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Green Screen Outdoors???

Post  Brosius Photography on Sun Apr 26, 2009 10:28 pm

Has anyone done any green screen work outdoors? I have a project coming up next week that might require it, and was wondering if anyone has tried it, and what problems you ran into, and what you did to solve those problems. Only thing I can think of is lighting on the green screen. Outdoor light should be sufficient to light the subject. To light the backdrop, I was thinking of using 2 worklights, run from a generator far enough away not to affect the audio. Anyone have any better ideas?

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Re: Green Screen Outdoors???

Post  GottaLaunch on Mon Apr 27, 2009 2:47 am

Hey,

About 1 year ago, I wanted to capture a water rocket launch on green screen, which i'd to perform outside, of course.

The problem I faced was the wind.
It was really challenging to get an nice and smooth greenscreen, so hopefully you've got a proper stand for it, to lock it on there.

Furthermore, I think you don't need to bother about lighting the screen with studio lights, but to avoid any shadows, just place the green screen in a way that it's almost perpendicular to the sun's direction, so that any shadows will not be in the direction on the screen.
But, when the sun is very high up in the sky, you haven't got any directional shadows at all, which is good.

Hope this has helped you, WVD

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Post  Brosius Photography on Mon Apr 27, 2009 4:29 am

Well, this project will be at a drag racing event, and if I had to, I could set up the green screen inside or at the end of an enclosed trailer. That should take care of a windy situation.

Yes, I got a good stand for the green screen. I bought the complete green screen kit for photography from TubeTape.com.

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Post  SonicOrbStudios on Mon Apr 27, 2009 1:39 pm

use a good stand and some clamps and you should be fine. My biggest trouble is wind catching the screen and moving it around...

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Post  Brosius Photography on Sat May 02, 2009 12:37 am

If I remember correctly, the green screen from TubeTape has a rod pocket sewn in, so clamps won't be needed to attach it to the cross bar of the stand. BUT, I did buy an assortment of clamps at Wally-World so I can clamp the sides of the green screen to the stands themself. Only thing I worry about is if I'm in the middle of a shoot and suddenly get severe wind gusts and blow the whole thing over.

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Post  GottaLaunch on Sat May 02, 2009 2:55 am

What you might can do is buy/use some fitness weights are some other kind of ballast to secure the stand on its place.

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Re: Green Screen Outdoors???

Post  jthaley on Mon Sep 12, 2011 12:39 am

No need to buy anything, just take some old knee socks or a pillow case and fill it with sand, works great

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Post  SonicOrbStudios on Mon Sep 12, 2011 9:41 pm

jthaley wrote:No need to buy anything, just take some old knee socks or a pillow case and fill it with sand, works great

Welcome to the forums jthaley!

Yea sure that's a cheap solution and works, but for those who use sand bags and such all day, the professional products last MUCH longer and look far better to clients.

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