Poor Man’s Process – Blue Screen: Part 01

INCLUDED IN THIS LESSON:  13 Minutes of Instructional Video, In-Depth Written Breakdown, Lighting Schematics, definitions to all gear and lighting used and Side by Side Comparison for better instructionSupplied w/English Subtitles

IN THIS LESSON YOU WILL LEARN: What is POORMAN’s PROCESS?  You have probably heard it, but not sure what it is all about.  Well back in the day you would project a driving sequence in the Background and then you would have your actors on stage and they would drive but not move.  Hence the term Poorman’s, because to go out and film sequences at night or day is very expensive.  This lesson is Part 1 of a 6 Part Course that takes you through everything necessary in delivering seamless VFX’s plate integration.   Shane Hurlbut, ASC takes us through how to light for integrating VFX plate shots into live action photography by using a blue screen, the initial set up, choosing the correct blue screen sizes, simple balancing techniques, and daylight control to simulate a overcast day. Shane dives in deep and pulls back the curtain on how he chooses the right location, to controlling the environment with overhead frames and how to shape and balance the natural light.

Light etiquette

  • Equipment checklist
  • Screen placement
  • What types of lights to use
  • What size Blue Screens
  • Why Blue Screens and Not Green Screens
  • Light quality and quantity
  • Controlling the sun