Some Cool Things in the Studio
Oh the studio. There is so much to be done in the studio. Well that is more so depending on how much space you have to play with. The more room the better I always say. In the studio you can have various sets up for the type of show or video you are producing. It also requires a lot of work with pre and post production to have a solid final production.
Alright so you are in the studio preparing to shoot your video. First things first get your set ready. Find whatever props it is you would like to use and whatever seating you might want to use. Make sure the background is something you want whether it be just black or some kind of stage like set thats behind you. Say if you were doing a sports show you would probably want some sports memorabilia in the background. Another trick a lot of people use in studios is the green screen effect. So your’e in the studio but you want to be at the Grand Canyon. Impossible right? WRONG. Go set up your green screen and frame the shot that you want. Then with some fancy editing you can replace the green with the Grand Canyon.
There is a lot more to think about however when using green screens. First off you have to think about lighting; as you would for any other subject or set. Studios usually have a vast array of lights to play with and they can be moved where ever necessary along their pipe grid. To properly light a subject on a green screen you should make sure you have 3-point lighting on the subject and also a good screen light on the green screen. If the green screen itself is poorly lit then it makes it much more difficult to key it out in post when trying to put the new visual in its place. This is an example of a portable green screen set up which most studios probably have aside form a whole green screen set. The same principles apply.
There is all kinds of things you can do with the green screen. You just have to let your imagination run wild and really try new things. It can be quite the challenge at first
And to go along with your new knowledge of set designs you can put to use your various camera rigs. For some aerial type shots you can use a jib arm. This will make the camera look like it is moving very smoothly through the space you have. Then you have the camera stands where you can tilt, pan, truck, and raise the camera. You can also your various other rigs if you see fit like a steadicam and tripods and so on.