Join Richard Harrington for an in-depth discussion in this video Lighting the green screen, part of Green Screen Techniques for Video and Photography.
Abba Shapiro: So Rich, now that we have our lighting set up for the model, could you talk a little…bit about lighting for that green screen background?…Rich Harrington: Sure. The goal is we want things as absolutely even as possible.…So Abba, I want you take a look through the viewfinder and just sort of let me know what you're seeing.…Abba: So, to my eye it was perfectly smooth, but once we actually look at the playback…in the histogram, and I can see there are some darker spots.…Rich: Yeah, there is and so to adjust for that, I'm going to make sure that I get the…angle right on the background, and I'm going to adjust the intensity of the light.…Now, this particular light has a dial, so you see there that we can go ahead and really ramp that up.…
In this case, I'm going to take it all the way up to 100% to get it as bright as possible,…and I might even swing this in.…So, let me know, am I on your shot, Abba, if I move this in?…Abba: Let's take a look. Nope. You're still good.…We're still pretty tight and even if you came in a little bit, we can always crop that out in the post.…
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- Why use green screen?
- Using a fabric, Flexfill, or Reflecmedia backdrop
- Lighting the green screen
- Establishing a relationship with the subject
- Shooting handheld
- Shooting with a DSLR
- Using a sync sound workflow
- Processing raw footage
- Creating transparency in Photoshop
- Removing the background
- Adjusting background focus
- Keying in Premiere Pro or After Effects
- Animating the camera
Skill Level Appropriate for all
After Effects CS6 Essential Trainingwith Ian Robinson8h 41m Beginner
Foundations of Video: Cameras and Shootingwith Anthony Q. Artis2h 58m Appropriate for all
1. An Introduction to Green Screen
2. Prepping the Green Screen
3. Lighting the Subject
4. Working with the Subject
5. Best Shooting Practices for DSLR Video
6. Background Selection
7. Creating Backgrounds in a Nonlinear Editing Tool
8. Creating the Composite for Motion
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