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April 14, 2003 at 8:17 pm #692
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What do you use for blue/green screening?

I would like to hear some feedback from Jay, because his Blue screening was superior, without any noise. What did you use for bluescreening?
how many lights?

April 14, 2003 at 11:01 pm #713
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I use blue paper.. Then in BSOL i just chose the color closest to the paper.. But Im assuming your using after effects or something with its instant chroma keying and stuff…

April 14, 2003 at 11:40 pm #714
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I couldnt find any other song, sorry.. Maybe ill edit it and then replace that link with a new one.. just need to get a better song lol.. SOrry

Btw, I did email wandrer.. He said i already have it, which i did, but i reformatted my hard drive and lost it all and he never emailed me back with it..

two contradicting statements
Stupid kid, you have no idea about bsol :shake

April 14, 2003 at 11:55 pm #718
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Uhh… I seriously don’t get that lol.. Makes no sense. But it doesnt really mater the material IMO.. Because you can have blue paper, blue fabric, or whatever, but it will still be blue and in BSOL you chose teh color it is and stuff and you know.. So I dont think it matters that much.. I used a folder once and get nice results but I tried other folders and it wasnt as good…

April 15, 2003 at 1:08 am #731
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I haven’t released any films that use bluescreening, but I’ve done some tests on my own and it worked well, so you’ll have to take my word for it. I used a poster board that I found at Office Max that’s about the closest I’ve seen to chroma blue. I used it as the background during the car scene of Falling Out. I lit that scene with two 100W bulbs that were completely bare, and you can see that the background isn’t reflecting any shiny spots. There’s also hardly any change in color from one side of the frame to the other (until you see the angled shot of Blue walking up). I didn’t put any effort at all into the lighting the background evenly here, so I imagine that if I tried the results would be very good.

The stuff is called “Two Cool Colors,” it’s about poster size, the colors are “FL Blue/FL Purple” (it’s two sided), and I got it at Office Max for something like $1.50.

April 15, 2003 at 1:30 am #734
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I used flourescent bristol board and one or two desk lamps, depending on the setup. The most difficult part I found was preventing reflections and reducing spill – the only way around that is to play around with it until it works. There’s some worthwhile info the the FAQ, too.


April 16, 2003 at 10:27 pm #884
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April 16, 2003 at 11:13 pm #887
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Lets see, Blue Screening/Chromakeying.

Acctauly if you use a green screen it works much better due to the way it reflects the light. (assumeing you are using a grey bace plate) Oh well, anyway about the accual screen.

CWRProductions 8)

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April 17, 2003 at 1:31 am #911
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kylepro, I did not give you permission to post on my thread.
Please take this as a future warning and do not post on any of my threads.

Remember child, soliciting in the forums will not be tolerated. :shake

April 17, 2003 at 1:33 am #913
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Don’t have to be so harsh

….but you have a good point he did post the same add in 3 spots


April 17, 2003 at 9:57 am #951
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I would NOT recommend buying through the site suggested. Not only doesn’t it have any kind of reference as to who runs the place, but also does the site provide absolutely no security.

Even if, theoretically, you would eventually be able to acquire the promised products, there’s no way it could be legal. And there’s no way to contact whoever is behind this. (Well, there is, but it’s not easy).


April 17, 2003 at 12:29 pm #955
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sorry anybody in this area, i dont mean to imply that i am soliciting. i am NOT! i just thought you would want to know about a site that helped me alot and could help you. :(

November 1, 2012 at 9:32 pm #419833
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Joseph Propati

I’ve been doing a lot of testing with green screen cloth and here is what I’ve found and learned:
1. You don’t have enough lamps! I found the best results if I use 4 lamps! The reason: You need a lot of light on the minifig or set and two lamps pointing at the minifig or scene will give plenty of light! This will give you a nice, crisp clean lit edge around the minifig, set, or pieces in the scene.
2. I use a green screen cloth that was made specifically for this purpose! I wouldn’t use origami paper, which has a high gloss factor or any paper unless you can get a perfectly clean, none wrinkled sheet with great even coloring!
3. The green screen has to be moved pretty far back from the minifig or set in the background! If it is too close to the minifig or set is will shine or glare into the minifig or sets edges and cause the green halo or green edge effect! This is the main issue with green screen problems and bad images. The more you get a green glare then there will be more of a green lining or halo on your minifig or set!
4. Use two lamps on the green screen, with each pointed 45 degrees at the green screen but not too close because this is what will cause the glare, which will show up of the minifig or set! You want even lighting on the green screen yet you don’t want it really bright!! Try to keep the green screen a little darker than normal but enough to where the light distribution is even and all the green looks exactly the same on the entire green screen cloth!
5. Image quality and focus!! What I mean by this is, you have to have a really nice quality camera or webcam that can give you a high quality image. The focus of the camera or webcam on the minifig or set must be enough to give a crisp, clean edge and not a blurry edge. The more your minifig or set has an edge then the more you will have green color bleed that makes it harder for the video editor to remove later.
6. Editing software! This is the last critical component to getting nice high quality green screen shots! Some editing software such as iKITmovie will let you use up to three color settings to remove the green in the background. Plus there is software that has this image line bleeding effect that knows how to remove the green from the edge of the minifig or set image. The more features of chrome color affects you have at your disposal the more you can clean up a nice green screen image!
7. You can also use Fluid Mask 3, which is a program specifically used for chrame key effects!!!
Hope these helped!

November 3, 2012 at 9:55 am #419848
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Bric a brac

Hey Joseph! Thanks again! You have loads of things to share that I/we can really use. Show us your video next time! ^^

November 6, 2012 at 1:55 pm #419903
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I use adobe photo shop for my “blue screening”. I try to shoot against an even background, then I cut it out for each frame in Photoshop. This means the color is irrelevant, I just try to find something that isn’t close to the Lego’s I am filming.

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