[u-u] Backdrops...

Colin McGregor colin.mc151 at gmail.com
Thu May 14 19:33:31 EDT 2020

On Thu, May 14, 2020 at 4:37 PM Evan Leibovitch <evan at telly.org> wrote:

> On Thu, 14 May 2020 at 11:48, Colin McGregor <colin.mc151 at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>> Last night for the UU meeting I APPEARED to be in a very neat and
>> tastefully furnished den. The truth was I wasn't. Zoom allows you to set-up
>> a virtual background, which works best if you have a green screen behind
>> you.
> Green screens work best, but it can be any plain colour. A plain white
> wall as your background works fine for most people.

True, but... When the likes of members of the Serial Diners have say tried
doing this with a white wall the results have always been ...

> There are commercially made green screen kits (metal frames, green fabric
>> all in a neat package), but at least when I was checking these were all
>> sold out at the usual on-line suspects.
> I usually found the kits to be overpriced. Easier and cheaper to buy the
> frame and fabric separately.
> This is the frame I bought
> <https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B011TY0YII/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o04_s00>,
> still in stock at the online bookstore.
> The green backdrop is what seems to be out of stock locally, but is
> available offshore if you don't mind the wait
> <https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32810278954.html>.
> As for potential backgrounds, they're everywhere now. A search on "zoom
> backgrounds" yields lots of choice.
Good points...

> - Evan
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