The Unusuals, an ABC primetime show, made for an interesting project for The Molecule. The show had three key sets that required compositing- a diner, a Chinese restaurant, and a cop’s apartment. Each set, built on Steiner Studios, was constructed in front of green screens so the outside world could be added later in post. However, instead of using a traditional green screen, production opted for a different technology called Reflecmedia.
Basically, the way Reflecmedia works is by projecting color LED lights, arranged along a ring fitted to the front of a video camera, onto a Chromatte fabric that is set up behind the shot. The light emitted from the ring is bounced off the gray, iridescent, beaded curtain- giving it a green appearance to the camera lens.
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Written by Jane Garcia Buhks