For most of our education and training video projects we shoot subjects on a green screen. That way we can make the background whatever we want it to be when we edit the video. It’s been a somewhat easy process so far. Up to this point we have used a green muslin screen on a photography background support, sort of like a shower curtain. It was a good, but small. And the background wrinkled really easily… so it just sort of stayed wrinkled all the time.
So I did some googling around on a bunch of video forums and found out that Benjamin Moore neon green was a close match to the traditional green screen color. It is a color with almost zero red in it – and zero red means good results when keying out the green channel.
I started the wall with 2 coats of pistachio tinted primer. After the primer, I painted a small section on the wall.. just to make double-sure that I had a green that would work in the editor’s keyer. Then I started in on the paint. From what I learned, green paint is more transparent than other paint colors, and it requires several coats. This wall is 4 coats of Benjamin Moore Super Spec neon green flat interior paint.