Why You Can Spot Bad Green Screen

Green screen looks terrible sometimes. Here's why. • Get access to CuriosityStream, including Nebula and my original series, for just $2.99/month here: curiositystream.com/tomscott
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  • who would find this interesting? 2.4 million ppl: *yes*

    SynisterSynister9 saatler önce
  • was that photoshop in the thumbnail?

    Frost LuckFrost Luck10 saatler önce
  • it's because the youtuber forgot to change his shirt to a different color

    BrawlExpertBrawlExpert17 saatler önce
  • ahem the shitty tik tok green screen

    sinistersinisterGün önce
  • The original technique was blue screen. When and why did it change?

    Joe SmithJoe SmithGün önce
  • ur editor is acc amazing

    Sgt BeanSgt Bean2 gün önce
  • Jesus. The Work put into this. I am really amazed, thank you for all of this clarification!

    Frenzied Unicorn ProductionsFrenzied Unicorn Productions2 gün önce
  • *Plot* *twist: The supposed 'green screen' is actually completely real. But Tom himself is a green screen. **_Exposed_*

    Joshua DCostaJoshua DCosta2 gün önce
  • all green screen looks trash just paint it

    mudkip b zoominmudkip b zoomin2 gün önce
  • Is studio 4 in granny’s house?

    CreativityVaultCreativityVault2 gün önce
  • didn't search for this but thank you.

    Lynn doesn't existLynn doesn't exist2 gün önce
  • I'm so lucky that I have a green wall so I don't need to buy the green screen 🤣

    Nicolò CiardiNicolò Ciardi3 gün önce
  • Nickelodeon has the worst green screen

    CriTical SoaRCriTical SoaR3 gün önce
  • nah it’s just the person that has green blood makes their face deformed

    Dollan LeDollan Le3 gün önce

    Tragetty NoobTragetty Noob3 gün önce
  • The Indians watching this

    ITZJORDITZJORD3 gün önce
  • Remember when Captain Disillusion dressed up as Tom while talking about green screens?

    Bad Username CreatorBad Username Creator3 gün önce
  • mmm ... Informative, what will it give me? For example, if you go to watch a movie, you can see a bad job? but I'm not a couch critic. I just want to see a movie.

    LastSpyLastSpy3 gün önce
  • Did you green screen yourself onto a green screen?

    LucoleLucole3 gün önce
  • Another basic tip I learned the hard way long long ago: Never use lossy compression, keep the original videos in raw or use a lossless codec.

    Mister FusionMister Fusion3 gün önce
  • It's easy to fool someone when they're already fooling themselves

    Nick WilsonNick Wilson4 gün önce
  • The thumbnail looks like blonde James Charles

    Dominick SessionsDominick Sessions4 gün önce
  • dont Critique the green screen from The big bang theory!

    ONI Director [REDACTED]ONI Director [REDACTED]4 gün önce
  • Albert Eniestien is that you?

    realprivacyrealprivacy4 gün önce
  • if it was anyone else talking i probably would've clicked off the video 45 seconds in

    epic memerepic memer4 gün önce
  • interesting

    MoominLot3MoominLot34 gün önce
  • I have no idea why I’m watching this so Imma send it to my younger brother just to confuse him

    Hugo BernierHugo Bernier4 gün önce
  • I shouldn’t have watched this video for the reason now that I have too much stuff to search up how to do

    SoogwaySoogway4 gün önce
  • Ok that is why led screens are getting famous

    Actual TrumpActual Trump4 gün önce
  • found it..

    AK97AK975 gün önce
  • you got a big head

    PiotrPiotr5 gün önce
  • What i dont get is why so many TV ad`s suck with green screen... They film just a 14 second commercial, yet they manage to COMPLETELY fail. Its especially one advertise here that is for some sort of Lottery (folke lotteriet si its name in Norwegian). Its not supposed to look convincing that theyre standing infront of whatever the background is, but they dont even bother to fix the green reflection on the people standing infront of the green screen... The background is red, same is their shirts, but they reflect green... Its just amazingly bad...

    The Gaming NorwegianThe Gaming Norwegian5 gün önce
  • He's talking about green screens but his face isn't silver!!

    Aaron LongAaron Long5 gün önce
  • why did his head look big in the thumbnail

    nipple _nipple _6 gün önce
  • Like the other 75% of the comments, I am going to say that every episode of yours looks like a headache to edit.

    Lemonade Boys OfficialLemonade Boys Official7 gün önce
  • you look like a 54 years old baby with a wig. No offense.

