For the most part, people who call the studio wanting to rent one of our stages for the green screen know what they want. They’ve been in the business for even a short period of time and can at least sound like they know what they’re talking about. But every once in a while someone will call and blatantly show how new they are to the industry. Maybe it’s not as bad as asking for “that thingie that the camera goes on that you push around the room.” There are a few things that you could put a camera on and push it around, but you get the idea. I was there. We all were.
Probably the most common oddball request is when someone calls and wants to rent… our green room.
I start out by saying that yes, it’s available. It’s pretty spacious. Connected to it are two make-up rooms, a wardrobe room, and it’s just down the hall from the bathrooms. In it you’ll also find a hotel-grade coffee maker, a large TV, a couple of couches, and a couple of tables and chairs. It’s also one of the places where craft services can set up for snacks and drinks. Wikipedia has some great thoughts as to why the green room is called as such.
But then I ask what they want to shoot in our green room. After they pause a second, confused at what I just explained to them, I say, “Oh, you mean our green SCREEN? In one of our studios?” After a good chuckle by both, I’m happy to talk about the spacious sizes like Studio A’s 55′ x 50′ floor space, versatile capabilities like access to the control room from either stage, vehicle access allowing you to drive right into either stage, and lighting options like space lights, cyc lights, and our ETC dimmer boards.