The unique characteristic of chroma key green is that specific tone is rarely found in clothing and flesh tones; therefore it is easy to "key-out" the extreme-bright-lime-green with video editing software. A gallon of Rosco video chroma key green paint is around $80.

A slightly cheaper alternative to get started with chroma keying is to buy a large canvas of chroma key green fabric, but wrinkles create shadows that are difficult to key out. You could try taking the cloth to a paint store to see if they can custom mix a match, but I'm not sure it would work as well.

-Steven

On Wed, May 3, 2017 at 1:37 PM, Erica Zimmer <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
We are looking to turn a room into our green screen room and we would like to paint the walls instead of using the cloth as it provides more flexibility.  I know there is special green screen paint you can buy, but it's expensive, and so I am wondering if I could just use a basic flat finish latex paint in that color.  Does anyone have any experience with this?

Thanks!
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Erica Zimmer
ELL/Technology Integration Specialist
Rutland Central Supervisory Union


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Technology Integration Specialist
Bellows Free Academy
71 South Main Street
St. Albans, VT  05478
sdavis@fcsuvt.org


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