Now, first of all, Storytime Pup is not being created by a big production company with a staff, crew and big bucks behind it. It is a two-person project taken on for several reasons. The main ones being to entertain children and help out fellow children's book authors. Having something fun to do in retirement will be a nice follow-on benefit. We are learning as we go.
But, I am pleased to announce that the last of our known technical issues was solved last night. That being the re-appearing ghosts. I know you are saying "but wait, I thought you took care of the ghosts a while ago" Well, we did. However, when I was addressing the light and shadow issues, I changed some of the lighting. In doing so, I either had too much or too little light on certain areas of the green screen backdrop. You need to have a consistent wash of light on the background in order for the chroma-key to work correctly. Well, I had some variations and the "ghosting" effect returned. When I tried to adjust the low and/or high threshold in the chroma-key adjustments to remov the "ghosting", then Storytime Pup would slowly start to disappear.
So, I spent last evening adjusting all the background lighting. I first tried to eliminate the background lights all together. But, then my shadows on the background caused "ghosting". So, through moving and repositioning lights and trial and error, I finally eliminated the "ghosting" and managed to keep the light and shadows issues at bay. Maybe I should have just called Ghost Busters :-)
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