How To Light Green Screen Series: Lighting With Just Two Lights

INCLUDED IN THIS LESSON:  18 Minutes of Instructional Video, In-Depth Written Breakdown, Lighting Schematics, and Side by Side Comparison for better instruction    Supplied w/English Subtitles

IN THIS LESSON YOU WILL LEARN:  Welcome to Part 4 of our How to Light Green Screen Series! Lighting your green screen evenly can be a trickier than you think, but master cinematographer Shane Hurlbut, ASC will walk you through step by step how he lights green screen when he’s only got 2 lights.

Shane will show you what it looks like when using Kino Flo, Open Face, Maxi, Fresnel, and Cineo light sources while working with a smaller green screen. He discusses how to measure the distance of your lights from the screen while sharing his tips for lighting evenly, how to deal with overlapping beam patterns from your lights, and the benefits of lighting overhead. Master the art of green screen with this series!

  • How to work with smaller green screens.
  • How to position your lights to get the most out of them.
  • How measuring distance and being exact can make or break you.
  • How to light green screen evenly with lights on stands.
  • How to utilize the light’s qualities to make it work for you.
  • How to light in tight spaces.
  • How to use false color to get your lighting in the pocket.
  • Why lighting from above gives you an extended background.
  • How Cineos, Kino Flos, Open Face, & Fresnel lights affect your green screen.
  • How to deal with the overlap of two lights when lighting your green screen from the ground.
  • Why lighting with Cineos just might be your best option.


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Mintesinot 17 days ago

Hey Shane AKA the best Cinematographer! Can we take the cineo to the ground and attach them on a stand and can possibly get the same equal distribution of light on the green screen as that of cineos on the truss?

    • Shane Hurlbut, ASC    15 days ago

      @Mintesinot HI Mintesinot, Yes you can but remember they are not a fresnel light, which is designed to project light, where a cineo or sky panel is all about soft and 160 to 180 degree spread, so getting them even will be a bit more difficult

ryanfreng 13 days ago

This ‘Free’ episode asks me to enter my email address to continue to enjoy the lesson. I’m a HA member and don’t believe I should be seeing this. I also logged out/back in and am seeing the same thing. As a workaround I can put an email into the form to continue watching.

    • Shane Hurlbut, ASC    10 days ago

      @ryanfreng HI Ryanfreng, These are the lessons that we released free to the world, so we require log in for only the free lessons, sorry for the inconvenience but I think it is a small price to pay. Share the knowledge and thank you for helping me to do this.

clinthowardfilm 28 days ago

Hi Shane, sorry if this isn’t the place to post this question. (still getting a feel for the site.) I wanted to ask if there is a guide or reference to properly set up my Flanders 2340 to the right gamma, contrast and brightness. When coloring on my 2015 Mac book pro, I am getting results that are too far from what my monitor is telling me. I don’t think I have it set up right. Any help or guidance would be much appreciated. Thanks for the all mentorship!

    • Shane Hurlbut, ASC    28 days ago

      @clinthowardfilm Color Space: Rec 709/// Gamma Select: Gamma 2.4//// Color Matching: Judd Modified//// Color Temp: 6500K//// HDR: off//// Luminance Mode: Custom////Luminance:101/////LUT Bypass: None//// Red Gain:37////Green Gain:29////Blue Gain:84////Red Bias:49////Green Bias:50////Blue Bias:50////Log Mode: offf////SDI Black Level: Video////Video Clipping: Off////Custom Gamma: Off////SDI Hue Adjustment: Off

    • clinthowardfilm    28 days ago

      @clinthowardfilm this is really helpful thank you! One last thing. I dont see Color space or any rec 709 option I just have film and uncorrected. I wonder if this is because my firmware is outdated or if its just an older model.