Green Screen Lighting

Effectively learn the secrets of green screen lighting so you or your editor can pull more effective keys.
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  • Lectures 15
  • Length 1 hour
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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Published 2/2013 English

Course Description

Join CARL GUNDESTRUP -- veteran film, television and corporate video gaffer -- as he walks you through the basic green screen lightingtips, techniques and tools for properly lighting a green screen. In this award-winning, information-packed video, Carl will show the importance of light separation between the green screen and talent, and how to light from a small kit up to using six or more lights for custom looks and lighting in confined spaces. He'll also address problems to be aware of when lighting both the green screen and talent. When you light as though you won't be pulling the key yourself, you'll have success keying your footage with even the most basic software keyers.

Take this ultimate Green Screen Lighting course now and learn exclusive green screen lighting tips and techniques.


What are the requirements?

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What am I going to get from this course?

  • Effectively learn the secrets of green screen lighting so you or your editor can pull more effective keys.

Who is the target audience?

  • Students, Video Professionals, Video Hobbyists

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30 day money back guarantee.

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Desktop, iOS and Android.

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Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Green Screen Lighting
Introduction & Overview
Carl discusses the different types of green screens that can be used

Carl teaches how to properly light a green screen

Section 2: Lighting the Talent
Carl demonstrates things to be aware of when lighting talent; including hair, skin color, age and wardrobe. 
Carl teaches how to light your talent separate from the green screen using 3 point lighting. 
Carl discusses the lighting instruments used in a larger space. 
Carl discusses how to light in a confined space, such as a small conference room or office. 
Section 3: Interactive & Custom Lighting
Carl teaches how to match the color of  your light, (Daylight or Tungsten) to your background. 
Carl teaches how to light a full body against green screen. 
Carl teaches how to custom light for your background with an emphasis on lighting the green screen separately
Carl takes a look at some problem green screen and talent lighting
Section 4: Recap & Closing Credits
Video recap and closing credits
Section 5: Green Screen Lighting Lecture Workbook
Green Screen Lighting Lecture Workbook
5 pages
Section 6: Green Screen Lighting Quiz
Green Screen Lighting Quiz
1 page
Section 7: Green Screen Lighting Quiz (Master Key)
Green Screen Lighting Quiz (Master Key)
2 pages

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Instructor Biography

Mike Chenoweth, Writer / Producer

Mike “Cheno” Chenoweth is an award-winning producer who has been involved in the film and video industry since 1992, working mostly in film & commercial production. Mike has written and produced commercial material for International businesses such as Biogen Pharmaceuticals, Weider Nutrition International, Nero Digital Software, ADP as well as numerous national and local clients. 

In 2004,  Mike took his production experience and helped form curriculums for two high school-oriented film programs, one in which being the first film charter high school in the United States. 
Mike also currently operates Reel Classroom, a company specializing in film & video training for education and independent film. 
In addition to production, Mike also writes for television commercials and feature films.


Instructor Biography

Carl Gundestrup has been lighting independent films, television commercials, music videos and corporate videos since 1978. His clients include, CBS, NBC, ABC, NBA, Industrial lighting and magic, Pepsi, America's Most Wanted, Ford, etc. He resides in Utah, married and the father of 4. For information on Carl you can go to

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