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greenscreen questions

PostPosted: 08/29/2008, 2:35 pm
by NottaFinga
hey, where would i get a greenscreen, and how much would one be? also what could be a cheap subsitute for a greenscreen?

Re: greenscreen questions

PostPosted: 08/29/2008, 2:48 pm
by VFX-Anomaly
If your serious about doing Green Screen Chroma key work get the real deal, the are some great deals on ebay.
and Amazon
http://www.amazon.com/s/?ie=UTF8&keywor ... 4gf6r3mi_b

and there are a few online stores that are a bit higher priced, like tubetape
http://store02.prostores.com/servlet/tu ... Categories

Re: greenscreen questions

PostPosted: 08/29/2008, 2:49 pm
by dashzed
A good place to get greenscreens(where i got mine) is http://www.tubetape.com/

good luck!

Re: greenscreen questions

PostPosted: 08/29/2008, 8:18 pm
by Millenium22
I got my green screen from tubetape, I highly recommend buying from them. Their prices are great for what you are getting!

Re: greenscreen questions

PostPosted: 08/29/2008, 8:23 pm
by rekrapt
I bought a muslin cotton 10' x 20' greenscreen from TubeTape.com. Took a while to get the wrinkles out, but it is great! Best keys I've ever been able to get and I'm using Mini-DV.

Re: greenscreen questions

PostPosted: 08/30/2008, 6:59 am
by Millenium22
Yea, watch out for the wrinkles. But if you get one of those light-weight portable hand irons it takes 10 minutes to smooth it out.

Re: greenscreen questions

PostPosted: 08/30/2008, 9:22 am
by Topher
damn... i spent 12 bucks and bought fabric from JoAnn Fabrics...

Im a cheap ass... it works... its just a **** to light... not bad though.

Re: greenscreen questions

PostPosted: 08/30/2008, 10:56 am
by VFX-Anomaly
Topher wrote:damn... i spent 12 bucks and bought fabric from JoAnn Fabrics...

Im a cheap ass... it works... its just a **** to light... not bad though.


Yes most any (Solid Green or Blue) fabric will work, being cheap can add more time to keying and lighting it correctly tho :D

Re: greenscreen questions

PostPosted: 09/3/2008, 3:23 am
by Zippo85
As i understand it the benifit with real chromakey screens and not just a piece of green or blue cloth, is that they are designed to have a highly wrinkle resistansy with an extremely non-reflective surface. The thickness of the cloth also prevents any light objects behind the screen to show through, like a specular highlight from a car or window reflection from the sun while shooting outdoors.