After writing the Covid-19 Tactics post, I’ve had quite a bit of feedback and questions. So around those questions, for faculty and students, I wanted to share a more personal view on working with AV at home. In it, I show how I have my ‘studio’ set up to do these videos; and more importantly as of a few recently answered questions around “how to set up a green screen.”
I wanted to do this video in a more personal tone, just as a reminder to faculty and staff that we all are needing to adapt in these teach-at-home/ learn-at-home times. It’s a reminder to all of us, that we all have lives that our teaching and learning have moved into our homes, and we have to find adaptations to overcome limitations.
- Hang it on a curtain to make it easier to use where you work at home.
- The green cloth needs to be as tight as possible, with not light coming through it. Wrinkles, shadows, and light from behind throw off most ‘keyer’ [the technical-thingy in video software that detects the color and adds a background].
- The easiest way I’ve found is attaching to to a blackout window curtain with chip-clips gives you the ability to chase wrinkles and keeps it up in your home without it being in the way day-to-day.
- Lighting, optimally, should be from three sources
- One left, one right, and one above and forward of you: this helps keeping your shadow from casting directly behind you to the green screen