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How Did Hollywood Do Green Screen Before Everyone Could Just Do It in iMovie?

Or Windows Movie Maker if that's what you're into.

Before computers could just key out background colors automatically, filmmakers had to come up with some pretty inventive tricks to get those awesome special effects shots. Yes, there really was a time before computers, but no one remembers it because it was incredibly boring. The end.

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