Film, TV and Virtual Production Studios in London - Broadley Studios
Film, TV and Virtual Production Studios in London - Broadley Studios
Film and TV Studio in London - Broadley Studio

Green Screen Clothing and Hair Guide

By Richard Landy

To make the most of your green screen experience, the clothes and hair that your characters wear can make all the difference. To help you, we have compiled our green screen clothing and hair guide below:

Choosing the Right Outfits

Here are our top tips for choosing the right green screen clothing and outfits:

Opt for Mid-Range Solids

•  Avoid solid white shirts as they can be challenging to expose correctly.
•  Solid black shirts are also less ideal due to lighting issues.
•  Steer clear of checks, stripes, and fine patterns, which can cause a video interference known as Moiré (see below).

Avoid Green Shades

•  Green clothing and patterns should be avoided to prevent blending in with the green screen background.

Bring Extra Outfits

•  It's wise to bring additional green screen clothing options such as shirts, ties, slacks, and accessories to avoid any technical conflicts.
•  Having 2-3 outfit choices ensures backups in case of spills or other accidents.
•  Steer clear of checks, stripes, and fine patterns, which can cause a video interference known as Moiré (see below).

Comfort is Key

•  Comfortable shoes are recommended for ease during the shoot.

Example of Moiré Artifacts

green screen clothing - moire effect

Style Tips

And here are our top style tips to help you choose the right clothing for your green screen shoot:

Dress to Represent

•  Choose attire that best represents you or your brand.
•  Suits and ties are suitable, as are slacks with a dress shirt or blouse for women.
•  Note that dresses can be tricky for hiding microphones.

Pattern Advice

Patterns matters - so make sure your green screen clothing choices:

Avoid High-Contrast Patterns

•  Highly contrasting or tight patterns, including on ties and scarves, are discouraged as they can cause the Moiré effect (see above).
•  Softer, wider stripes and subtle patterns are preferred.

Absolutely No Green

•  Avoid any clothing with green or even hints of green to prevent blending with the green screen.

Fabric Choices

And when it comes to fabrics:

Avoid Shiny Fabrics

•  Shiny clothes, like ties, suits, or blazers, can reflect studio lights and cause "spill".
•  Dark suits with blue shirts are ideal for men.

Tips for Women

•  Avoid solid black or all-white patterns.
•  White works well under a jacket, and off-white or grey are good alternatives.

Jewelry Guidelines

For jewelry:

Less is More

•  Minimise jewelry to avoid audio issues from dangling pieces.
•  Opt for basic items like a simple watch and wedding band.

Makeup and Hair

And hair and makeup:

Makeup

•  Our team will handle your makeup, so please come without any applied.

Hair

•  Keep your hair tame and flat to avoid green screen issues.
•  Puffy styles can be problematic, but we can assist with this.

Rest and Preparation

Finally, preparation is king:

Get Adequate Rest

•  Rest is crucial to handle the day's stress effectively.
•  Avoid excessive caffeine, but your usual morning drink is fine.

Prepare Your Script

•  Familiarise yourself with your script beforehand.
•  While teleprompters are helpful, knowing your script well allows for a more authentic performance and the ability to adlib if needed.

FAQ: What are the Guidelines for Green Screen Clothing and Hair?

To make sure your green screen production runs smoothly, your choice of clothing, hair and makeup is crucial.

So, to ensure the best green screen shoot, remember:

1.  Choose the right outfits to help your green screen production
2.  Keep an eye on your style
3.  Patterns cam make some green screen shoots difficult
4.  As can some fabrics
5.  Jewelry, if you have any, needs to be used carefully
6.  To avoid any green screen issues, take care with hair and makeup
7.  Finally, plan your shoot thoroughly

Following these guidelines will help you create a high-quality green screen video, setting you apart from the competition.

We look forward to working with you!

Broadley Studios - THE Green Screen Experts

Green screen is central to what we do at Broadley Studios. With over 25 years experience of shooting everything and anything using all kinds of green screen clothing coupled with cutting edge facilities, we have everything you need to ensure your production is a success.

Based in Marylebone, Central London, to get a flavour of what we can do for you, check out our latest showcase and studio specs. Or why not take a virtual tour of our studios.

To find out more about our green screen studios, production services and experience, and how we can help you and your shoot, please call us on +442077255858 or email us at [email protected].

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