So here is a link to my first attempt at "green screen" (We actually used purple fabric because we wear green in the video).
Super Steve (Purple Screen Test)
Obviously it is far from perfect, especially in the shots where I am wearing blue (Had I not put a blue background behind that shot it really looked bad). This is a bit of a problem because my friends and I have a film we want to shoot this January where there are a lot of driving shots that we would like to do with green screen.
Listed below is the setup I used, and if anyone has any ideas on how to improve I'd definitely appreciate it.
1. I shot with a DVX100A in 24P Advanced. I shot in 4 X 3 to maximize resolution. The gamma I used was cinegamma.
2. We (my fiancee and I) were standing about four feet in front of the purple screen. The screen was lit with two tungsten balanced Kino Flo Diva Lights. We were lit by two diffused Arri 650 Fresnels. And we were backlit by an open Arri 300.
3. I edited in Final Cut Pro and used the chroma key tool to key out the purple.
4. The fabric was purple felt.
Anyway, I thought we were pretty well separated from the purple but obviously it did not key perfectly. I get that having a better camera would obviously help, but if you have any ideas on how I could have lit better please share.
Sorry for the long message. Any suggestions at all would be appreciated. Please, if I did a horrible job please let me know. I need to learn how to get looking seamless.
Edited by Tanner Almon, 07 December 2008 - 02:41 AM.