Start filming and compositing with green screen

Course Dates: 02/08/22 - 05/08/22
Time: 18:00 - 21:30
Location: Photography Studio
Compositing, or seamlessly layering images where the subject is placed against any background, is a visual effect used in all film making. Learn effective green screen filming, how to composite images and how to improve the process and workflow on this practical course.
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Full fee £149.00 Senior fee £119.00 Concession £91.00

Course Code: VG540

Tue-Fri, eve, 02 Aug - 05 Aug '22

Duration: 4 sessions

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What is the course about?

In this practical course you will learn about the use and techniques of compositing in professional film making and create your own composited movie clip. You will learn how to set up, light and film effective green screen footage. You will then learn how to import the footage into the professional editing software Adobe Premiere Pro CC and create a short composited sequence using keying video effects.

What will we cover?

- The use of compositing in contemporary film making practice.
- What is Green Screen & How It Works
- determining angles, framing and shot for compositing
- How to Set Up and film a Green Screen Shoot
- How to use Keying effects in Adobe Premiere Pro CC
- How to colour correct your clip for effective compositing
- How to export your sequence as a QuickTime movie.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

- Understand the use of green screen in contemporary film making practice
- Set up and light effectively for a Green Screen shoot
- Set up cameras and film a Green Screen shoot
- Use basic colour correction processes
- Use Keying effects on Adobe Premiere Pro.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

This is a beginners’ course, however some knowledge of cameras and editing software would be advantageous. You should be able to navigate, open and save files on a computer and use dropdown menus.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

You will be taught using a range of techniques including workshops, short lectures, demonstrations, practical exercises, tutorials, group and individual assistance and hand-outs. Please note the City Lit uses Apple Mac computers init's film making studios.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

Our high definition cameras and the latest professional equipment and software are available for your use throughout the course. It would be useful to bring a memory stick (or portable hard drive – please note PC formatted hard drives can be read by Apple mac computers, but not written to.) If you have a camera you feel comfortable working with then this could be an advantage, though not essential.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

You can further develop your skills and interest in Film and Video through a range of courses at the City Lit in digital film making, editing and animation including Adobe After Effects CC.
You can find the outlines of courses available by entering the subject you’re interested in in the search box of the City Lit website at

City Lit offer a range of courses in video and DSLR film making, editing, sound, animated SFX with After Effects, digital and stop motion 2D and 3D Animation and an array of other visual arts courses to enhance your film making practice.

Lyndon Ives Tutor Website

Lyndon began his film career working as a runner on several short films and features whilst writing for his own films. Following this, he wrote, produced and directed three successful short films in quick succession between 2003 and 2006. Since then Lyndon has been developing a number of feature films for his production company while working as a filmmaker, with his most recent short film The Verity featuring in a number of international film festivals. For over eighteen years Lyndon has been running a wide range of practical film courses aimed at beginners and professionals alike. His teaching style is very practical, “I try to make them as enjoyable as possible and hopefully the first thing the students would want to do after the course is make another film…”

Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.