It’s easy, but it takes planning

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Luis Maymi LopezLuis Maymi Lopez
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I reccomend TubeTape virtual sets because they are made exactly how you need them. Also TubeTape is a trusworthy company with great customer service (bought a light set from them).

 

When working with virtual sets you need to decide your master shot, which is usually a frontal shot showing the main areas of the virtual set. 

 

 

This is my virtual set master shot. I start my "virtual recordings"" from this angle and from here I can easily change camera angles. BUT when you change camera angles you need to consider the size difference between the camera changes. For example if you change from a LS (as in the picture above) to a CU you need to either scale up the camera footage or record zoom in on set. You don't however scale up the virtual set picture to change camera angles. A good virtual set package will give you different camera angles already (the once from TubeTape have this). Since you're not doing this live (which is twice difficult) all you need to do is adapt the greenscreen footage to the virtual set (is way easier with After Effects). I'm going to stop here because I get excited and end up writting a full article. Still if you have any more question post them below and I or anyone from Videomaker's community will be happy to help.

 

PS: The virtual set above was made by me using Google SketchUp. The good thing about doing it yourself is that you have total control of the props, camera angles, etc. 

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