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Tip #785: A Good Green-screen Tutorial

Larry Jordan – LarryJordan.com

Quality green screen keys focus on lighting, background and separation.

Image from B&H green-screen video.

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As this video tutorial makes clear, the worst thing you can say on set about a green-screen effect is: “We’ll fix it in post.” As this video tutorial from B&H makes clear, by the time you get a green-screen to post, it is often too late.

This video tutorial illustrates key concepts to improve the quality of green-screen work on set; from lighting to background to staging. While the entire video is filled with tips – and only runs about three minutes – the most useful are examples to help you pay attention to your lighting.

Here’s the link to watch.


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