blue screen


Definition of blue screen

: a photographic technique in which a subject is filmed in front of a blue background so as to allow matte compositing of the film with other footage also : the blue background

Examples of blue screen in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web However, Gartner analyst Peter Firstbrook told CNN Business that users should go ahead with the updates because a blue screen is much easier to cleanup than an attack. Millie Dent, CNN, "Microsoft sends another warning: Update Windows now to fix critical security issues," 24 Sep. 2019 This 60-ft tall blue screen, and in the middle of the soundstage was this one tiny set. Aaron Couch, The Hollywood Reporter, "'Upgrade' Director Leigh Whannell on Box Office Pressures and Visiting 'Aquaman' Set," 1 June 2018 The Ghostbusters were then layered on top of this footage using blue screen. Lara Sorokanich, Popular Mechanics, "How Your World Works Podcast: The Special Effects Behind 'Ghostbusters'," 27 Oct. 2015 With miniatures, blue screens and an artist's eye, Richard Edlund helped create a universe that has captivated audiences for decades. Ben Brazil,, "Special-effects trailblazer who oversaw original 'Star Wars' trilogy brings his expertise to Chapman University," 15 Mar. 2018 Eventually, the blue screen behind her will be replaced with billowy clouds against an impossible sky., "A Wrinkle in Time," 19 Dec. 2017 Around the world, 18 effects houses had started creating the hundreds of shots that would fill in all those blue screens. Dan Kois, New York Times, "The Superweirdo Behind ‘Thor: Ragnarok’," 19 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of blue screen

1935, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of blue screen was in 1935

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