In the process of producing videos, I shoot all sorts of footage. One of the more elaborate types of shoots is green screen setups. I made a time-lapse video showing the composition of a recent green screen shoot. Since this is a time-lapse of an almost two-hour process that speeds by at a blistering pace, I call this 'green scream.' In a hurry? Just click here to see the video.
If you are not familiar with the term green screen (sometimes called chroma key), to put it simply, it is pulling a subject out of where they are (say an office with no windows) and placing him or her into a digital background like a sunny beach.
I have learned through training and experience the following keys to making green screen shoots work:
This shoot was for my client City Wide Maintenance. This production involves providing a bright green screen, lights for the talent, two wireless mics, and a backup off-camera audio recorder for sound. With the completed shot in hand, I cut the footage into an existing City Wide video template resulting in a unique video for a City Wide franchise.