background projection


Definition of background projection

: the projection of still or motion pictures onto a translucent screen that is then photographed from the opposite side and used as the background for live action sequences of a photoplay

called also back projection, process projection

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First Known Use of background projection

1948, in the meaning defined above

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“Background projection.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jan. 2021.

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