My only comment is about paint. If you decide to paint a wall make sure you use a flat paint. Semi-gloss or gloss will reflect light back toward the camera. John Peters Director of Technology North Country Supervisory Union 338 Highland Ave Suite#4 Newport, VT 05855 802.334.5847 ext 2018 [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]> Please note my new email address and add it to your contacts From: School Information Technology Discussion [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Carrie Fogg Sent: Tuesday, April 09, 2013 2:03 PM To: [log in to unmask] Subject: Re: Question about Green Screen 'studio' Hi Linda, We have a studio in our Library at Essex High School - we have a ton of lights, a blue-screen wall and some pull down backdrops. You're welcome to come and take a look, and pick the brains of the people who have set it up and use it the most (not me certainly!). They've used GH2's at the moment but the audio is a bit of an issue so they've gone to the GH3 - they use lav and external mics. Let me know off list if you'd like some pics or to come check it out! (or a link to one of the EHSPN episodes that they film in there). Carrie On Tue, Apr 9, 2013 at 1:02 PM, Amanda Bickford <[log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>> wrote: Hi, We bought this http://www.amazon.com/ePhoto-T69green-bag-Continuous-Umbrellas/dp/B0035GT2SC/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1365526875&sr=8-3&keywords=green+screen and our kids love it. We have doubled the lights for it bUt, for $129 you can not go wrong. On Tue, Apr 9, 2013 at 12:36 PM, Richard Ricciardi <[log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>> wrote: Here's an informative link, Linda: http://www.digitalanarchy.com/tutes/chromakey-article.pdf From: School Information Technology Discussion [mailto:[log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>] On Behalf Of Linda McSweeney Sent: Tuesday, April 09, 2013 11:24 AM To: [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]> Subject: Re: Question about Green Screen 'studio' Thanks so much for the info! I love this listserv, so many knowledgable educators. Linda From: Richard Ricciardi <[log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>> Reply-To: School Discussion <[log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>> Date: Tuesday, April 9, 2013 11:12 AM To: School Discussion <[log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>> Subject: Re: Question about Green Screen 'studio' Hi Linda, The 5x7 screen will be fine for one person sitting, but that's about it. If you have a smooth wall, you can just paint it a nice, bright green (any color would do, but green is used because we don't have green skin tone, and usually don't wear green clothing). Lighting is important - usually two lights of equal intensity at 45 degree angles to the screen to cancel shadows. You will also need to have at least two lights on the subject that don't bleed onto the screen. Most important: the better the camera, the better the chromakey will turn out - less artifacting and more believable keys. If you're going to invest the money, don't go cheap on the camera (less than $1500) - it will be less frustrating in the long run. Also, get a couple of wireless lavaliere microphones for everything, especially interviews. Rick Ricciardi Technologist Charleston Elementary School From: School Information Technology Discussion [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Linda McSweeney Sent: Tuesday, April 09, 2013 10:23 AM To: [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]> Subject: Question about Green Screen 'studio' Good morning, I'm looking for any advice about creating a Green Screen 'studio' in our school. I have a room off my library and would love to turn it into a studio and am putting together a proposal to seek funding. Lucie deLABruere, has been a font of knowledge, as usual, but wanted to check with others to see if anyone had additional advice. Here's what I'm looking at so far-suggestions about anything else, particularly about a recommended video camera which shoots decent video, holds up to student use, and plays well with Apple computers? Green Screen Starter Kit http://www.amazon.com/Green-Screen-Video-Starter-Kit/dp/B0047Q5V1Q/ref=pd_sxp_f_r MacBook (with extra storage) and iMovie Separate Hard Drive Video camera What else am I missing? This space will be available for grades 6 - 12. Many thanks! (apologies for multiple posts if you are on both listservs. Linda -- Amanda Bickford -- Carrie Fogg, M.Ed. Educational Technology Integration Specialist Essex High School 879-5519 Internal Extension 1212 CONFIDENTIAL COMMUNICATION. THIS MESSAGE MAY NOT BE FORWARDED. The information contained in this communication, including any attachments, is confidential,constitutes privileged communication, and is intended only for the use of the addressee. This message may not be forwarded without prior consent from the sender. The information in this e-mail is also protected by the rights afforded under Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and school district policies. 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