Why You Can Spot Bad Green Screen

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Genre: Education

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Tom Scott

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Shared June 29, 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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Sound also plays a factor, you can hear the reverb as Tom is sitting a small room where as being outside it wouldn't be there at all.

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Alternate title idea: Torturing my animator for 5 minutes straight

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In short: if it's too hard to trick people just stop trying to trick them.

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I like how Tom always talks to us like we are on a train that's starting to slowly pull away from the station, and he's jogging along side it trying to give us profound life-changing information before we never see each other again.

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Grumpy Goose

Imagine meeting someone in real life and they look like they're greenscreened in.

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Shelbyville Rules

"You might not have noticed, but your brain did”

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Jexy 64

Th editor while doing the bad green screen effects:

"Process failed correctly"

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Preston Duffield

Lets be honest, the editor narrated this one. He's a pro!

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l thetuerkgamer

In today's episode: Tom Scotts's Editor Flexing his skills fpr 5 minutes straight

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Emma Blackery

Wow I loved this, so interesting to finally know exactly why things looked wrong on TV shows now and again! I've used green screens for years and would get so worked up about why it always looked bad. I think I've committed every sin here.

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Commentur The Great

Filming tip: If you don't have a green screen, film on a blue screen and then replace the background with green.

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did anyone else feel like the zoom out made Tom's head look absolutely massive? Just me?

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Thomas Gideon

Big Bang Theory:
Those rocks are actually ones that have been used several times in Star Trek. You have to go through some serious environmental hoops to film out there these days.
Mind you, this still doesn't excuse their garbage green screen for that shot.

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Medlife Crisis

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

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Jason Agnoli

I would’ve never even though about using the same camera, makes sense.

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1 sub equals to 1 neck for big ed

It's weird not hearing in the begining "CAPTAIINNN DISILLUSION HERE!"

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Alternate title : Tom Scotts editor flexing his skill for 5 minutes

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For the show, aside from the lighting on the actors not showing up on the wall, and the dodgy drop shadow, there's also the issue of the wall no shadowing the actors. Conan is lit from behind him from an upper left direction. But there's just a wall there. He's got an impossible rimlight. I really wonder why they didn't just get a piece of wood in front of the actors. Even if they didn't have them in the same location, if you keep the lighting consistant and the pieces of wood are similar enough you could stitch those two pieces together and have it look like they're in front of a wall. It couldn't look much less elevatory than this.

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Vito C

In a parallel universe, a green-shirted Tom is presenting this in front of a Red Screen

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All of The Big Bang Theory was filmed in front of a live audience so it makes perfect sense that they used green screens instead of moving around.

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