Green Screen & Audio Recording Coming Soon

August 12, 2015 | Greg Astill

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If you've been to the Digital Innovation Hub at the Toronto Reference Library within the past couple of months, you might have seen the white tarp and have noticed the noise at times. 

Well the tarp is down, and the secret is getting harder to keep quiet. Library customers soon can take advantage of the new Green Screen/Production Space this fall. We’re still ironing out the details and getting the equipment ready and tuned up.

Door to green screen

What's that behind the door?

If you've ever wanted a space to work to do any video production, video recording, or audio recording then this is the space for you.

Equipment will be on hand for you to use, including video cameras and microphones along with a few software applications to help record your project at the perfect settings. 

The technology that is being used to get rid of the background and replacing it with a different image is called chroma keying. This can be done with any other colour as long as it's distinct from the actor in front of it. You will want to ensure that you wear something different than the colour of the screen, or it won't work. Green and blue backgrounds are certainly the most popular because they differ most distinctly in hue from most human skin colours.

Hub staff

Hub staff Greg and Tony checking out the renovations early this summer.

Keep your eyes peeled on the blog as this is the first place we’ll post all the details about when and how you can book the room shortly. 

green screen

Finished space with curved wall to floor