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February 11, 2014 at 11:32 pm #440012
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BetterThanPieStudios

So, every time I try to greens screen, I have tons of problems with the color of the greenscreen reflecting off the LEGO, creating a hideous effect. I have experimented a lot, and can not figure out how to fix it. So I thought I would ask here.
Thanks.

February 14, 2014 at 1:31 pm #440040
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Anna C.

I have read somewhere that blue screen instead of green screen is best for Brickfilming since there is a lower chance that it would actually be similar to the color of the scene implements (trees, grass, etc). I think you should give blue screen a try.

February 15, 2014 at 6:07 am #440049
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Mark Mejia

Here are some tutorials that deal with live subject green screen but the tips translate to stop motion too.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q3PZO_lCBkw (go to around the 5 min mark for the green glow problem)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MPrvEyw-3mo

Mark

February 16, 2014 at 4:14 pm #440063
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Anna C.

Oh, here’s the article that mentioned it :http://builderbrothersstudios.webs.com/Animation%20Guide.html

February 24, 2014 at 6:56 pm #440122
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BetterThanPieStudios

Sorry about the late reply. Anyway, I have tried a bluescreen, and it didn’t really help because it has the same problem as the green screen: the LEGO reflects the color. But thanks anyway. I’ll take a look at the article. ;) @Mark I will definately watch the videos. I’ll let you know if they help. :)

February 25, 2014 at 4:53 pm #440133
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Mark Mejia

The hardest part is the hugh and reflection due to the Lego’s shine/texture.

Good luck! I’m interested to find out your results and fix for your problem!!!

Mark

February 26, 2014 at 3:54 pm #440152
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Anna C.

Keep us posted on how it turns out!

February 26, 2014 at 4:06 pm #440154
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Harborlight Productions

Lighting is the key to the Chroma Key.

February 27, 2014 at 7:54 am #440166
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BetterThanPieStudios

I tried again, still using greenscreen, but a better one. I would have tried blue, but all I had was a blue piece of paper, and it always looks bad with it. xD So anyway, I got my lighting set up a bit better, and got my testing thing as far from the greenscreen as I could. (Which sadly wasn’t very far. :P ) But it definately looks better. I was also using a different software to do it in, so that might have helped. Anyway, I may post a test to YouTube after I try again tomorrow.

March 4, 2014 at 4:58 pm #440202
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Anna C.

What greenscreen did you use now and before?

March 5, 2014 at 6:42 pm #440212
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BetterThanPieStudios

I was actually using a green piece of paper before. xP It actually somewhat worked. But I cuildnt get the subject far enough away without seeing everything else. so I used a more fabric-like one that my mom got. It’s kind of an elasticy, felty thing. I don’t know what to call it. xD But anyway, that was much bigger and worked pretty nicely.

March 6, 2014 at 1:45 pm #440215
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Anna C.

I always thought before that doing chroma keying requires a special kind of fabric or material, good to know that you could actually just use things that could be found at home :-)

March 6, 2014 at 4:04 pm #440220
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BetterThanPieStudios

Yeah. I think the more expensive ones probably work better for filming people than LEGO. With LEGO you will always have to deal with reflection no matter what your greenscreen is like.

March 9, 2014 at 1:21 pm #440241
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Anna C.

Hmm, have you tried distancing the Legos from the green screen? I think that would help to minimize the reflection factor from the lights :-) Using a lighter shade of green also helps based on what I’ve read.

March 27, 2014 at 5:39 pm #440394
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Well, The reason why its Reflecting and Not working, is because your just use a Regular Sheet of Green/Blue Paper, The best way is to get a Real Chroma key or A big Board, And also your Lighting is Important. I hope this Helps.

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