View Full Version : 7D green screen project - tips

Peter Reynolds
04-11-2010, 04:20 PM
Hi All.

I'm shooting a short green screen project tomorrow with the 7D.

It will be my first time shooting green-screen with the 7D, so I'm interested
to see how it performs. I thought I'd tell you my planned setup, then post
some video later (both keyed and un-keyed) to see the results.

Here's the plan:

We're shooting in a fair sized room (20' x 30'). I'll have my green screen (8x12')
set up at one end of the room. Lighting is 2 Tota lights (750w) with umbrellas
on either side of the screen. The talent is lit in the front by a 250w Rifa44 soft-box
and a Lowel Pro-light (with diffusion filter) from above.

The angle of the shot is looking down on the subject from a 45 degree angle, so
we'll only be about 3-4 feet from the screen. I'd like to be farther away, but some
of the screen has to cover the floor. My goal of course (being this close) is to avoid any shadows.

Setting for the 7D is at 24P, 1080p, 50fps (ISO maybe 250 or perhaps 100)

That's it.

If you can think of anything we've forgotten that would improve the final key, I'd
appreciate any advice. I've seem some great green-screen footage here on DVXuser
and I'm hoping we'll come at least close to that standard.

Thanks in advance for any assistance you can provide. I look forward to your
comments on the posted footage.