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Matthew Thornton Students Record Newscasts

posted Oct 14, 2009, 11:11 PM by Media Sawdust   [ updated Dec 24, 2014, 6:04 AM ]
Students from Matthew Thornton will be utilizing the green screen to it's fullest once again
this year at the LAC. Approximately 50 5th grade students write and produce newscasts ranging from current events to interviews.  All the technical aspects of the productions are handled by LHS students in the TV production classes.  This includes lighting the green screen properly to get on air talent isolated from the superimposed background (known as pulling a key.)  Keying is a process by which software interprets a single color value in an image as transparent, which allows another image to show through the affected areas.  Color keying, or chromakeying, targets a specific color to remove.  Green is often used in the news environment as it is a color rarely worn by on camera talent and doesn't occur naturally on faces.  
The studio shoots take nearly two weeks to complete before the editing begins. Playback follows on both LEO-21 and CTV-20, and streamed through both websites.