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#1 Casey Broich

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Posted 27 August 2007 - 03:32 AM

I'm looking for any suggestions on the best way to go about lighting a large green screen... The screen is roughly 13 feet tall / 63 feet wide. Here's a few shots of what I'm dealing with. The screen shown here is only expanded about half way (still waiting on more supplies)...

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Any suggestions would be great. Thanks.
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#2 e gustavo petersen

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Posted 27 August 2007 - 06:01 AM

Are you hoping to shoot head-to-toe? Are you planning on using the entire 63' width? Is that a drop ceiling? Are you using 1-, 2-, 3, or all 4 walls? Is power consumption an issue? Is budget a huge consideration?

Without know more about the space and your intentions for the space, here are some preliminary suggestions.
Try using baby plates on the ceiling (if it's a hard ceiling) and using Kino Flo's, cyc lights, etc. (if available to you). If it's a drop ceiling, use some 2x4s with baby plates screwed into them and cut them slightly longer then the drop opening. Place them inside the opening and mount your lights to it.

You might also want to visit the KinoFlo website which offers some technical information greenscreen lighting in its FAQ section. Ultimatte also has a well written article in its Support section.
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