For me, green screen video is the new frontier.
I’ve been watching my online friends, Chris Cole and Matthew Houghton, creating incredible videos and have been wondering how they did it.
(If you want to join in the magic then this is the Facebook Group that you need to join: https://www.facebook.com/groups/580398582047648/ and I recommend that you subscribe to Chris Cole’s YouTube Channel http://www.youtube.com/imchriscole and you will be impressed by the great information he is just giving away about video marketing and YouTube)
I therefore invested in a studio background cloth and stand. This was a partial fail for two reasons:
- I had inadequate lighting
- I had a white background that was difficult to remove effectively in my video editing software
I therefore bought a couple of studio lights off eBay. I discovered why they were so cheap – just one bulb in each! However, as I am filming in my small office, I think I will get away with this. However, my friends have much more powerful lighting – 4 bulbs in each which enables them to use a bigger space for filming.
Despite the new lighting, the white background was still not working, so I invested in a green background cloth.
This time, I had success – here is my first test. This is not perfect by any means but it does represent a break-through for me. Hopefully, I will now be able to go on and raise my game.
I have also created a new video outro that I will start to use on my videos – the creative options are enormous with video – feeling excited:
Green screen video may not be a new frontier for you, but it is for me!