greenscreen backlight at DVinfo.net

Go Back   DV Info Net > The Tools of DV and HD Production > Photon Management

Photon Management
Shine an ever-loving light on you.


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old April 3rd, 2011, 04:25 PM   #1
Inner Circle
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 2,290
greenscreen backlight

I've always used a backlight with greenscreens to wash out green spill. It also provides a bit of a rim/hair light. Now I need the same thing, but I don't want to have any backlight, I want it flat and dull and not flattering. Is there a way to accomplish this with a gel and still get some of the benefits of washing out spill? I don't want that backlit look.
Brian Luce is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 3rd, 2011, 06:46 PM   #2
Major Player
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: North Hollywood, CA, United States
Posts: 790
Re: greenscreen backlight

Try using a minus green gel on the backlight. It will kill the green spill without having to be as intense as a non-gelled backlight.
Edward Carlson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 3rd, 2011, 10:22 PM   #3
Inner Circle
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 2,290
Re: greenscreen backlight

Thanks, presumably I'd want the strongest 3/4 step minus green?
Gam 1/2 Minus Green Cine Filter (20x24" Sheet) GC1582 B&H
Brian Luce is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 7th, 2011, 04:49 AM   #4
Inner Circle
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: Honolulu, HI
Posts: 2,053
Re: greenscreen backlight

Use Primatte in After Effects.

I've never used a backlight and can key stray hair.
__________________
Dean Sensui
Exec Producer, Hawaii Goes Fishing
Dean Sensui is offline   Reply
Reply

DV Info Net refers all where-to-buy and where-to-rent questions exclusively to these trusted full line dealers and rental houses...

Professional Video
(800) 833-4801
Portland, OR

B&H Photo Video
(866) 521-7381
New York, NY

Z.G.C.
(973) 335-4460
Mountain Lakes, NJ

Abel Cine Tech
(888) 700-4416
N.Y. NY & L.A. CA

Precision Camera
(800) 677-1023
Austin, TX

DV Info Net also encourages you to support local businesses and buy from an authorized dealer in your neighborhood.
  You are here: DV Info Net > The Tools of DV and HD Production > Photon Management

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

 



Google
 

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 09:04 AM.


DV Info Net -- Real Names, Real People, Real Info!
1998-2017 The Digital Video Information Network