Welcome to Using & Setting Up Green Screens! You’re in store for a full-coverage guide on all you need to know. Within this course, we’ll cover everything from the huge variety of lighting options, configuration and setup, materials, and the many hazards to watch out for in setting up your own green screened studio.

StreamerSquare has a two-part resource on backgrounds. Check out this article for native backgrounds (just your physical room or location) or this one to dig a little deeper into green screens.

Looking for an in-depth visual walkthrough of setting up a green screen? Look no further than MachineDaena and his tutorial video below!

One thing that’s always crucial to streaming with a camera, whether that’s with or without a green screen is lighting. Get that finishing touch on your knowledge on the subject by checking out “The Basics of Lighting Your Stream” over on StreamerSquare!

Finally, we’ve got a clip from one of The Stream Scene episodes, featuring guests Soaryn and dasMEDHI, with a fluid discussion of several approaches to green screens.

aka Green Screen 101 Have you ever wondered how the weather reporter on the news is able to stand in front of a map or an animated graphic and interact with it? In your favorite movie, the heroes are running through a location that does not exist anywhere on Earth! But how do they do that? It’s clearly not a backdrop behind them, but it’s…something else. This is a production effect called chromakey and is achieved by having the reporter or actors in front of a green (or another monochrome color) background and the video editor can selectively remove from the background color from the output. What the camera sees After Chromakey This is a standard effect that virtually all video editing and video production software has filters for, and can be achieved with little expense or effort. You can even get really creative with the output. In this article, you’ll...

Green screens have been used in media since the 1930s and are pivotal to most Hollywood productions these days. Just adding one to your channel could open the door of possibilities where only your imagination knows the limits. Originally, they were blue to distinguish the actor’s skin from the actual screen. The color was then chroma keyed out like it is today and replaced with whatever was desired. As technology advanced, it became apparent that green was a better color due to the sensitivity that digital cameras had with green.  Now that you know a little more about the history behind the scenes, let’s talk about how to light a green screen. The Importance of Lighting Lighting might be the most important aspect to the green screen setup. Having too little could allow shadows to creep in, causing fuzzy sections on your broadcast. Having too much can certainly help the...

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