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Adam LewenStudio shoot, Green-screen or White BG?
by on Oct 7, 2012 at 3:12:06 pm

Hi there!
Really hope I'm posting in the right forum.
We are about to have a studio shoot very soon, a few shots that will be later treated in post (After Effects)
Eventually it will be a figure posing over a white background (white limbo).
(Long shot, 2 Medium shots and a Close-Up)

My question is:
Should we shoot on a very good Green-screen or shoot on a white bg in advance?
I am leaning toward shooting on Green, so we will have flexibility with which white BG, and small element that we would like to incorporate later on (such as graphic elements behind the character etc...)
Obviously if going Green it'll need to be a Good Green...

I am sure this question was asked a lot, If I am repeating an older thread please direct me for tips.

Thank you very much for any input!
Adam.


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Vishesh AroraRe: Studio shoot, Green-screen or White BG?
by on Oct 7, 2012 at 4:35:50 pm

Adam

It is better to shoot with Green BG as you can then change the Color and its brightness , Contrast, etc to match your foreground. Also you can insert Graphic Elements that will be a plus and in some cases even you don't have to mask out(if required) your subject because it will be on different layer already.

Just keep in mind the points required to get a good green chroma shoot.

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Dave LaRondeRe: Studio shoot, Green-screen or White BG?
by on Oct 7, 2012 at 5:20:09 pm

Given all the available information, I concur: shoot green screen. If there is any chance whatsoever of the subjects containing white, you will thank yourself later.

From your post, you already know the admonition about doing green screens carefully. Here's another one: shoot tests first so that you KNOW things will work before you do the job for a paying customer.

Dave LaRonde
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Tom DaigonRe: Studio shoot, Green-screen or White BG?
by on Oct 7, 2012 at 6:10:34 pm

+1 on the green screen. Its nice to have options!

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Tudor "Ted" JelescuRe: Studio shoot, Green-screen or White BG?
by on Oct 7, 2012 at 7:31:41 pm

Green chroma for sure - just follow Dave's advice and shoot tests before to make sure you get the right results. Not seeing any storyboards I don't know if you require a full body shot- but if you do, make sure you know all that a setup like that involves.

Tudor "Ted" Jelescu
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Adam LewenRe: Studio shoot, Green-screen or White BG?
by on Oct 8, 2012 at 1:38:03 pm

Thanks for the replies!


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