HOW TO SET UP A GREEN SCREEN FOR A VIDEO OR PHOTO SHOOT
Hey, everybody, it’s Bonnie Keith with VIDEO Magic Productions.
And today, I just wanted to share some of my thoughts about green screen
filming and use of a green screen.
I think that the possibilities of using a green screen are absolutely endless,
and if you are in need of a video promo or video series for your business
and you don’t really know where to film, the best location
…use of a green screen can offer you unlimited opportunities to
be pretty much anywhere that you want to be.
You can be in another country, you can be in an office,
you can put a video behind you. You can you can put a still image behind you.
The most important thing with green screen is to to have
the screen itself that doesn’t have creases in it.
And the best material that I have found is actually the green screen
that I am using is one that is a pull up green screen.
And the material does not does not have any creases at all. It’s absolutely flat
and that’s what you’re looking for. Also you want to make sure
that your lights, you have enough lights
that you again don’t have any shadows
from the subject to the screen, you usually want to have a distance
of six feet , to be sure away from the green screen.
Actually, right now, I’m about two and a half
or three feet in front, but I have enough lights
working in my favor that I was able to get rid of
the majority of the shadows. And the other thing,
of course, that you will need is some type of editing software
that can take out, which is called keying, KEYING
take out the green, turning the background transparent.
And once you have a transparent background,
you’re able to overlay or actually underlay
any image or video that you’d like. Using green screen can be fun
if you do it right and you start out
with the right material, the right type of green screen,
enough good lights. You want back lighting,
you want side lighting, you want your key light,
so you want at least your three point lighting system
and again, enough distance away from the green screen
that you’re able to avoid having the shadows,
which could cause some problems when you’re editing
in your software afterwards. So hopefully, I gave you
a little bit of information or a little bit of inspiration
to try using a green screen. And if you need any
more in-depth information or you want to know exactly
what type of screen I am using here, what type of lights I’m
using to light this right now, please let me know.
And again, this is Bonnie Keith with VIDEO Magic Productions
coming to you every now and then, with just some little video tips
to make your video day so much better and brighter.
Thank you. See you soon!
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