The Skye Boat Song was one of the first songs I've ever learned! It was written back in 1884 by Harold Boulton and Annie MacLeod. It has such a beautiful melody! I hope you like my trio version!
I cloned myself three times with a green screen. I've been playing with green screens for about a month now, and they have proven themselves to be hard to use! My biggest problem has been dealing with green spill while filming in a tiny apartment, but I think I've finally figured out a work around! Now I just need to figure out how to keep my bow from disappearing! It's so narrow, it seems like every time I try to key out the green, the stick of the bow goes, too! I think it's probably a lack of proper lighting on the subject, plus too much erosion/edge blurring in attempts to blend the subject with the background a little better..... I'll keep trying!
I'll probably cringe at this video in the future, but for now, this is the best green-screen keying that I've been able to do so far! =D Woohoo!
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Software and equipment used:
Software used (for Macintosh):
Garageband for attempted sound mixing
Final Cut Pro for video editing
Plugins for sound effects (I have A LOT to learn in this department!):
East West plugins – Goliath Virtual Instrument
Best Service plugins – Forest Kingdom II
Cinematic Bass Boom by NQProductions:
Canon 70D for the green screen video takes
VC HD Avchd Everio for the background video
I got the Green screen I used from here:
Not to randomly promote stuff, but pretty much everything in TubeTape's shop goes on sale at some point in the year. If you are looking for a green screen, but don't need it right away, I'd check their site periodically! There is also all sorts of neat free stuff that they give out throughout the year.
Cheap green screen ideas that I've found to also work just as well as the green screen I bought:
Home Depot sells "Green Grass" color 450B-7 Behr paint that works for a green screen. You can get little sample jars for around ~$2.50 and paint a few pieces of poster board (or part of a wall). Make sure to have no gloss added to the paint - green screens shouldn't reflect light or else you'll end up with lots of keying difficulties!
Queen-sized bright-green sheets from discount stores such as Big Lots kind of work, but I could only get them to key out using a more powerful keying program like Final Cut Pro. You can select multiple "shades of green" to key out in Final Cut Pro, eliminating the need to avoid shadows and wrinkles in your green screen. This was necessary for me since the lighter bright green sheets aren't quite the right shade of green for keying, and are kind of difficult to key out completely..
Green screens also need their own separate light, which was a weird concept to me at first. If I had too much light on it, the green would reflect back into my hair and clothing (the dreaded "green spill"). This also happens if one stands too close to the green screen.. I still don't know what a good light balance is, but I used a cheap shop light ($10) from Home Depot to light the green screen for this video. I did not point the light directly onto the screen (that was far too much light), but more parallel to the screen.
I'm not sure why I just typed all that stuff I've learned about green screens in this video description!