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Green screen question?

Posted: Tue, 22nd Mar 2005, 7:07pm

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johnatkins

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Does blue work better than green? My green screen material doesn't work that good not sure if it's the material. Using fabric just wondering if blue works better. I need something I can throw down on floor then back wall and over any furniture. I'm going to be ordering a bunch of virtual sets I think, because it's easier than finding backdrop sets. Just wondering what you guys think works better.
Posted: Wed, 23rd Mar 2005, 12:07am

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GeeksGoneBad

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There's a TON of stuff on the net for this argument, so do a Google search and you'll find it...


I personally use green and avoid wearing anything green... Your problem is most likley not enough light on the screen... you HAVE to light the screen seperately from your actor and try not to get the actor's shadow on the screen...


jsut a few tips, hope they help...


I even think there's a green screen tutorial here on FXHome too, so search around a bit and you'll be good... smile
Posted: Wed, 23rd Mar 2005, 10:24am

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Simon K Jones

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Greenscreen is better than bluescreen, when it comes to filming on DV, as DV cameras pick up more green data than any other colour, which should result in a cleaner composite.

If you're having problems, it's most likely due to an inappropriate surface or bad lighting. Do you have a shot of your greenscreen we can look at? We can then make suggestions on how to improve the setup.
Posted: Thu, 7th Jul 2005, 7:11pm

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Rabbit Hole Pictures

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dude, greenscreen.

dont use blue screen, usually, youll wear clothes that are blue, so your clothing will start to cut out

they picked green and blue cuz its rare that people wear green, but idk why blue.

no matter what dont use redscreen, you have red particles in your skin, and your face starts cutting out.
Posted: Tue, 23rd Aug 2005, 4:50am

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alexcull

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Lol, justin you just said your own answer. They Use Blue and Green because there are none or very few or those particle colors in your body. And i dont know why someone invented a red screen, it was probably just so that he could say, "I made a type of screen!"
Posted: Tue, 23rd Aug 2005, 9:30am

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Arktic

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Redsuits/screens are used against a green environment or where a green character needs to be chromakeyed.
Posted: Mon, 19th Sep 2005, 12:42pm

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alexcull

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Thats why? Wow, Artik, that actually really helped me. Now i no how i can animate my speeder bike. Thank you.
Posted: Mon, 19th Sep 2005, 1:14pm

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Rabbit Hole Pictures

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hey alex-

yeah, chromy also does a whole bunch of animation stuff, thats how i animated me getting hit by a car, or how i got shot out of the computer in that one film

lol speeder bike