  • i only know one nebula, and it's my aereosol machine

    Ser WoolsleySer Woolsley8 gün önce
  • Big Bang Theory is filmed in front of a live studio audience. They can't film 20 miles outside of Los Angeles.

    #Triggered#Triggered8 gün önce
  • Lighting.

    ChenzoChenzo8 gün önce
  • you dont have legs haha

    BadAtLosingVideogamesBadAtLosingVideogames9 gün önce
  • Tom: *shows how to make green screen more realistic* Me who doesn't even have a green screen: Ah yes, yes indeed

    Cyber DuchCyber Duch10 gün önce
  • Hey Tom, i just signed up at curiositystream, and Nebula is missing (unless it's region blocked). Might want to update that description if it's not gonna be available in the near future. Great video anyway. I think Black Panther is another good example of bad greenscreen in big budget movies. Particularly in the scene where he's in the Ancestral Plane after the voodoo stuff

    KasperKasper11 gün önce
  • Some of us don’t even fully care about what you teach we just subscribe because of the godly editing

    shrek's remaining braincellshrek's remaining braincell11 gün önce
  • Just asking what editing software do use/ does your editor to use?

    GlitchMCGlitchMC12 gün önce
  • wow I needed that thank you

    lilspoonlilspoon12 gün önce
  • You can delete white screens too :P or pink or another

    Brawl Comp'sBrawl Comp's12 gün önce
  • Can you spot bad blue screen?

    Dominic KeijzerDominic Keijzer12 gün önce
  • You purposely should’ve made the green screen bad in this video

    Kairyuu CruzKairyuu Cruz12 gün önce
  • Because they are bad?

    GoatGoat12 gün önce
  • Tom Scott

    Name commenterName commenter13 gün önce
  • Depth of focus... if the back ground is sharp it is not a fair reproduction of a real world clip where a camera would have been focussed on the presenter and the background then is thrown out of focus, depending on the focal length of the lens, distance to subject, aperture. I think Tom's computer museum background was artificially too defocussed for the choice of lens.

    HambledonSurreyHambledonSurrey13 gün önce
  • can you please tell me what animation engine do you use? Or does someone know?

    Selma GogaSelma Goga13 gün önce
  • Does depth-of-field also affect it? Or are we all just acclimatised to all video nowadays being captured with a tiny CCD so that everything is in focus simultaneously in a way that our eyes looking naturally at a scene would never observe?

    Edward CreeEdward Cree13 gün önce
  • The Mandalorian has this figured out using an array of LED screens and Unreal Engine

    cisycisy13 gün önce
  • The thumbnail is disgusting.

    şansşans13 gün önce
  • When a Marvel movie has a bad green screen Me: Impossible

    A sponge named bobA sponge named bob13 gün önce
  • I can see movie green screen

    AzianGreenAzianGreen14 gün önce
  • Even NASA couldn’t get the green screen right for the moon landings so don’t be too harsh on bing bong theory THOMAS

    piccamixpiccamix14 gün önce
  • bro we have to pay to watch the series? noo i was looking forwards to watching it

    laceylacey14 gün önce
  • The big bang was filmed in front of a live studio audience, so they had to green screen it.

    John GreenJohn Green14 gün önce
  • I thought my device died

    Brenda RamosBrenda Ramos14 gün önce
  • 0:53 Tom Scott plays roblox and uses Roblox's cursor

    HellowHellow14 gün önce
  • Tom Scott looks like Brent Spiner's brother.

    Michelle StoneMichelle Stone15 gün önce
  • I’m actually disappointed that Brits watch Big Bang Theory. I expected better.

    Borsalino KizaruBorsalino Kizaru15 gün önce
  • david mitchell's soapbox vibes

    BobBob15 gün önce
  • Give me views

    The HaxerThe Haxer16 gün önce
  • The funniest use of greenscreen I did is when I had a problem with pulling over an animation I did to a video editing program. The background was all black and odd when it was supposed to be transparent. My solution was to make the background of the animation green and then use the green screen function. It worked perfectly.

    Viken emmaViken emma16 gün önce
  • I had a stroke trying to read the title

    ViperxViperx16 gün önce
  • 1:20 if you are having amoled screen... you'll notice.

    COLD BYTECOLD BYTE16 gün önce
  • Good green screen can be done so well that you can't tell. It's just bloody difficult.

    Azad EntertainmentAzad Entertainment16 gün önce
Why You Can Spot Bad Green Screen