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Todd Terry
Re: Lighting a room for green screen
on Jul 13, 2018 at 9:33:07 pm

Normally I light a greenscreen (or any other flat background) from both the sides and the ceiling. I'll usually put vertical 4' flos on stands at the sides, and have horizontal 4' flos in the grid to wash from the ceiling as well (in rare instances I've lit from below, too... but I'd say that's not usual practice with me).

BUT... you have a pretty small space and not that much area to try to light. You might be able to (probably can) get away with lighting from the sides only. It would definitely be worth running a test before you go to the expense and trouble of lighting from above if there is not already a grid there.

Then again, the opposite might be true... since the space is small you might prefer not to give up any of your floor real estate to stands and lighting instruments, and lighting from the ceiling only is a better idea.

I'd try it from the sides first, though, and see how that goes.


Todd Terry
Creative Director
Fantastic Plastic Entertainment, Inc.

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