Almost all movies and TV shows will have used a green screen at some point during shooting their production. Filming in front of a green screen is not a new idea; people have been shooting videos with a green screen as the backdrop since the 1940s. Although the quality of the videos that are produced this way has improved a lot since these early days, the benefits of shooting in front of a green screen have stayed the same. Here are just a few of the benefits of using a green screen when shooting your video.
Saves time – Using a green screen will save you time as you don’t have to worry about setting up a suitable background or props whilst you’re filming.
Consistency – Using a green screen will help the video that you’re shooting to remain consistent throughout its duration. When shooting using a green screen all ambient light is blocked out, this means you don’t have to worry about how the lighting is changing throughout the day of a shoot or on different days if you can’t shoot a scene continuously.
Flexibility – Probably the biggest benefit of shooting using a green screen is the huge amount of flexibility that it allows you. You can shoot your video in various locations without having to worry about the hassle of developing an identical set in each location. You can also choose any background imaginable to digitally place over the green screen post-recording and it gives you the chance to play around and experiment with a few different backgrounds before you choose the one that looks best.
Saves money – Filming in front of a green screen is a simple process that doesn’t cost too much to do. Production companies save a lot of money on building sets or paying to film on a site by using a green screen.
Portability – A green screen can be set up in and moved to pretty much any location. It is possible to move your green screen around to anywhere within your studio or the area you’re shooting in to suit your requirements.