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Has anybody made their own green screen?

Asked by trumi (6481points) March 22nd, 2010

I’ve heard from several people that there is no reason to save up for a super pricey green screen if you’re on a budget. Obviously those products will be less wrinkled, more responsive to lighting, more uniform color… but I just don’t have hundreds of dollars these days :P

Has anyone made their own green screen before? What kind of fabric did you use, and where did you get it? Good experience so far?

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Pseudonym's avatar

I set up a polyester (I would imagine) green blanket across a wall, and I use it from time to time with iMovie. It doesn’t work perfectly, both because of wrinkles in the “green screen” and the fact that iMovie is not a very advanced software, but I would recommend it for those who make videos/movies as a hobby as opposed to a more serious thing

CMaz's avatar

Green cloth is the cheapest. Find the best chroma saturation of green.

Overlap the top and bottom of the cloth. Sew together having a “channel” then run a piece of PVC pipe through the top and bottom, when hung, will flatten out the wrinkles.

Or paint a wall.

Nullo's avatar

Mayhaps you can paint some large pieces of drywall green?

kruger_d's avatar

There is a green screen paint available. There are youtube how-to’s.

OreetCocker's avatar

Man I just threw one away yesterday!

Fausnaught's avatar

They sell paint that you can use on any wall instead of buying an expensive screen. You have to light it just right, but should still work for a small personal project.

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