Green Screening Tips?

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    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.

    #440040
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    Anna C.
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    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.

    #440049
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    Mark Mejia
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    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

    #440063
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    Anna C.
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    Oh, here’s the article that mentioned it :http://builderbrothersstudios.webs.com/Animation%20Guide.html

    #440122

    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. :)

    #440133
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    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

    #440152
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    Anna C.
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    Keep us posted on how it turns out!

    #440154

    Lighting is the key to the Chroma Key.

    #440166

    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.

    #440202
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    Anna C.
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    What greenscreen did you use now and before?

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