What’s the Deal With Green Screens?

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What’s the Deal With Green Screens?

Hey there, it’s John, your friendly neighbourhood video professional here … let’s talk about green screens.

What are they, how do they work and when would you want to use them?

Green screens are usually smooth green coloured fabric that you can hang from your background stands to give a homogenous green background to your video production. When you use the green screen, the neutral balance of this particular colour can be “knocked out” in post production and replaced with a variety of static or moving background elements. Most major video editing software support green screen raw capture. You can also use firm green screen background boards however transporting these comes with it’s own set of challenges.

If your client wishes to add their branding in the background of their videos, using green screens is a great way to achieve this effect. Whenever using green screens, you should always try to remove as many folds or dirt spots in the fabric … we have used bungee cords to help fully stretch the fabric helping to keep the background as smooth as possible; any inconsistencies can cause weird shadows to be cast on the background making it harder to remove completely in post production.

It is important to plan ahead using storyboards if you plan to use green screens to add customized backgrounds during final video production and editing. You should review the layout of the backgrounds you will be adding in relation to the placement of your talent during raw capture.

That’s all for today folks. When considering who to hire for your next video production project, look no further than Groovy Concepts.

We. Are. Video Production. Oakville.

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