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Old September 19th, 2010, 01:32 PM   #16
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Bruce...

Check out EEFX.com. The one I got is 10x20 feet. There's a seam down the middle but it doesn't show up in the key at all.

Storing it is simple as it can be folded up or rolled. Wrinkles come out readily. It lights evenly.
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Old September 19th, 2010, 02:07 PM   #17
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Thanks Dean. I'll go check them out.
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Old September 19th, 2010, 04:28 PM   #18
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Dean, as far as the green screen is concerned, are you using a soft box or umbrella with the tota lights?
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Old September 19th, 2010, 04:38 PM   #19
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Kevin... I just use the lights on the green screen straight. No filtration, diffusion or bounce.
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Old November 2nd, 2010, 06:42 PM   #20
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Dean:

Do you think there is a big difference in the quality of the key when using the foam materiel like you have as oposed to a 100% Cotton fabric?
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Old November 3rd, 2010, 12:39 AM   #21
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Kevin... The EEFX.com screen flattens out nicely. Cotton retains wrinkles.

Anything that makes the green screen more consistent allows better control in the keying process. Especially if you're interested in being able to key stray hair, veils, translucent items, etc.

So in short, yes. It makes a difference.
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Old November 12th, 2010, 07:08 PM   #22
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Dean:

I know yu used totas for the green screen, but what did you use tolightthe subject. A:so, what frame rate did you shoot at?
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Old November 12th, 2010, 10:19 PM   #23
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Kevin... To simulate hard sunlight I often use a single DP light. A Tota light works for that, too.

Frame rate is 1080p30.

When lighting, take into consideration the color of the light filling the shadows. It might not seem like anything to even consider, but in real life shadows are seldom neutral. They're always tinted by ambient reflective materials, whether it be the sky, trees or nearby structures.
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Old November 13th, 2010, 11:14 AM   #24
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Dean,
thanks for the info. I have a shoot coming up which I will use green screen for. I have a tota light kit and wanted to getyour thoughts on lighting the sudject with a softbox attached to the tota as oposed to some other type of diffusion. It seems that alot of people use the softbox when lighting the subject for a green screen shoot. I am thinking about purchasing a softbox but wanted to get as much info on it first. Thanks.
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Old November 13th, 2010, 02:20 PM   #25
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Kevin... The light illuminating your talent has to match the light illuminating your background. If it's late evening in your background plate and you light up your talent with a softbox portrait-style, it's going to look all wrong.
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