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Compositing silver on green/blue screen?

Posted: Fri, 9th Sep 2011, 3:49pm

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rockstarbd82

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So I'm still working on my Godzilla fan film and I might have an opportunity to film an awesome MechaGodzilla costume in it. I have both a green and blue screen. However I know that silver doesnt really work well on chromakey as it reflects color easy. Is there a way or tactive to counter reflection on a silver image when keying on visionlab or a lighting tactic that would work????

any help or advice would seriously be appreciated.
Posted: Fri, 9th Sep 2011, 4:31pm

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Axeman

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I know sometimes they use black screen to film reflective stuff. Another technique that might help is to light the subject with magenta gels on the lights, particularly on the backlights, to help overpower the green reflections.
Posted: Fri, 9th Sep 2011, 4:34pm

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Axeman wrote:

I know sometimes they use black screen to film reflective stuff. Another technique that might help is to light the subject with magenta gels on the lights, particularly on the backlights, to help overpower the green reflections.
yeah the problem there is this costume has black joint segments on the body so if i used black and keyed it, those would dissappear too.

where can i find magneta gels for a good price??
Posted: Fri, 9th Sep 2011, 4:51pm

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but yeah dude, thanks again for the advice there, i'll see what i can do with the magenta idea
Posted: Tue, 13th Sep 2011, 5:06pm

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Axeman

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I know I've gotten gels in the past from www.markertek.com and I imagine www.bhphotovideo.com would have them as well.