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SIC Preview: How To Light Green Screen Series: Lighting With Just Two Lights

written by Shane Hurlbut, ASC

Music courtesy MusicBed. Artist: Seth Philpott – Song: “Magic Motion”

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You will learn:

  • How to work with smaller green screens
  • How to position your lights to get the most out of them
  • How measuring distance and being exact can make or break you
  • How to light green screen evenly with lights on stands
  • How to utilize the light’s qualities to make it work for you
  • How to light in tight spaces
  • How to use false color to get your lighting in the pocket
  • Why lighting from above gives you an extended background
  • How Cineos, Kino Flos, Open Face, & Fresnel lights affect your green screen
  • How to deal with the overlap of two lights when lighting your green screen from the ground
  • Why lighting with Cineos just might be your best option

Welcome to Part 4 of our How to Light Green Screen Series! Lighting your green screen evenly can be a trickier than you think, but master cinematographer Shane Hurlbut, ASC will walk you through step by step how he lights green screen when he’s only got 2 lights.

Shane will show you what it looks like when using Kino Flo, Open Face, Maxi, Fresnel, and Cineo light sources while working with a smaller green screen. He discusses how to measure the distance of your lights from the screen while sharing his tips for lighting evenly, how to deal with overlapping beam patterns from your lights, and the benefits of lighting overhead. Master the art of green screen with this series!

All videos were edited on HP Z840 workstations using HP Z24x DreamColor monitors.

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