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Setting up a green screen, guerrilla-style

Scott Newstead of Peninsula films shows us how to take over a space and make a functioning green screen.

You don’t need to hire a Green Screen studio if you know what you’re doing. Save money by using a church hall, youth club, hotel function room- wherever the conditions are right.

In this video guerrilla filmmaker Scott Newstead of Peninsula films shows how he takes over a space to create a green screen.

Note how Scott is particularly keen to control the light of the space, and even uses separate lights for the foreground and background. What do you think are the main important points he makes? It might also be an idea to write down his tips, in case you need them one day.

Would you be able to do something similar if you needed to? It might be an idea to get together with some friends and try taking over an area to use for a green screen shoot. Take your copy of HitFilm with you and get a feel for how the lighting effects the end result. It’s a good idea to learn lessons this way, when there’s no pressure. If you do get a chance to do this, tell us all how you got on, maybe even show a still of your set-up or end result. If it’s not quite worked out, we might even collectively be able to advise why.

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