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