View Full Version : Help setting up green screen
November 7th, 2003, 07:05 PM
My green screen just arrived today and I'm having trouble with lighting. Some people told me to use 3 lights and others told me 2. I only have 1 light at the moment but I plan to buy more but what kind of light bulbs should I get anyone hae any suggestions? I'm going to be shooting mostly indoors.
November 8th, 2003, 02:05 AM
Hey man, these are what you need .
Don't know how much cash you have to make purchases, but I've used these lights before for greenscreen shots and they are the greatest thing. You should also be able to rent them from a local production supply house in your area. The link I posted here for you even has tips on doing a VFX setup for your lights. I've used the 4 banks with the greenscreen bulbs by the way.
Kino Flo (http://www.kinoflo.com/product/b_g_screen/bluegreenscreen.html)
November 8th, 2003, 05:24 AM
A lot of green screen pigments glow in UV light. If yours does then using a UV lamp, or a strip light like Kino Flo can really give the screen some punch.
The only issue is that a lot of OTHER pigments also glow in UV, so you have to check anything else that might be illuminated, or flag your lights very carefully.
Also, a lot of detergents have UV glow agents in them, so regular clothes will often glow in UV. You can buy detergents WITHOUT the agents, but you have to check them to be sure.
November 10th, 2003, 09:04 AM
Obviously the key is to avoid spill.
You don't want your subject to have green pigment on their clothes or skin or hair.
Try to light your screen and subject separately.
An evenly lighted screen will give you best results.
Also, try to keep your subject as far away from the Green Screen as possible, while keeping the screen in the background.
Remember, you can always mask out portions of the shot that are not covered by the screen.