MTI was called in by our client Guidehouse, the global consulting firm, for a full-day shoot at their Washington, D.C., offices on Pennsylvania Avenue near the White House. The production was to capture introductions by CEO Scott McIntyre and other executives for a virtual conference.
The plan was for shooting in front of a green screen so that a custom background could be added in post-production. In this case, high production values could be achieved with a simple two-man crew, videographer Shawn Chadwick and gaffer Patrick Young.
Green is the New Blue
Utilizing green screen technology has become a standard practice, though it takes precise skill to ensure that the lighting is done right so that problems don’t appear in post-production. Today’s ubiquitous green screens replaced the blue screens that were first used in film production as far back as the 1930s. Using green screen allows for greater creativity and control.
The Power of Two
There were two cameras used for this shoot, both being the 4K Panasonic AG DVX200. One camera shot closeups, the other was focused on a medium shot. Light panels and Kino Flo‘s portable Diva-Lite were also used. The Diva-Lite runs cool, is flicker-free, and energy efficient. The audio was boomed in, meeting COVID requirements.
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