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New Muppets movie must be almost all bluescreen

Discussion in 'Puppet News' started by Puppet crazy, Jun 6, 2012.

  1. Beauregard

    Beauregard Well-Known Member

    It may have to do with the fact that they likely shot the Kermit speech scene many MANY times to get each moment of emotion right, whereas there was no need to keep all the audience of Muppets and Muppeteers waiting for Steve to get the scene exactly right from every angle?
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  2. Hubert

    Hubert Well-Known Member

    I just thought of something else: it would be interesting to find out what the puppeteers thought of all the blue screen they did. I know in the past some of the Muppeteers have said that green screen or blue screen is extremely hard on the puppeteer, as they don't have a set or anything else to work around, but they have to get the placing, eye contact, and everything else right. I think that they've said that that's why Elmo's World is such a pain to shoot, the whole thing needs to basically be done in green screen.
  3. MWoO

    MWoO Well-Known Member

    Kermit was shot separately so that his part could be shot without keeping tons of puppeteers waiting. Imagine if Steve got the giggles that day and couldn't get through it for hours. You'd have a very large group of very grumpy puppeteers. Plus it also gives them a clear shot of all the muppets in a group if they wanted to use it in a trailer or something.

    Green and blue screen are here to stay and have always been a part of the muppets going all the way back to the muppet show. Heck, the Jim Henson hour was all blue screen.
  4. Beauregard

    Beauregard Well-Known Member

    In fact, I am on blue screen right now. The laptop and MC are both formatted in later.
  5. catherine

    catherine Well-Known Member

    I think it's great, they are using blue screen.
  6. WillyThePig

    WillyThePig Well-Known Member

    Disney has been doing everything the cheaper way recently and it's not like they can't afford to do location shots...I mean it's disney, c'mon but unfortunately cheesy Disney channel sitcoms are their priority.
  7. Rymoore21

    Rymoore21 Well-Known Member

    really, you can chroma key any color. some work better than others, but that is how they can get around color conflicts.
  8. WillyThePig

    WillyThePig Well-Known Member

    I've actually seen a pink chroma key screen before in a stop motion film by Marc spess https://www.facebook.com/ZombiePirates/photos_stream
  9. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    MARY POPPINS used yellow for chromakey.
  10. Frogpuppeteer

    Frogpuppeteer Well-Known Member

    not just that but its cheaper to higher 10 puppeteers and use them 100 times than it is to hire 30 - 40 puppeteers

    i remember when i first started moving into TV puppetry, i was so against chroma key because it took away the realism of puppets in the real world...while today i do use it for a few reasons (easier than relying on other people...locations etc) if i can get a shot in the real world i will
  11. Muppetboy09

    Muppetboy09 Well-Known Member

    That must have been difficult, as Yellow can be found in the pigment of our skin.
  12. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    They must be able to do it: they somehow successfully bluescreen Big Bird, and the rings around his eyelids are blue.
  13. Frogpuppeteer

    Frogpuppeteer Well-Known Member

    it really depends on the shade of blue,green or whatever color...take my own stuff...i use Green Screen when it comes to freddy.....now our minds would think he would be nothing than 2 floating eyes and when ever people see this picture they actually question why i would be using grenn
    but the shade of freddy is dark enough to not be effected by the shade of the green


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