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I think that it's worth noting that green screen will work without the
extra lights and things. You can go buy a green bed sheet and hang it on
the wall with a couple of tacks and it will work (especially if the
subjects being videoed aren't clad in shades of green or tan).

The brighter green the better - and a striped bedsheet might not work so
well ;)

So yes, the kits are nice, but don't feel that you can't do greenscreen
until you can buy one!

FWIW,

/\/\ ark



*Mark Kline, M.Ed.*
*Technology Coordinator**Waterbury-Duxbury School District, Vermont*

On Wed, Nov 5, 2014 at 11:45 PM, [log in to unmask] <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> I offer a few quick thoughts on green screen I just bought a starter kit.
> I used to B an H photography . I bought the largest green screen I could
> with a steel spring support.
> It was 8 feet by 16 .  it's really 8 by 8 with a 8 foot pull out in the
> steel spring keeps it pretty tight. Honestly the five by sevens were way
> too small
> I purchased wondershare Video Editing, but I'm not recommending that. Its
> good but it could be better. I may try the other one that was recommended
> here earlier by Eric. I used a three point lighting system, also purchased
> at B&H. I'll send a video tomorrow to let you see what it looks like but my
> students are still playing with it .  Overall I'm pretty happy with the
> setup its not professional but it's pretty darn close. Cheers Jon
> Coincidentally I just set ours up this morning. We got this one
> <http://www.amazon.com/Chromakey-Background-Support-Lighting-H604SB-1020G/dp/B0081WSF9M/ref=sr_1_2?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1415217117&sr=1-2&keywords=green+screen+kit>
> from Amazon last year, and it suits our purpose (portable, sufficient for
> "amature" work.) I followed Linda's advice about 3 lights, but honestly in
> a well-lit room I have not found the "top light" makes much difference for
> video. I guess it helps for portraits, etc.
>
> The key is software: Chromakey is built in to iMovie but I never found a
> plugin that worked with Moviemaker Live 2013 (the one out there is for an
> older version of WMM, which is inferior.) I have been using the free MoviePlus
> Starter Edition <http://www.serif.com/free-video-editing-software/> from
> Serif and it does what we need it to do.
>
> I hope this helps,
>
>
>
>
>
> *Eric Hall*
> *Technology Integration Specialist*
> *Mount Mansfield Union High School*
> *Chittenden East SU*
>
> *No trees were injured in the creation of this message, but a significant
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> On Wed, Nov 5, 2014 at 1:37 PM, Donahue, Brucie <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>
>>  Dear List,
>>
>> I'm looking for some recommendations for purchasing a green screen to use
>> with iMovie and MovieMaker. Can anyone send along some recommendations?
>>
>> [log in to unmask]
>>
>> Thanks,
>>
>> Brucie
>>
>>
>>
>> PS Hope you all have fun at VTFest this year...I'm taking the year off.
>>
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