Hi! My name is Cédric Bozzi, I make websites and iOS apps, and this is my blog about technology (mostly a Twitter archive, really).

22 February 2010

“The secret behind green screens”

A YouTube video is obviously not the best place to judge the quality of visual effects, but I’ve seen a bunch of these shows and I wouldn’t have guessed that all the exteriors of Grey’s Anatomy were soundstage green screens. Remember when E.R. sent its actors to Chicago one week per year to shoot exterior scenes for the whole season?

Green screens are nothing new, but the really impressive point here is that those effects look that good while being more affordable and time-efficient than sending a couple of actors at the foot of Seattle’s Space Needle.

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