for one. While in theory you could use
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 anything that’s green, you definitely
 want a specially made green screen, as
 these are designed so as to display
 minimal shadow and keep their shape.
Y ’ll also need a software capable of
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 keying a color; for this, use Premiere Pro
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 or Final Cut Pro
Once that’s in place, just set your
 subjects against the screen; film; key the
 color in your software; and replace the
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 ‘key’ with your image, or video. Easy as
 pie, and a great way to add some spice
 to your video production.
Duplicate Someone
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Sometimes, you need one actor to
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  appear twice in a shot You have two
  options: Clone him, or duplicate the
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  image. Since I m not a scientist, I ll teach
  the latter.
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It’s really easy, actually, and uses the
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 setup we had above. First, shoot the
 backdrop, and then film the actor doing
 his two parts against the g
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 (not at the same time, of course), key
 out the green from both videos, and then
 set them against your backdrop.
That way, you’ll have your actor and her
 doppelganger i th same shot – no
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 cloning necessary.
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