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Green Screen Thoughts

On 09, Jul 2013 | In Business | By Bill

Are you going to shoot yourself some green screen?  Build a virtual set and then drop it in behind your talent afterwards?

It’s going to take twice as long.

Lighting green screen takes a long time because you’re doing almost two completely different setups.  The green background has to be uniformly lit with no shadows.  Your talent will also need to be lit and all of those lights aiming at the wall won’t look very nice on a person.  Especially if that person is going to move around and not just stand on their mark.  So you’re lighting twice.  If I weren’t so tired of putting together this web site I would write another 6 or 7 paragraphs about green screen but I don’t want to die of boredom at a keyboard.  Click on the pic below to watch a test of the technodolly we used to shoot this spot to achieve the “Avengers” style endpage.


“I’ve realized that what you think of when you make a ‘big movie’ if it’s actually a green screen movie, it’s like doing independent New York theater because you don’t have any backgorunds or props.  So it’s kind of like making the lowest budgeted film you could possibly imagine, plus $100 million.” -Emile Hirsch