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Green Screen or Physical Set?

Good morning all.

I have a quick question for anyone who has had even the slightest experience working on a project that has involved a green screen.

I am currently in the pre-production process of my first financed short, and the intention is to incorporate live action actors on a background that resembles something similar to the Paddington Bear series from the 1970s (As a reference - ), and was wondering whether it people would recommend physically building the sets or shooting on a green screen and getting an animator to build the background digitally?

A couple of things that I have been thinking of...

- The film will be shot at one 'location' (by the side of a road at a bus stop) but ideally I would like to be able to manoeuvre the camera a reasonable amount, so a physical set would have to be fairly three dimensional.
- My knowledge of animation (particularly digital) is negligible so I have no idea how simple it would be for an animator to build a scene and make it feel immersive and believable even though it is fairly surreal.

Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated!


1 year ago