Thankfully, projectors are smaller and more affordable than ever. A laser projector like the Sony Pico weighs only 280g and is small enough to fit into your pocket. It connects to your smartphone, laptop or gaming console through HDMI and USB ports.
Project in the same direction you’re shooting in.
Use this method for creating a virtual background. Apurture recommends placing the projector about 30cm directly above your camera to help minimise shadows for a more realistic effect. Carefully choose your projected contented to create a sculpture in motion, whether on a wall or on a person standing in front of a wall.
To isolate your entire subject from its background, use studio lights to overpower the projection onto the background. And to isolate parts of your subject, for example, the model’s face, use directional light modifiers to cancel out the projection.
The size of the projected image depends on distance, but you will only need 30cm to get the maximum image size of 3m at HD (1920 x 720) quality with the Sony Pico.