Thursday, March 25, 2010


Jeff Foster’s signed copies of the Green Screen Handbook arrived yesterday. He sent two copies. One was signed to Susan Goforth and me. The other was dedicated to Anne Gallo, the mother of my co-producer, John Gallo, who passed away on Thanksgiving. One of the last things John worked on was to supply and help shape materials from Pendragon Pictures to Jeff Foster, who was compiling The Green Screen Handbook.

I will send it out to you, Anne.

Jeff Foster has toured and lectured on special effects and special effects software. He was the guest speaker at the 2010 Macworld Expo in San Francisco in February. Jeff Foster included ten pages of behind the scenes green screen work we did for the 2005 War of the Worlds in The Green Screen Handbook. He acknowledged our film’s shortcomings, but also shows some of the more successful moments and how they were created. The book is exactly what it says it is. The handbook of how to do everything and anything with green screens. The book is filled with effects shots and explanations from some the best effects guys currently working in the industry. It comes with a tutorial CD. The book is a must for any professional working with green screen effects today.

Good work, Jeff.