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How To Light Green Screen Series: Lighting Your Subject

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If you are an Inner Circle member please contact anne@hurlbutvisuals.com before purchasing for a special discount.

Contains over 14 minutes of extensive video content and analysis.

You will learn:

  • How to best light for a green screen interview
  • How to ensure that your subject can move around freely
  • How to successfully produce the best key light and backlight
  • Why you should light for areas rather than specific marks
  • Why you should light with a larger source
  • How to create a more even field of light
  • How to use different color temperatures to separate your subject from the green screen

When working with a green screen, knowing how to light your subject is essential. Shane Hurlbut, ASC will take you through his process of professionally lighting talent to avoid light contamination while ensuring distinct separation. Here’s where experience really comes into play, and rather than wait 25 years to build up your own, you can take advantage of Shane’s!

There are many variables to consider—Is this an interview? Is your subject moving around? In this instructional video, Shane will provide you with his personal tips and tricks, leaving you with a toolbox worth of advice on how to shape, form, and create the best image! Shane will take you through how to successfully produce a key light, backlight, and fill light, as well as how to shape this light using toppers, siders, and bottomers. You’ll be well on your way to being able to professionally light your screen so that your subject separates from it beautifully!

All videos were edited on HP Z840 workstations using HP Z24x DreamColor monitors.

Released: 2/3/17

Shane’s Inner Circle members through 4/3/17 received this content as part of their membership.

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2 reviews for How To Light Green Screen Series: Lighting Your Subject

  1. 5 out of 5


    Hi Shane,

    Awesome tutorial as usual. Thanks for putting these together. Makes me a lot more confident with green screens already! Looking forward to the next tutorial!

  2. 5 out of 5


    HI Shane Very wonderful tutorial , I like so much the comparisons you have done between small light source and big light source, This really what we want to see and understand , it is the golden tips which are not cover neither in books nor schools , please Shane keep always these

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