My class is going to be delivering newscasts in front of a green screen, in order to add effects later in post-production. Here are a few things to remember:
First, make sure the lights are close to the subjects to increase brightness. Sound, or rather the lack of it, is key when recording the audio. Make sure the speaker is reading the "teleprompter," which is the laptop, almost directly under the iPad, being used as the video camera. This gives the appearance that the presenter is looking right into the camera. Also, the speaker should be off to the side, so a graphic can be added on the other side. One note: double-tap on the iPad, so that the video mode in camera shows the top and bottom black bars. This is the actual shooting view.
I've learned so far that everything, especially with new technology, takes time to figure out. Also, working with the human factor (the students), often takes a number of "takes" in order to get a good final shot. Hopefully, as time progresses, our time to produce will decrease. The main thing we struggled with was getting power to our iRig Pro Duo. I think I've figured out the issue.
Be careful with keeping the green screen smooth. I folded over a section and overlapped a part because of space constraints. However, in the final video, I did notice a streak at times where the fold was.
Daniel H. Lee
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