The topic of green screens has become a popular one as more and more instructors are teaching from home. Maybe you want to hide furniture or just have a few feet to teach in and want the space to look bigger. Whatever the reason, here is some information on how to do green screens properly.
Like everything, there are pros and cons when using a green screen. We all know the pros of using one such as you can use nice backgrounds to make your space look interesting, but before you decide to add a green screen there are a cons you should consider as well.
We all know that streaming in its own right uses A LOT of CPU, memory, and bandwidth. If you plan on using a green screen for your feeds you may want to make sure your computer can handle it. To put it mildly, if your streams are currently glitchy or not up to par without the green screen, things will get worse when you add it.
Before deciding whether or not to use a green screen you need to consider your space and these questions...
Now that you've decided to go green screen it's time to consider what backgrounds you are going to use. The following are a few of the things you need to ensure your screen effects look amazing.
As mentioned earlier you will need LOTS OF LIGHTING to pull off a green screen effect properly and to that end its worth mentioning it here again.
As you can see in the attached layout images you will need at least 4 lights (front, top, and sides) to ensure you do not cast shadows which cause blurring. And by lighting, we mean HIGH QUALITY camera lighting in the ultra white range. It will not only make you look sharper and clearer it will also remove unwanted shadows which will ruin the effect.
As you can see on this page there are plenty of ways to set up a green screen in your space and it's up to you which way you want to do it. But once you have that setup right, it's time to turn on the magic!
Here are a few to choose from.
Here are a few to choose from.
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