Green Screen Clinic

Today we had our last film school clinic. This clinic was about the green screen studio. It was hot, so we had inquiry in the Mezz. In the first lesson Mr Henderson taught us about all the different equipment in the green screen studio, the rules, what a green screen room is for and how to edit a green screen clip on Adobe Premiere Pro.

What we learnt in the first lesson.

The real word for green screen is chromakey but if you’re using editing software and it doesn’t say green screen it will say chromakey but on Adobe Premiere Pro it says ultra-key.

A green screen studio isn’t just made for movies it is also made for the news, weather reports, cartoons, kid shows and a lot more. For example, when you’re watching your TV and the weather reporter is explaining the weather on the map, she isn’t standing in front of the map she is standing in front of a green screen Studio and the map has been edited on there. There is also normally a computer next to her telling her what to say and where to point.

The green screen studio is green because there is no green on your skin.

Not all green screen studios are green, some are grey.

We learnt the rule – Don’t go in the green screen studio for more than 20 minutes because your class friends could get mad at you because it’s also taking up their time.

These is all the different types of equipment in the green screen studio at school.

On the ceiling in the green screen room we have four big lights they are can lights.  On the wall there is a wall switch 123456 but when you’re turning those lights on don’t turn the 6th one on.

On the carpet in front of the green screen stage we have two light stands on the left and right they are held down by sandbags. To turn them on press the buttons 123 on the back of the camera.

In between the two light stands, that’s where you set up your tripod and whatever camera you want to put on it to film your green screen footage. If you want to do that you need to bring your own tripod and your own camera out of the cupboard.

There are lots of cords lying around the floor connecting the cameras, so we need to be careful not to trip over them.

Tips for the green screen room

Sometimes when you’ve got all of the cameras on there will be shadows from your actor so try to avoid that by turning the light brighter or dimer.

Make sure when you’re filming your actor is in the middle of the green screen stage. This avoids the shadows from the side of the walls and it gives you a good camera frame.


How to edit a green screen clip.


This is a original photo of Shia in the green screen studio.

And this is when i had edited Shia onto the senior school oval.



This is my video that i created using the information i learned in the first lesion.

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Film school clinics are now over so hopefully i can get my directors hat.

Adobe Premiere Pro Software

Here are some of the things we learnt about the editing software .

This is how to save your film.


Personally i think this clinic has been the most helpful one yet. Not only that i learnt so much new things from it, i will take a lot away and not to mention its one step closer to hopefully getting my directors hat.


















Zoom Cameras

Zoom  Cameras

Today we had our fifth film school clinic with Mr Henderson. Mr Henderson clinic was about how to set up a zoom camera and everything you need to know about it.

When you think about a zoom camera you would think that it’s really good at zooming in and out but actually it’s not known for zooming in and out it’s known for its audio it’s got two really good microphones on the top of the camera here is a photo.

This is what the Zoom camera looks like.

If u press the push button the microphone can go up and down. here is a video.

The fury this on top of the microphone we call in the Afro. The Afro spreed the sound and also protects the microphones.

Here are some of the things you need to remember.


Audio Booths


Today we had our fourth film school clinic. At the start of the lesion we talked about all the things we need to remember before we go in the audio booth the one that I think I’m going to remember the most is always write my name down before I go in the booth otherwise I’ll be banned.

Here are all of them

  • Maximum of two people at a time.
  • No food or drink.
  • Leave no evidence that you were ever there.
  • leave the microphone on the bench at all times.
  • Leave USB cable on bench.
  • keep the runway clear.
  • Don’t knock off.
  • don’t be more then 5 minutes.
  • Always use headphones when recording and playing back audios.
  • Don’t touch microphone
  • move back if you are speaking loud.
  • You may need to unplug USB when playing back audios.
  • book your time so you don’t get band.

After we finished all of the things we need to remember Maddie and I went into the audio booth and practice all the things Mr Galluccio taught us. Maddie opened her laptop and went onto the app voice recorder then we recorded some videos of us talking about the lesion.

I really liked this clinic because I will use the audio booths a lot when I am filming voice overs so it’s good i now  know how to use it.


This clinic was with Miss Williamson it was all about point and shoot cameras. We all used cam cameras. Miss Williamson showed us a Power point she put together of all the key information you need to know before you take a photo these are some of the tips she gave us.

  •  The rule of thirds: It is a square of nine boxes and your main focus of the picture should be on a line on the right or left.

  •  Balancing elements: Balancing elements is all about making sure your picture has a background that relates to the main thing. For instance the one that Miss Williamson showed us was of a pelican and it had his/her habitat in the background the pelican was sitting on the pier down the at the waterfront.

  •  Different views: Instead of just taking a photo front on you can take it from the side view, birds eye view or you can take it on the floor looking up the tree or building or something like that.

I wrote down all of those things in my inquiry book so before I take a photo using the cam camera I can just look in my inquiry book and look for some tips.

Miss Williamson then gave a camera between three people I was in a group with Maddie and Audrey we took all of our photos in the Enviro. We tried to take a photo of each tip Miss Williamson gave us.

My favourite photo that I took is the one of the purple flower.  Here are my photos:


Second Film School Clinic

Today we had our second film school clinic with Mr Henderson. The clinic was all about camera angles, shots and setting up tripods.

This is a photo of the different shots.

There is also the master shot and that is of the background.

We went over to the cupboard where the tripods are stored. Mr Henderson talked us through how to set up the tripods. We got into groups of three and went over to a spot in the room and set the tripod up. Then Mr Henderson called us back down to the floor to teach us how to connect the camera onto the tripod some cameras are easier to connect then others.

Once the camera was on the tripod my group and I started practising some of the shots we learnt earlier in the lesson.

I’m really happy that we got to do this clinic because I think that learning how to use the tripod will be really helpful in future films that I make.