Firstly the green screening process can be used for many things including green screening small products or objects.
This process is widely used to promote products or to create product advertisments that capture the imagination of potential buyers.
Larger green screens in this situation are not practical as they take take some time to set up and take up a large area.
A much better solution to this is to use photo light boxes or studio tents, which they are also known as with photographers and videographers.
Studio tents are available in different sizes from very small to larger sizes making them a perfect choice if you only intend to work with smaller items.
These boxes have many uses as generally they are supplied with different coloured backgrounds, they can be used for photo shoots of products with a plain white background or various coloured backgrounds so that any colours in the product are not lost within a shoot.
Most colours can be keyed out of a shoot, the reason various colours are important is you would not put a pot plant into a shoot with a green background or it would simply disappear.
Similarly it would not work to photograph or take video of a pair of blue jeans with a blue background.
Once the colours of your product have been established then it will be easier to decide on the background colour you need.
Generally we use the term green screening or blue screening for most topics but the process is the same for other colours too.
Lets take a look at some products available to make green screening small products or objects easier to do.
POLAMD Foldable Mini Studio Tent
- Adjustable Brightness LED Lights.
- 6 Coloured Backgrounds.
- Horizontal or vertical shooting.
- Top Hole.
- Strong and Stable.
- 1.5mtr USB Power cable.
Photographing small products or taking moving video of smaller items can be achieved using a small light box like the one shown above, this particular one is very good as it has adjustable lighting built in. This is a great feature to show off small items such as Jewellery, small toys or similar sized products.
Larger boxes can be used to shoot slightly bigger items such as a teddy bear for example.
SAMTIAN Studio Tent Light Box
- 5500K LED Light beads 12000 lumen.
- light box size 32”x32”x32” fits many products.
- Front window plus top hole.
- 3 background colours.
- Reflective Fabric.
Photography shooting is fun and light boxes are a great way to work with smaller objects.
Lighting a studio tent or light box is much easier than setting up a large green screen, simply because there is no interference from shadows or reflections from items in a room.
This type of system is used by professional and amature photographers to achieve great results when filming or photographing a subject.
Creating Product Advertising Footage
Now that we have established the system of green screening small products or objects, lets look into how to create advertising footage.
When shooting footage for a product it is always good practice to take photos and videos from different angles this will give you many more options in post production.
Adding background Images or videos to a product can create excitement to a buyer.
For example the guy taking footage of a teddy bear. In post production he could easily have the teddy bear sitting on a beach or a boat, a child would prefer to see a teddy bear at the beach than a plain coloured background.
If you are simply taking a single photo shot for a web page then this would obviously not be necessary.
Photographing your product from different angles shows potential buyers of a product that you are not trying to hide anything and gives them confidence when viewing the product.
Taking video of the product gives the product movement even if its only a pan shot from left to right or top to bottom.
Post production photos and videos of a product can be used together to create a perfect promotional video by adding text, transitions and audio.
Green Screening Small Products or Objects Conclusion
When working with small products or objects a light box or studio tent is much easier than setting up a large green screen.
Lighting can be controlled much easier when working with small items within a light box.
Taking video in conjunction with photographs will allow better creativity in post production.
Always check your subject has no colours that match the background applied or you will loose parts of the subject if editing using chroma key.
Adding different backgrounds to a product can create excitement to a potential customer.