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Greenscreen & cloth shops

Posted: Wed, 22nd Feb 2012, 1:44am

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FXhomer98413

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What cloth should I ask for in a cloth shop if I want to make my own matte greenscreens? I think there are two suitable kinds of cloth. Any information that anyone gives would be extremely helpful.
Posted: Wed, 22nd Feb 2012, 11:56am

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Most important about a backdrop is that it don't reflect and that it's as near as it can be to the chromakeycolour green. the PANTONE color codes are 354 for green and 2735 for blue.

What you can do best is buying some samples of the colour green or blue in small pieces and then try it using Photokey.
Posted: Wed, 22nd Feb 2012, 4:38pm

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Axeman

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Yeah, you want it to be matte in finish, not glossy, you want it to be pure chroma green, not an off shade, and something somewhat heat resistant will work better in front of the hot lights. Also, a tighter weave will work better than a rough weave.

Because a greenscreen usually needs to be fairly large, to set a person in front of it with 5 or 6 feet between then, I'd recommend looking at actual greenscreens for sale; the color is going to be perfect, and they aren't that expensive. Check out www.tubetape.com .