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Danny Mulen
How to create a large black background?
on Oct 26, 2012 at 3:33:38 am

Obviously the easiest thing to do would be to rent a studio with a wide and tall black background, but unfortunately where I'm at it seems none exist. I've googled/craigslisted up every studio I could find but theyre all mostly white. We require a huge size because we plan to stack some props high up the ceiling, to see that high we'd need to pull the camera further back, which would mean we'd need a wide background too.

We've considered putting black cloth over the a large white backdrop but we really don't know to make it look professional (i.e. how to hold them up to the wall without wrinkles and artifacts).

If anyone has any ideas they are much much appreciated. Here's a reference of what kind of backdrop we'd like in terms of size and color:

(Pause at 1:18 when the girl stomps her foot)

Could this have been done with greenscreen? And then keyed to turn the green into a dark color? Ive never done greenscreening before so Im worried about risking the entire shoot by shooting with a large greenscreen and then not pulling off a good result when trying to make it black.

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