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can I green screen out side?

Posted: Thu, 24th Jun 2010, 2:29am

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Micah master studios

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I do not have a good very good spot to green screen. Can I green screen out side with good results? If you could let me know that would be great.

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Posted: Thu, 24th Jun 2010, 2:35am

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Yeah just watch out for wind that'll cause your screen to flap around and shadows as well. Try to film when it's overcast.
Posted: Thu, 24th Jun 2010, 4:46am

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Indeed, greenscreen outside can work excellent, just make sure you aren't in direct sunlight, as spydurhank mentioned. This will give you great even lighting on your greenscreen, so all you have to worry about is lighting the talent the way you want.
Posted: Thu, 24th Jun 2010, 8:15am

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Yep, outside greenscreen is great, assuming you can control the conditions a little.

You can see some exterior greenscreen stuff in this video:

Posted: Sat, 26th Jun 2010, 2:53am

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Micah master studios

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Thanks guys
that will help a lot.

MMS out
Posted: Mon, 5th Jul 2010, 8:37am

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I should also have mentioned that the tiny greenscreen at the end of that Before-after video, when the guy falls towards the camera, is NOT how you want to be using it. razz
Posted: Mon, 5th Jul 2010, 2:12pm

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Yeah outside green screens work well and the sunlight is an excellent light source. Although you'll want to be sure to use reflectors and such to accurately cast the light on your screen and actors as to avoid shadows.

Also, check out this tutorial I made about green screening in Composite Lab, this one about lighting a greenscreen which covers outdoor shoots a little, and this general tutorial on green screen techniques.