Firstcall Westcott Green Screen Starter Kit - 401N
* PhotoKey 5 Lite Software
* 200 Digital Backgrounds
* 20 Overlay Graphics
* 9' x 10' Wrinkle-Resistant Green Screen
* (2) uLite Constant Lights
* (2) 20 inches Collapsible Softboxes
* (2) 500 Watt Lamps
* (2) 6.5' Light Stands
Have you ever seen an image taken in front of a blue or green background - and a computer instantly removed the solid background colour and replaced it with a photographic background image? This 'Chroma key' technique of mixing together two images (or movie frames) is widely used in television (i.e. weather forecasts) and the movie industry.
Westcott, the market leaders in Green Screen technology, have produced a comprehensive kit marketed at students of photography who want to try this adventurous branch of photography (and videography) for the first time.
It contains everything you need to get started - lights, stands, softboxes, the green screen and still image and video backgrounds.
So how does it work?
It's simple. We have created a complete kit including everything you need (minus the video camera and computer) to superimpose a subject onto video footage. Play onstage with a rock band or travel through space as with green screen technology, the possibilities are endless.
Chroma-key green. that is. The magic behind this whole process is the green screen. Included in this kit is a 9' x 10' extra-large green screen backdrop that is constructed from a heavy-duty wrinkle-resistant matte fabric. You simply hang this background onto any wall or background system using the included pole pocket and grommets. Once hung, place your subject at least 3' in front of the backdrop and take your video footage. (Make sure you frame only your subject and the green screen.) Why 3'? This helps to avoid any shadows on your backdrop that would need to be taken out during post production.
The next step.
The next step is correctly lighting your backdrop and your subject. The uLite was designed to do just that. Although the uLites are designed to be compact in nature, they project an extremely broad area of light coverage. Basically, you can light a larger area with a smaller box. This is achieved by placing the removable diffusion front flush with the outer edge of the softbox and the narrow depth of the softbox. This simple 2-light setup will properly light up both your subject and the 9' x 10' included backdrop.
Simple set up.
The uLite is one of the first collapsible softboxes designed to give you the amazing light quality of a traditional style softbox, without the tedious set up. With one simple push, your softbox takes form and locks into place.
Powerful tungsten halogen lamps.
The included two 500-watt lamps offer plenty of power to make sure both your subject and green screen are properly lit. Lamps are rated for over 60 hours of use.
Adobe Premiere Elements Trial
If you don't already have any software, don't worry, we'll get you started with a free trial of Adobe® Premiere Elements. As an added bonus, the educational DVD included in this kit features education on both this software and the very popular iMovie. (Adobe Premiere is a trademark of Adobe Systems Incorporated.)
As an added bonus, we have also included a DVD containing 10 high-quality JPEG images to get you started. Keep in mind, there are a ton of stock images offering you even more endless possibilities.
Last but not least education.
Now that you have all the proper equipment to correctly light for green screen, the last element is to teach you all the ins and outs of how this all works. The included educational DVD covers everything imaginable from set up to lighting and subject positioning, post production, dos and don'ts and more.
This kit is 'a steal'.
The video version of this same exact kit was published in the New York Times in December of 2011. The kit was described as 'a steal' for the money.
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