Green screen studio productions have intrigued me every since I started editing videos. I often wondered how I would begin the skill set to learn “how to” accomplish the task of doing so. I have watched video productions from many producers. I have observed as I watched their creative designs come to life. You can see the evidence of green screen technology in movies, commercials, and costly video productions. It is very easily assumed from a beginner level that this task was going to be well over my head. The main question was “Where do I start!”. I joined several video editing groups with hopes of connecting with someone who would shed some light. I anxiously hoped that someone would appreciate my enthusiasm enough to undertake me as a coaching project. I soon found that 1.) the technology jargon was very complex. The more creative the production, the more the software and how to use it. I felt like I needed a college course. I found a willingness of some experts to speak to me about the process, but I presented challenges due to my lack of technical wisdom. Even though I was getting frustrated with the lack of progress I did not give up. I began working with baseline software that I could comprehend. I found that the more you practiced and worked at the creative techniques the better you would get. I am a long way from mastering the skill set, but I am learning everyday. I am getting better. My learning curve is gradual and improving. It is very interesting as I continue to work, the areas that seemed the most challenging become clearer. I have discovered user friendly software, tools, and most of all training I need to succeed.
Green screen virtual studios have been used for decades in fact they were pretty much a secret only available to deep pocketed video producers who could afford to buy or hire very high resolution video cameras. Thanks to the development of video cameras, today we can buy HD camcorders at very affordable prices that allow video amateurs to use green screening techniques such as virtual studios, video montage, commercials and more.
Today you can set up a recording studio in your home, in a small room or garage for one third of the price it used to cost, but visual virtual studios have gone off the scale due to the amount of time they take to create plus they also have to look real and this alone takes hours of creativity, sometimes weeks before the look of a real studio is achieved.