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Green Screen Fabric

Posted: Thu, 12th May 2005, 5:47pm

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sk8street65

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does anybody know what kind of fabric you use to shoot green screen or blue screen. my price range is under $40 thanks in advance
Posted: Thu, 12th May 2005, 9:39pm

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Marek

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I just used some random bright-green fabric at the store. Cost $12. Sure, there are 'real' greenscreen fabrics, but this works just as good and cost's a fraction of the price. smile
Posted: Wed, 18th May 2005, 1:26pm

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schmutly

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As minidvd is more suseptable to the green part of the spectrum you better off with green, not blue.
As far as green material go 1 step better. Visit your Solver Paint store and they'll mix up for you a 4 litre tin of matt chromakey green. Then buy some mbf and a few of those will be enough to be transportable just about anywhere.Mind you 4 litres is ALOT of paint so go paint the side of your local supermarket...just kiding.
Posted: Wed, 18th May 2005, 2:15pm

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pboniface

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Yes.. apparently, Mini DV is better (however slight) with Green.. but to just give a blanket answer of "use green" is a little bit off... what if.. for example.. I wanted to film an action type movie that involves me wearing camouflage... I would film that against a blue screen, so the green doesnt disappear when I key it smile

I have recently filmed some spitfires... (models) that have green on them... I shot against a blue piece of card in order to composite them.. (The fact that the key isnt perfect doesnt really come into it as the shot involves them against a blue sky mainly..

You could also use red.. if you are using models like that.. (but not if you are filming humans)

Just about any bright(ish) green fabric can be used... watch the "making of" dvd's for most fx based films and you will see the rough shades used...

Or if you watch Zap's behind the scenes footage from "revelations" you will see that you can get away with a lot darker green than you think you can..
Posted: Wed, 25th May 2005, 9:25am

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jotoki

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Pinnacle systems sell green screen cloth on their site for £10 + vat

http://www.pinnaclesys.com. Go to the shop and type chromakey into the search box at the top
Posted: Thu, 2nd Jun 2005, 3:48am

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Gnome326

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it comes free with every purchase of Media Suite or Pinnacle Plus, my cousin just bought it, and so I'm gonna use it!
Posted: Thu, 2nd Jun 2005, 8:19am

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jotoki

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yes indeed it does, depends if you wanna spend £90 on the software or £10 on the greenscreen though. I just bought 5 of the pinnacle ones so i can cover a quite large area. ok so that was perhaps more than th $40 limit but it depends how big an area you want to cover. I just ordered a set not for anything specific but for future use
Posted: Thu, 2nd Jun 2005, 8:20am

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jotoki

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yes indeed it does, depends if you wanna spend £90 on the software or £10 on the greenscreen though. I just bought 5 of the pinnacle ones so i can cover a quite large area. ok so that was perhaps more than th $40 limit but it depends how big an area you want to cover. I just ordered a set not for anything specific but for future use
Posted: Mon, 20th Jun 2005, 2:55am

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Sniped

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Hey, i looked around on that site and i think i may buy one of those, it doesnt post the size on the site and was wondering if u could give us some dimensions for it