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Creating a DIY green screen may be a little tricky at first, but you’ll get the hang of it. It looks like you’ve taken a lot of precautions to make sure your green screen is efficient, but check out this article to make sure you haven’t missed anything: https://valoso.com/blog/diy-green-screen-complete-setup-guide/
I’ll outline a few of the tips that are in the article:
-Make sure there’s NO wrinkles in the green screen.
-Use blackout curtains over the windows in your great room. Having light that you can’t control coming in from the windows will affect your lighting. I see in the picture that you keep the blinds closed during filming, but perhaps try some blackout curtains if some light is still coming through.
-Minimize shadows. This is a big one, and may be the cause of your green screen halo. Get rid of any shadows on your green screen by lighting it evenly (which I see you’ve done), and focus on lighting from the sides and top of the studio, so the lights aren’t facing the green screen.
-Make sure your lighting is sufficient. If you don’t have enough lighting, your green screen won’t have a natural look (it may have a halo). Try using more bright lights on your green screen (the 2nd fact you mentioned will probably help with this).
Failing to follow all of the tips above may be the cause of your green screen difficulties. Hopefully, once you’ve double checked the tips above and in the article, the halo around your subjects will disappear, or at least be easy to edit out. If you’re still finding it hard to get rid of the halo/glow and you can’t figure out how to edit it out, I recommend visiting valoso.com to have a professional edit the glow out. I hope this helps and good luck!