Compositing in animation is similar to compositing in still image editing but with motion. Compositing is the combining of two or more images still or motion into a single image or shot. There are multiple ways to achieve this from a green screen to various software. We are going to start with a simple animation added to a photo background to create a composite video shot. There are four key elements to pay attention to in order to get a believable composite: camera angle, lighting, shadows, and interaction.

Lesson Time

15 Minutes
Guided Practice
60 Minutes
Independent Practice
120 - 180 Minutes

Industries / Subjects / Grades

Industries / Pathways
  • Arts, Media, and Entertainment
Grade Levels
  • 9
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12
  • Post-Secondary
  • Adult

Standards and Objectives


California's 2008 CTE Standards (2)
California Academic Content Standards (1)

Related Instructional Objectives (SWBAT...)

  • Students will understand the component steps and skills required to design, edit, and produce a single shot composite.
  • Students will develop skill in the manipulation of digital imagery.

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