Just to go over the basic ground rules:
- Film the background first, as that will determine the lighting, a crucial part of the process.
- Check the screen for any wrinkles, creases, discolouration, holes etc, otherwise the process will not work properly.
- Turn off the Sharpen function on your camera, and film in the most uncompressed format you have.
- Use a colour reference, and film a clean plate to be completely safe and ensure optimal accuracy.
- Beware motion blur and excessive movements. To combat this, carefully measure the positions needed for the scene. Also, frizzy hair can present an issue.
- For any type of tracking shots, use markers and use a wide depth of field.
And well, that was that. As I said, this served more a refresher on my greenscreen skills, as I had done them before, though this was considerably more sophisticated, as well as the screens and room being larger than my past experiences. Though I myself have no immediate plans for using this tech, I feel confident enough in the basics to be able to pull it off to a satisfactory degree should it ever be needed.