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dallas kruse
Green Screen Reflection Off Model Car
on Aug 20, 2016 at 1:05:13 am

I'm shooting a plastic car for a fun tongue-in-cheek music video.

I'm going to badly composite the actors in the car flying over the city.

Problem is, the green screen backdrop is reflecting off the car hood.

I have tried moving the car about 10' away from the screen. No dice.

Are there any tricks?

I've tried spill suppression, the 50/50 trick ...

I'm going to reshoot the footage but want to try and get it right this time.

Any pointers?



Also, I'm using a stock lens. What lens would you suggest to get the entire car in focus? Or is this even possible with the car being a few inches away from the lens?

Music Producer dabbling in Video.
FCP 7. Adobe CS6.
Canon T3i.


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Spencer Tweed
Re: Green Screen Reflection Off Model Car
on Aug 21, 2016 at 4:23:18 am

You can probably use some black flags to block out the green screen from the reflections. You only need a small patch of green to cover what the camera is seeing, probably a bunch of this spill can be cut down with flags just outside the frame.

Stills is also a great idea!

- Spencer


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Kalle Kannisto
Re: Green Screen Reflection Off Model Car
on Aug 22, 2016 at 7:56:44 am

A blue screen might be better, the reflections should be blue anyways, so you don't need to try and key them out or color correct them. Then again, if the camera doesn't move, stills or manual masking works just as good.

Kalleheikki Kannisto
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dallas kruse
Re: Green Screen Reflection Off Model Car
on Aug 22, 2016 at 2:31:04 pm

After some working the frame ... I found that a black piece of cloth above the green screen and on the sides helped tremendously.

I truly didn't need the green screen if I were taking a still but in the end, all the info is super helpful.

Music Producer dabbling in Video.
FCP 7. Adobe CS6.
Canon T3i.


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