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Green screen

Started by LandyVlad, 05 Jan, 2022, 11:00 AM

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I never got around to it previously, but I am still thinking of getting a green screen setup, but want to do so at the minimum cost.

I just bought a few LED lights (Yonguo) with stands so illumination for screen and subject (me) should be adequate but I need to know what screen setup would be best.

Probably most of what I'd do would be talking to camera while sitting so one of the smaller screens might do the job but then I might find myself wanting to try more creative things and wishing I'd chosen a different set up?

I've watched a number of YouTube tutorials (and can figure out the editing part so don't really need advice on that front).

As far as set up is concerned I know that lighting is important. - the screen needs to be well lit as does the subject and ideally the subject should be lit from behind as well to minimise green screen reflection. (Though that can probably be minimised in post, with some feathering if needs be,)

In any event I welcome input, tips, links etc from those who have some green screen experience.
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Funny you should mention it - I picked up one not long ago

Lighting and distance (physical) are more important than anything else I would say.

Professionally when doing GS, it's like a minimum of 10 lights and a painted surface or stretch canvas.
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Rhody Seth

I picked up one for my wife on Amazon for her Zoom calls.  It's just your basic green cloth fabric.  I've used it for a couple silly videos.  You can definitely see the edges at times but it was good enough for my purposes.  I almost certainly needed more light and a better screen if I wanted to make it look more realistic.  But for my purposes it was good enough.
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