Tips for Lighting a Green Screen

In 2011 Matt Forbes from software company Telestream recorded this short video demonstrating some of the very basic fundamentals of lighting for green screen videos.

In the video (which was sadly was not recorded in HD for some reason), Forbes talks about 3 main points – lightning the screen itself, lighting your subject and (something often neglected), the overall lighting of the scene.

Green screen isn’t new – it has been used in Hollywood for decades as well as in the broadcast industry for many years. However several new technologies are now allowing even budget filmmakers and videographers to enjoy the benefits of creating changing environments and special effects with very small (and sometimes no) budget.

You can watch more HDSLR and video techniques on our dedicated HDSLR channel here on LensVid.