In this tutorial, Mia McCormick, of Kelby Media, takes you through the basic steps of lighting a green screen properly. Green-screen production is great for special-effects work or when you need to shoot a subject against a variable background. But to make it look believable and professional, absolutely even lighting of the green backdrop—whether a piece of fabric or a cyc wall—is crucial. This video shows you how to avoid common pitfalls such as spill so that you can pull a clean key easily in post production.
This green-screen tutorial also touches upon a couple of different lighting solutions that work well for different setups. Finally, McCormick explains why you'll need a camera that captures 4:2:2 (not 4:2:0) video, or at least an external recorder that can do so.