Thursday, January 29, 2015

Using a green screen:

If you are new to the film world and you have a small budget then you may want to invest in a green screen. One amazing thing about the green screen is you can put subjects anywhere in the world as long as you have the right pictures and backgrounds. Here are some tips on how to use a green screen:
  1. Keep a steam iron handy because you don't want a wrinkled green screen unless you are using a different effect.
  2. Make sure you have space when setting up your green screen.
  3. It is good to place the subject a good distance away from the green screen to avoid shadows, unless you are using a different effect.
  4. Make sure you use a good lighting technique, usually a back light, a fill light, and a light on the subject. Unless you are looking for a different effect, the green screen should be well lit with even light and no dark spots. There are apps that have ways to test the lighting of a green screen.
  5. Make sure you have extra clamps when pinning down your green screen.
  6. Find a software that accommodates the green screen effect and you're on your way to using your green screen effectively.

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