How to make a good Chroma Key study at home in an easy way?

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Today everyone is inclined to their more artistic side. Whether it's your social media photos or videos when you download and install Movie Maker on Windows 10, the era of digital art is here. For this today you will learn how to do a good Homemade Chroma key study. Because if you love art, you have to keep climbing the ladder of what you can do.

And what better way to level up than with a studio in your home that allows you to create effects that somewhat resemble those of great movies. Because even though it obviously won't be the same, having a green screen increases the possibilities of what you can create to 100%

It is one of the best alternatives to Windows Movie Maker when it comes to expressing your ideas in quality videos or short films.

What does it take to do a good chroma key study at home?

To get the best study, you logically have to start by learning what a chroma key is. Basically it is a audiovisual effect, which eliminates the content of the images based on the color they have. In other words, in practical terms it is a green screen, with which you can create visual effects when recording a video or taking a photo.

The most used color to make a good homemade Chroma key study is green, but in some cases blue can also be used. Also, it doesn't just depend on the green screen or background, you also need to take the lighting and wardrobe into consideration.


How to make a good quality homemade chroma key?

To ensure that the project comes out in the best possible quality, it is necessary to have at hand: a chroma light kit, a cloth to place on the blue or green background (preferably the latter), available space in the house to be able to record.

A good quality camera that has the best specifications (this depends on the project you are going to make) and finally a program that allows you to achieve the visual effect.

Visual effects program

To make a good study of the home chroma key, it is essential to have a program that achieves the desired effect. On the net there are many, not only for computers like After Effect (which is one of the best), but also for Android or IOS.

The best examples might be: Filmora Go (Android), I Movie (IOS). With these you can get chroma effects on your mobile, so if you don't have a camera, this is your best option, all you have to do is download the respective applications (for computer or mobile) and follow the steps they indicate. to record correctly.


The way the studio is lit is one of the most important things along with the program, and it is that the lighting given to both the character and the background will be reflected in the final quality of the product.


To have good lighting you need: two spotlights to illuminate the background (placed in a 90 degree pattern), more backlight to illuminate the character (this must be positioned behind the character at a certain angle).

The main light for the character is also required (this should be positioned at a 45 degree angle to the center of the image), fill light for the character (also at 45 degrees but on the opposite side of the previous one, to help eliminate the shadows).

And finally the top light (this isn't completely necessary, but if you want to place it, it goes over the character, depending on the layout of your scene).

Clothing or wardrobe

The last key factor you need to learn for do a good home chroma key study are the clothes to use. Well, basically you shouldn't dress in green, as that will be the color that will be eliminated thanks to the screen, so you have to try to use a wardrobe that goes with the opposite color to green on the color wheel, which is red., And different shades of purple.

You can supplement your wisdom with knowledge of what Adobe Photoshop and its tools are used to sketch out a previous character design with a costume.

Even if you want to play it safe and get the best quality, it's best to wear the white or black, as these will never cause interference.

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