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Old April 3rd, 2011, 03:25 PM   #1
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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.
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Old April 3rd, 2011, 05:46 PM   #2
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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.
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Old April 3rd, 2011, 09:22 PM   #3
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Re: greenscreen backlight

Thanks, presumably I'd want the strongest 3/4 step minus green?
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/166302-REG/Gam_GC1582_1_2_Minus_Green_Cine.html
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Old April 7th, 2011, 03:49 AM   #4
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Re: greenscreen backlight

Use Primatte in After Effects.

I've never used a backlight and can key stray hair.
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