Shooting subject with a pure white background.
I'm hoping to make some videos of a person in front of a pure white background. This is pretty much the exact effect that I'm looking for:
onBeing - washingtonpost.com
Can anyone advise on how I can create this effect on a budget?
At the moment I have a consumer grade DV camera (no manual controls) and no lights whatsoever.
From the research I've done, it seem thats using a green screen to key out the background and replace it with white would be the cheapest way to achieve a similar effect. Using a few 'work lights' to evenly light the green screen and then 1 (high temp?) light to illuminate the subject (any suggestions of this light appreciated).
Would this work? Or will I simply not get a reasonable look with this setup?
I've looked at using a white background - sheet/roll of paper, then over exposing the background but the lighting for such a setup looks more difficult (and expensive) not to mention the fact that my 'auto' camcorder will probably try and correctly expose the brighter background rather than the foreground subject.
Any help and suggestions would be greatly appreciated.