So where can I get those fixtures, im kindof a noob so I dont know what those areI wondered when/if this would come up, once I saw you got that for Christmas, but no mention of lighting. Here's what I've been told works, though I haven't seen it myself. Buy inexpensive 4' dual tube florescent fixtures with "flicker free" ballasts, two top and two bottom, to light your green cyc. Buy the best 5600K tubes (8+1 spare) you can afford. Light your subject(s) with 5600K light (incandescent corrected with Apollo Full CTB #AP2000 is fine, remember you'll lose intensity), but don't spill onto the cyc.
Thanks! I'm gonna see if someone will take me to lowe's now....Are you near a Lowe's? Here's an 8' dual tube fixture for $33, and two pack of tubes for $9.98, so that seems reasonable. The tubes are 4100K, so you'd use 1/4 or 1/8 CTB on your 3200K incandescent lights, but your camera may like that better anyway. I've been told, but cannot verify, that 8' tubes last longer than 4' tubes.
The "industry standard" for professional film/video fluorescent applications is a company called Kino Flo, check them out for more information on lighting blue/green screen. Very expensive!
Or call your favorite local TV Weatherperson and ask him/her for a tour of the set. Once there, see how they do it!
Wait!Stop!Before spending any money, get a second opinion. Don't trust me-- as I said, I've only heard about this second hand. Also, the mounting of any lighting equipment to your bedroom ceiling requires adult supervision. And ALL theatrical lighting fixtures say "Not for Domestic Use."
Actually that’s not primitive, it ingenious. Because this method will really help with preventing shadows, which as I said above is key for your key (ha ha, bad pun), although I don’t think they make chroma key green gel, but with digital systems it doesn’t matter too much.I'm assuming this has already been solved, but if not, drop me a PM and I'll check with the film & television vidiots at school, as I know they use green screen.
Also on the topic of green screen lighting, I was comped in to a performance at UCSC where they used a white screen, and back lit it with green gel.
At first it seemed primitive, but the ability to use the screen for other purposes besides green screening seemed helpful. (Here's some shots of it I found on flickr: 1, 2, 3)