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While thumbtacks might work, the length of the fabric requires a lot of them (that length of fabric gets heavy).  We started with a frame made of PVC pipe, but have graduated to several mounts like this one, so video shooting can be mobile.  We've also hung the green fabric across our library bookshelves and used clamps like these to hold it in place.  The extra green fabric, in as close a match to your green backdrop, is really helpful for those special effects (especially at this time of the year).

Remember, wrinkles and seems matter, so you want it to hang straight for best effect.

Good lighting makes a big difference as well.  I use this 3 point lighting tutorial and 3 point simulator when we're learning about optimal set up.

We're going to be making green screen social media profile pics in the library next week, as a way to explore special effects and digital presence/digital tattoos.

Best,
Shannon



On Tue, Oct 18, 2016 at 11:36 AM, Ericka Page <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

How did you hang it up? Tacks?


From: School Information Technology Discussion <[log in to unmask]> on behalf of Erica Zimmer <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Tuesday, October 18, 2016 11:03:29 AM
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Subject: Re: Green screen
 
Hi Ericka, I actually went to JoAnna's Fabric and got a big piece of green fleece which works pretty good (You can use any solid color really)

On Tue, Oct 18, 2016 at 10:58 AM, Ericka Page <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

Hi all,


I ordered green screen fabric and made my own backing to hold it up. However, the screen I have is much too narrow. Can anyone tell me what they have for their school? I would like it to be at least 10' wide.


Thanks!


Ericka Page

Librarian 

North Country Jr. High

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Rutland Central Supervisory Union

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Integrated Arts Academy; Burlington High School
Burlington, Vermont 05401
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Governor's Institutes of Vermont
GIV Information Technology and Digital Media, Co-Director

"Students need to move from being simply knowledgeable to being knowledge-able."
~Michael Wesch



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