How to Set Up a Green Screen for Video Shoots

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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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