Green Screen Studios
Green screen studios allow creatives to film or photograph people on green background . This technique allows filmmakers and photographers to replace the background of a video or image with a digital one. This is predominately done in a studio setting, where the subject is photographed or filmed in front of a green background, and then the background is replaced in post-production. The green or blue colour is chosen because it is a colour that is not typically found in skin tones or clothing, making it easy to separate the subject from the background.
STEPHEN DALE PETIT “ZOMBIE TRAIN” OFFICIAL VIDEO
People kept asking if Arch Photo Studio could provide this service. Initially we were hesitant as the set up looked complicated and I thought our space wasn’t really big enough. The green background needs to be smooth and evenly lit. It is also important to avoid wrinkles or folds in the green screen background as it will create shadows and variations in the green colour that can be hard to remove in post-production.
Additionally, when working with a green screen it is important that the subject does not touch or lean against the background, as this can cause shadows or other unwanted artefacts to appear in the final image. We’ve worked mainly with musicians making music videos on the green screen set up.
Initially we bought a green screen fabric and stretched over the back stage wall. It worked for mid and close shots but not quite full length. So after bit of research we found these square inter-lockable foam tiles that were chroma green. The 50cm tiles had the benefit that they could be packed up and put away in the box when not being used and could be laid down quite quickly. Check out some of the other BTS images we have showing how we get creative in the studio.
LEA MONDO “HEIGHTS OF LOVE”
GREENS SCREEN STUDIO FILMING PROS & CONS
There are several pros to using a green screen in a studio setting. One of the biggest benefits is that it allows for complete control over the background, which can be especially useful for filming or photographing subjects in fantasy or science fiction settings that would be difficult or impossible to recreate in real life. This can also be a great way to create brand-specific backgrounds or use a specific location or background that may not be available in the current location. Furthermore, using a green screen can help to eliminate problems that might occur when filming on location, such as weather, shadows or other unwanted elements.
Another pro is that it allows for greater flexibility in post-production, as the background can be easily edited or changed, and the same footage can be used for multiple projects. Furthermore, it can be also used to create composite shots, where multiple actors or elements can be filmed separately and then combined in post-production to create a single image or video.
However, there are also some cons to using a green screen in a studio setting. One of the biggest drawbacks is that it can be difficult to light the green screen evenly, which can result in uneven lighting on the subject. This can be especially challenging when working with a large number of subjects or when filming in 3D, as it is important to maintain consistent lighting across multiple cameras.
Another con is that it can require a lot of time and skill to properly key out the green screen in post-production, especially when dealing with hair or fine details on clothing. This can require specialised software and knowledge to get the best results, and can be time-consuming and costly.
In summary, green screen photography and videography can be a powerful tool in a studio setting, allowing for complete control over the background and greater flexibility in post-production. However, it does require proper lighting and the right software and skill to key out the background, and this can be time-consuming and expensive.