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August 5th, 2009

Yost Wars!

Years ago, my brother Louis and I, along with our friend Yost, decided to try our hand at making a video using green screen. For those of you who don’t know, green screen (or, sometimes, blue screen) is a film technique used to make impossible situations look real. For example, in ET,¬† Elliot and that creepy puppet didn’t actually fly through the air on a bicycle. The actor sat on a bike in front of a giant monochromatic screen, and was filmed pretending to ride. Then, that background color was removed, the image of the kid on the bike was placed in front of the night sky and- Voil√°!- visual trickery!

To Louie, Yost and me, it seemed simple enough. So, we whipped out a piece of neon green poster board from Sav-On and some of Louie’s old Star Wars toys and went to town.

Unfortunately, none of us really knew any of the technical details, so we wound up with all kinds of shadows, which created unsightly blotches in our foreground image. The project was sadly abandoned.

But, ladies and gentlemen, I have just rediscovered it! It’s incomplete, some of the footage is missing, there is not story, and the images are blotchier than I even remembered! Please enjoy “Yost Wars!” in which our friend Yost takes his car out for a spin and, I guess, finds himself racing a T.I.E. fighter.

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