Green Screen Stages in Manhattan, New York
Big Apple Studio houses three green screen studios to support your chroma key production needs.
Address: 229 W 28th Street, 6th Floor (between 7th and 8th Avenues)
This is our flagship U-shaped green screen cyc studio. Ideal for full body, multiple talent green screen shoots, with depth to minimize green spill, and width to support multiple simultaneous camera angles. Great for panel discussions, interviews, music videos, and more. To learn more about Studio 6A click here.
Address: 229 W 28th Street, 5th Floor (between 7th and 8th Avenues)
This is our newest L-shaped green screen cyc studio. Ideal for full body, multiple talent green screen shoots, with depth to minimize green spill, and length to support 40′ walking shots. Great for interviews, dancing and walking, music videos, and more. To learn more about Studio 5G. click here.
Tips for Getting the Best Possible Key
- Obtain a consistent color for your green background. In a studio environment utilizing a hard cyclorama, that means maintaining an even surface with no divots, cracks, seams or areas of discoloration. With a fabric background, that requires making sure the fabric is taut, with no tears, wrinkles or folds.
- Apply even lighting. Use a soft, wide beam fixtures with as much diffusion as possible to evenly light your entire green screen background. Having a studio lighting grid overhead great assists in this effort.
- Minimize green spill. Chroma key software and hardware have sophisticated algorithms to strip green spill from your subjects. However, de-spilling electronically usually comes at a cost to color fidelity, leading to color correction challenges in post-production. Better to minimize green spill during your shoot. You can do this by a) maximizing the distance between your subject and the green walls, b) masking any and all green surfaces which are outside the camera shot, c) using flags to sop up additional green spill reflecting off of studio surfaces.
- Choose a color accurate green screen background. All things being equal, color consistency is more important to a good key than color accuracy, but the closer you can get your green background to the green frequency corresponding to a video camera’s green censor, the easier it will be for your chroma key technology to create the alpha layer and get a clean key.