Explore the History of Greenscreen Compositing


The Avengers green screen

Jeremy Renner in The Avengers
Photo: Marvel / Walt Disney

The FilmmakerIQ.com videos posted over on Vimeo are quite fun and interesting to explore as they dissect everything from aspect ratios to lighting and their most recent video takes a look at the history of greenscreen techniques from the original black matte process to the green screen process we are all now so familiar with in today’s films.

The video takes a look at everything from Georges MeliesFour Heads Are Better Than One (1898) and F.W. Murnau‘s Sunrise (1927) to last year’s The Avengers. It runs right around 18 minutes and is well worth the watch just as are many of their other videos, which you can explore right here.