Test your Knowledge on Hollywoods History of Faking it The Evolution of Modern Greenscreen Compositing
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This is a quiz of 10 questions to test your comprehension of the lesson “Hollywood’s History of Faking it: The Evolution of Greenscreen Compositing”. This is a practice quiz and you don’t need any particular score to pass. All the questions from this quiz will appear again on the “The History and Techniques of Modern Chromakey” Final Exam.
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Question 1 of 10
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What technique did Georges Méliès use for the talking head effects of Un Homme De Tête?Correct
Incorrect. He used mattes for double exposure.
Question 2 of 10
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Why didn’t Edwin S. Porter shoot in a real train station instead of using a matte shot in “The Great Train Robbery”Correct
Incorrect. The cameras and film were incapable of exposing images with the amount of dynamic range of an interior exterior shot.
Question 3 of 10
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Who was one of the early filmmakers often associated with the early use of the “Glass Shot” technique?Correct
Incorrect. It was Norman Dawn
Question 4 of 10
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The Williams Process shot against what color screen?Correct
Incorrect. The Williams Process was a Black back matte process.
Question 5 of 10
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Why couldn’t the “Dunning Process” be used for color film?Correct
Incorrect. The “Dunning Process” lit the subject with yellow light – which was not an issue with black and white film.
Question 6 of 10
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Who won an Oscar for Best Special Effects for the invention of the Bluescreen technique for the 1940 film, “The Thief of Bagdad”?Correct
Incorrect. It was Lawrence (Larry) Butler
Question 7 of 10
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What film studio owned the single camera capable of the sodium vapor process?Correct
Incorrect. The camera was owned by Walt Disney Studios.
Question 8 of 10
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Why couldn’t MGM use the Sodium Vapor Process for compositing shots in Ben Hur?Correct
Incorrect. Ben Hur was to be shot on MGM Camera 65 – a 65mm film format and the Sodium Vapor camera could only shoot 35mm.
Question 9 of 10
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What did Richard Edlund invent for the “The Empire Strikes Mack” which made compositing more efficient and precise?Correct
Incorrect. Richard Edlund invented the Quad Optical Printer.
Question 10 of 10
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Which of these is NOT an advantage of Green over Blue Screen?Correct
Incorrect. Green is not the furthest color from skin tones – blue is.