Computing, Digital & IT Facilities
Green Screen Suite
The green screen room is approximately 50 sq.ft in size, and has three walls which have been fitted with infinity curves so that there are no visible horizontal lines when filming. To overcome the problem of wires trailing across the floor, nine retractable ceiling mounted power cubes have been installed, which can be hidden out of sight when filming widescreen shots.
All lighting is keyed to standard daylight temperatures. Fixed ceiling lighting provides both general room illumination and lighting on the primary green screen surfaces and are controlled from a touch screen panel. Additional lighting is supplied from a selection of Coolite 9 and Coolite 655’s providing the equivalent of over 6000 watts.
Also included within the room are permanent railing fixtures for a 3D motion capture system (12 camera OptiTrack Flex 13 setup). These rails allow the capture sensors to be permanently mounted reducing the amount of time required to setup the system.
The accompanying Arena motion capture software allows for both body and prop capture. Rigid body capture and data is saved out and imported into Motionbuilder for further development.
The room also contains a storage area, used to store some of the larger filming equipment and also the motion capture system. The storage area is hidden by a green screen curtain, thus allowing users to film in almost 360 degrees.