Topic: Best way to do back drops, like, best effect for dollars?
One of my weak points in brick filming is creating a believable backdrop. My first flick didn't even have a backdrop (you can see my desk and monitor), the second flick was intentionally indoors to avoid the issue and my third flick didn't have a backdrop (more desk and monitor).
How do I fix this? I want believeable backdrops. I know some people use blue cardboard for sky. Is it that simple? Other people use white cardboard and shine different coloured lights to get a gradient sky. That is beyond my means for the moment.
I've never done green-screens so I'm not confident I can do that either.
I'm guessing I should just get some blue card and practice. Are there other techniques I should consider?
My next project has a back yard. Trees, plants, flowers. All that can be done in lego - but the backyard will need a horizon and a sky. Do I put a green base plate in front of a blue card "wall"? Can I add some lighting to bring that to life? I have three desk lamps total. If I use two lamps for the "set" can I somehow use the third lamp to add some realism to the background?