Tuesday, September 29, 2009

For Leroy: Green Screen Setup

This is what the picture looks like. The screen is uneven because posterboard came from two different stores. (Wal mart ran out -.-)

Here are the shadows being cast.

Two lights active.

Here's the backup light but it's a bit overpowering.


Fill (a little overwhelming but yeah)


  1. Tony, I am not a lighting expert but couple of things I have noticed... I see that you use soft lights. But you might still need some kind of diffusers. You can try making some diffusers using baking paper for ovens. And another thing; windows... do you have light coming from the windows? (3rd picture)Why dont you try covering those to have more control?

  2. Heya Yaz!

    All of those points are valid actually. I was just placing things around to get the right intensity, Leroy and I was actually discussing what to do and thats why I posted these. I'll try the diffusers for sure :) The windows however aren't a problem, I shoot at night-time mostly. I do have black matte paper to cover it with but it's a hassle. There just incase though! Thanks for the pointers.

  3. whats the plan for the new test animation?


  4. Oupss, ok! I have just seen your reply here. Forgot to subscribe by email last time. And yes, I got it! Let me read your last post.

  5. Looking good. Spots are created by light bouncing around in a concave metallic reflector and focused through an iris. What you have is a flood, as defined by the softer shadows due to the white paint inside of the lamp housing.

    If you want the closest thing you can get to a spot, maybe try a clamp lamp with an unfrosted bulb? The filament will throw a circle of light in the center that is more intense than the surrounding areas.

    You have the right idea with lighting for green screen. Overall, you want to keep it fairly muted and diffused for an outdoor scene. So, for a shot like this, a spot might not even be neccessary unless to maybe use as a rim light.