February 12, 2015 at 4:28AM

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Walking in front of a green screen

I'm directing a short film where we need the actor to walk in front of a green screen. The only problem is that it's a lot of walking, and the space in from of the green screen is limited, and setting up the light would take a lot of work.
I was thinking of buying a treadmill and painting it green, but before doing so, I thought it would be a good idea to ask if any of you have a better solution?

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I'm gonna say that the solution you have is perhaps the best right now, buy something second hand and spray it green.

February 12, 2015 at 4:48PM

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Wentworth Kelly
Director/DP/Colorist/Drone Op
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I've only ever seen people use treadmills, or film outside with someone carrying a greenscreen behind them as they walk on a key-green fabric.

I usually see the low profile ones from effects equipment companies being used.

If you want to go really shoestring you could consider shooting waist-up, and using a climbing harness suspended from a frame made of 2x4s, with something like a weight hung from the harness to keep them upright without stabilizing with their arms

November 9, 2015 at 5:53AM

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