Here’s your chance to show off your chroma keying muscle… Filmmaker IQ is holding a Greenscreen contest. We shot this footage for our Chromakey course and we’re giving you the opportunity to recut it.


The rules are simple – we’re giving you seven greenscreen shots recorded for our course “History and Techniques of Modern Chromakey.” Your job is to use some or all of t his footage to create something AMAZING. The only rule is you have to use at least one shot from the seven we’re giving you – otherwise we’re giving you total free reign to let your imagination go wild.


1st Place Prizes

ikan ID500-v2 2-Point Light Kit

These LEDs will be a great addition to your lighting kit – they’re very soft and even lights – great for lighting a chroma key screen or just general purpose everyday lighting. Strike up these babies with pride because you made an awesome greenscreen video. (Value $1049)


Full Version of Blackmagic Design’s DaVinci Resolve

DaVinci Resolve is a fully featured color correcting and grading software package from Blackmagic Design. This full version features real time performance, Unlimited Grades, Noise Recution and Motion Blur Effects, Object Tracking, Image Stablization and much more. (Value $995)


Second Place Prize

We’re adding a little something to this greenscreen contest. As you all know, first prize is a ikan Light Kit and a copy of DaVinci Resolve. Anybody want to see second prize? Second prize is a set of steak knives.


How to Send Us Your Video

  • Create your video and upload it to Vimeo.
  • Make sure you post your video to the Filmmaker IQ Greenscreen Contest Forum in a new topic with the title of your video. Videos not posted to the Forum will not be eligible to win.
    (To post a new topic in a Forum click the “New Topic” button on  the Forum’s main  Page. )


The Filmmaker IQ Greenscreen Contest runs from July 17th, 2013 to 11:59 p.m. EST on August 23rd, 2013. Winners will be posted on August 26th, 2013.

How to Get the Footage

Now for some techie stuff. We’re offering the footage in a couple of different ways. The quickest and easiest way is to download the compressed MP4 from our Vimeo page.  Click on this LINK and click on the tab that reads “Download”. There you will be given a set of options:


Select and download “Original .MP4 file” – it’s 726 megabytes – compressed using H.264 codec. Is that ideal for chromakeying? Heck no! But it will work…

But if you want the Best Quality footage – you’ll want the Blackmagic Cinema DNG Raw files and we’re providing you those on our Google Drive here. If you’re unfamiliar with Blackmagic DNG files – each clip is stored as a series of DNG files separated by folder. These folders correspond to file names in the Vimeo link above. Just realize – these files are BIG – 22 Gigabytes in total…

Here’s a great resource on how to get started working with Blackmagic Cinema DNG using their free version of Resolve Lite

Want to Learn More about Chromakeying?

Check out our lessons on Greenscreen – from the history of compositing and mattes to the elements for a great chroma key.

Contest Forum

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