How to Light a Green Screen and More by Simeon Quarrie

by Simeon Quarrie, VIVIDA

I had the opportunity a few years back to meet Simeon Quarrie of VIVIDA Productions in the UK at the Government Video Expo in Washington DC.  His type of production, at first, didn’t seem to fit the “government model” of video production.  At the time, Simeon was best known for his wedding videos so much so as he kept his model somewhat secret which made it possible to speak outside of Europe so as not to give away his trade secrets.  But his Hollywood style of movie making and attention to detail really had an impact on me and I’m often referencing his work to other creatives. Since that GV Expo, Simeon has branched out to corporate productions and even started a youtube channel full of useful production tips and tricks. (BTW– he’s also a super nice guy and blew us all away!)

Here is one of Simeon’s brief vignettes on how to light a green screen. Getting good even light is really important for filmmakers hoping to remove a background in post…

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