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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 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 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

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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?

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Thanks,

Brucie

 

PS Hope you all have fun at VTFest this year…I’m taking the year off.

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