A&P Green Screen setups

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  1. hurleyint1386

    hurleyint1386 Someone has sand in their vagina

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    Anyone use green screening? If so, could you let me know your exact setup? My boss is looking to start doing green screening and wants to know exactly what kind of equipment people are using. Let me know!
     
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    ace3 mouthify my wang.

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    uh, chromakey background and a camera? that's really all you need.

    well, and some light
     
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    isaac86hatch This thread sucks

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    tetsuo And shepherds we shall be...

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    and a lens :hsugh:
     
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    everything you'd use for a seamless white background, but with green paper?
     
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    not your most intelligent thread :rofl:
     
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    hurleyint1386 Someone has sand in their vagina

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    Wow. I'm looking for brands and equipment. How many lights on the green screen? How many lights on the subject? Why kind of lights? What brand green screen? I want the whole setup. Not " camera and green screen "
     
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    how big of one do you need?
     
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    hurleyint1386 Someone has sand in their vagina

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    something rather large, but not huge
     
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    I seriously dont think any of this matters. You are using a green screen cause you are looking to mask your subject away from it later. so any oddball color will work. and the lights are going to simply be the exact same stuff you are using for doing any pictures now. You can go with some cheap vivtars and cactus triggers and so ugly ass baby shit green bedsheet to be honest. And I prolly would do that myself. I use cheap flashes (a 550EX adn a 540ez) and cactus triggers for my light setup and I used a white sheet till I got seamless. and when I look to change the background I take this blue looking sheet and use that for a background. Just be careful of light spill. You need plenty of space between your background adn your subject. When you think you got enough, take another step
     
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    Any green or blue screen work needs to have solid, even lighting on the background. Hot spots or dark spots make masking more difficult. And, as wiseguy4 said, you must have enough separation of the subject and the background to avoid green light bouncing onto the subject.
     
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    hurleyint1386 Someone has sand in their vagina

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    I should have mentioned this is for video, not photography. So hot lights would be the best rather than using camera flashes
     
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    We do this all the time. In fact, a corner of our video studio is a blue screen cyc.

    If you've never done it before, practice before you have a "real" shoot to do. Keying out the green or blue background can be tricky.

    We use a pair of 1k softlights mounted on an overhead grid plus we'll often bounce some 1k's off of white foamcore on the sides of the studio to light the blue screen. I'll use a lightmeter or the camera's histogram to ensure that the screen is lit evenly.

    Then we'll place the talent about 10' or more in front of the blue screen and light them separately. Make sure not to give too much hair or back light to the subject. We often have to use flags to block unwanted light from hitting the background or subject.
     
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    hurleyint1386 Someone has sand in their vagina

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    thank you. This was the response I was looking for. The only other thing I was looking for was any kind of brands you use. We were looking at westcott at the expo and were thinking we might do that. We took a class on chroma keying and they said green is the easiest to use unless your subject has a lot of green, then you could use blue or red.
     
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    Green is easier simply because more people will wear blue colored clothing rather than green colors.

    We use Arri lights and/or Mole-Richarson lights. These are industry standard film and video lighting brands.
     
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    hurleyint1386 Someone has sand in their vagina

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    Awesome. I'll make sure to look into those brands I really appreciate the help.
     
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    If you can find some fluorescent lights it should make your day a lot easier for getting a even background. That is of course flo's with a high cri.
     
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