Your green screen

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  1. 1337mik3 Force Ghost

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    post images and videos of your green screen, im making one, and would like to see others before i finish it.
  2. Jedi2016 Jedi Master

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    Mine looks just like it did when I bought it..

    What exactly is it you're looking for? Pictures of a greenscreen? It's a screen.. it's green... There ya go. If you meet those two exceptional criteria, you'll be fine.
  3. DarthDodobird Jedi Master

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    Except it doesn't have to be a screen, and it doesn't have to be green.

    (uh oh. The confusion level in here just tripled)
  4. 1337mik3 Force Ghost

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    well obviously, i mean like size, and stuff, im making mine from scratch, im using two sheets of insulation cores. both 4x8, so itl be 8x8 total.
  5. iandud3 Jedi Knight

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  6. Darth_Brad03 Force Ghost

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    I built 6 frames like these...
    [image=http://s93002538.onlinehome.us/surrealization/2.bmp]

    I then used a rigid type of paper and stapled it to the edges...
    [image=http://s93002538.onlinehome.us/surrealization/1.bmp]

    They are each 4'x12'...so with six of them I can move them around and cover pretty much any area I need.

  7. Sau-Den Jedi Master

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    So how does construction paper work for greenscreen? Would that be fine, if I just taped it onto a wall. How good would that work?
  8. 1337mik3 Force Ghost

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    that construction paper thing is what i did before i made mine, it worked well, lighting was hard tho, so it didnt always turn out the best..
    here are pictured of my green screen..

    [image=http://www.1337mik3.com/images/greens1.jpg]
    thats one painted
    [image=http://www.1337mik3.com/images/greens2.jpg]
    this one isnt painted yet
  9. Darth_Brad03 Force Ghost

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    Yeah, it works better than I thought it would. As long as you stretch it tight and the paper is thick you should be fine. Since mine are designed to move around alot, they are easily damaged...but besides that I don't see any drawbacks.
  10. Leigh_Jesani Jedi Knight

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    Anyone tried cloth? I did some testing with that a while ago, and it worked for getting footage of a saber to render into my moving footage. Depends on the cloth, but sometimes lighting is better. Spray paint is nice, but very hard to paint evenly with the spray--you've got to be somewhat careful. I bought a couple drywall boards for like...nothing at the building supply place, made a quick frame with 2x4s (and some sticks from the woods) and the thing works perfectly and cost me about $7 total. The spray paint was $5. :)
  11. Darth_Brad03 Force Ghost

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    A seamless piece of cloth is so expensive and hard to come by...I ruled that out very quickly. It would be my number one option, but for my budget the thick construction paper has been great. There are alot of ways to go when making a blue/greenscreen...you can do anything from hanging a sheet to painting your wall. No need to break the bank.
  12. Bert_Wagner Jedi Knight

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    mine's in this thread:

    http://boards.theforce.net/Fan_Films/b10015/16124297/?6

    its basically just a painted wall with the "fake pool grass"(idk what else to call it) on the floor.
  13. 1337mik3 Force Ghost

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    nice chroma keying, what program do you use?
  14. Vigilante74 Jedi Master

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    This link will take you to our cinema studio we have at the University of New Orleans. There are pictures of the green screens we've used as well as some of the technical information.

    Digital Cinema Studio at the University of New Orleans.

    I just tried to find the information for you and the exact page its on, but I couldn't find it. They've moved some stuff around. I'm sure its there somewhere.
  15. RIPLEY426 Jedi Master

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    I´ve built a bluescreen arround easter and it turned out great, except of two things. It is still to small (I sued an even smaller one before) and I couldn´t stick AND attach the forth cardboard piece onto to the wooden frame. I can carry it arround, it´s about 2*1,60 meters big but it doesn´t really like being placed at wet areas because the cardboard is somehow waved then. But the results are good (enough). I would do the greenscreen the same way. But I won´t make a new one until I can´t get a big all where I can shoot. (at the moment I´m using the garage).
  16. PadawanNick Force Ghost

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  17. Jyro-Kyrn Jedi Master

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    Scenery Muslin

    Bets are you can buy it somewhere local and not have to pay for shipping (gonna be pricey). But this is ten feet wide and about $9 a yard. If you buy the 30 yard bolt it's only $175. You could greenscreen your whole house with that much! And it would be durable and portable (assuming you have four big guys to pick up 30 yards of 10 foot wide painted fabric!)

    Of course you will have to find a place big enough to lay it out and roller on tons of paint as well.

    My only problem with PadawanNick's idea is that I don't have flat contiguous basement walls to work with. And I can't swing a saber in my basement either.

    I hope to rent some vacant storefront or warehouse space and hang large sheets of fabric up for greenscreening.
  18. Ephisus Force Ghost

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    [image=http://loukusfilm.com/greenscreen.jpg]

    This is actually my old one, I've got a blue one now, and in a more open area.

    I've used the materials from this one to make a portable one by wraping it around two really long staves. Two people hold each side, and I can deploy a 6 x 13 greenscreen anywhere. a little hard to move though, I have to strap it to the top of a car.
  19. Ellbobin Jedi Master

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  20. John2460 Jedi Master

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    [image=http://members.cox.net/jdsimtrek5/greenshot.JPG]

    I build this greenscreen out of green display board for a documentary I was doing for school. It worked really great for my purposes, however the moisture in the basement caused the paper to sag and the whole thing came down the next day.
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