Green Screen Studio Hollywood: Material for Lighting

When choosing a material for your green screen studio Hollywood, always think about the lighting. Shiny materials yield bad results, as they reflect light and make replaced areas seem paler. At the same time, shiny materials will cast shadows, causing darker areas to not be replaced in the result. What you want to look for is a matte surface. Matte surfaces will diffuse light; causing even lighting across the entire material, and therefore, a narrower colour range. That is, there will be less reflected light; paler outcomes, aand less shadows; non-replaced outcomes. Some of the cheaper options when starting out are solids such as cardboard or wood, painted green. Another option is a fabric such as canvas painted or dyed green. Imperfections such as creases, bumps or divisions in your material are an enemy as they create shadows, and therefore imperfections in your resulting footage. If you choose fabric, make sure it is adequately thick or dense, and doesn’t let light or its resting surface show through.

When shooting with your green screen studio Hollywood, your subject is also a large factor in your lighting decision. You want to create a value difference between your subject and your green screen. Usually a two stop difference (greenscreen is two stops higher or lower than the subject) between the green screen and the subject is preferable as a lighting difference.