>Why are barndoors blac

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>Why are barndoors black?

I was “piddling” around with making some barndoors for a reflector light. All of the ones I have looked at are black. Why not white or chrome type (reflective).

The purpose of barn doors is to limit light.I would suspect chome barn doors would create hot spots in the video and also cause an annoying glare in the talent’s eyes.

There are other types of lights and tools used to reflect light and properly illuminate your location…like using scoop lights, cyc lightsand/or umbrellas/reflector boards.

Here is a link to more stuff on lighting:

http://www.mediacollege.com/lighting/

Here is a link that should help you with your other question about green screens:

http://www.mediacollege.com/video/special-effects/green-screen/material.html

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