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Tip #340: Quick Green Screen Lighting Tip

Larry Jordan – LarryJordan.com

The sun makes a great set light.

Using the sun as a set light is OK by me.

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Looking for a fast way to evenly light a green-screen background?

Move outside.

Let the sun light both your talent and background. However, to avoid screaming at your screen during editing, make SURE your green – or blue – background is as smooth as possible. Wrinkles are almost impossible to key well.


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