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VFX Breakdown: How to Make Downtown San Diego Look Like Scotland?

How did the team make downtown San Diego look like Scotland? With a bit of green screen and a lot of computer graphics with Adobe After Effects.

The team made use of green screen, a rainy day in downtown San Diego, and stock photography of the Scottish Highlands. The actors’ performance needed to stay within the lime green background. This was keyed out and a garbage matte was used to eliminate the rest of the skyline. Then the team used matte painting for the poles and composited the scene together.

While the process is time consuming, the sped-up video is fun to watch.

Leirigh Films LLC a production company based in San Diego creating inspiring, meaningful, and educational films.

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