The one obstacle I hear more than any other about doing greenscreen is that there’s no room to set it up. I once did a quick tutorial about this. And I’m happy to say it’s changed the lives of 36,000 people! (According to YouTube. Oh, well.) This one fills in the blanks. In fact, you can click here to get a floor plan and complete resource guide for all the stuff you see going on in the video below.

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    8 replies to "The Ultimate Small-Room Greenscreen Tutorial"

    • Tammy Kabell

      Steve – this paint-by-number instruction is VIDEO GOLD!!! Now every single one of us can implement this, and I’ve always – I mean ALWAYS – wanted to do green screen, and now you have made it a reality for me! Thank you so much for all of these resources… I’m going to put this into action this weekend!!

      • Steven Washer

        Thanks, Tammy! I’m glad it connected for you!

    • Stuart Bazga

      Hi Steve,

      Love your short littoral videos and have learnt a lot from them.

      I am trying to get into green screen but can not afford all the items listed in the handout. I do have a a small set up consisting of a stand and backdrops (white, black and green) as well as three soft boxes (two main and one with a boom arm).

      What is the best way to utilize what I have in regards to how to set up the lights for the best optimal effect etc.?

      • Steven Washer

        You could try using 2 of those lights just for the background, then load up your third softbox with double the wattage of the other two boxes and set that light directly in front right over the camera, pointing directly down at you. It might work without a top light. I know this because several of the experiments I ran for this training proved that a top light was not always necessary if you were very careful with the other lighting placements and intensities. Good luck!

    • jeff harrison

      I would say the one that will help, is the way I saw you place the center light(greenscreen) right behind you. I shot a series of 12 last Saturday, and they turned out great…and could have been better with that center light.
      One additional note…adding the hair light too will benefit the quality.
      Steve you’re amazing, thanks so much

      • Steven Washer

        Good confirmation for everyone. Thanks, Jeff!

    • J Larry Bloodworth

      I’m pleasantly surprised that you listed the very Sony FDR AX-100 camera I purchased in 2015 as a suggested camera. It far exceeded my expectations. I’m very close on the rest of the equipment except the teleprompter. I’m finding the delivery of the message is a lot tougher than the technical aspect. The more I practice, the more I feel I need a spokesperson to deliver the message. Perhaps I’ll eventually get it. Thanks for all that you do!

      • Steven Washer

        A pleasure, Larry. It’s a better idea to be yourself, so it might also be a good idea to not try to get everything perfect for the teleprompter, even though the technology beckons you to try. 🙂

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