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Zane Middle School portable green screen

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ENGR215 Project Page in Progress
This page is a project page in progress by students in Engr215. Please refrain from making edits unless you are a member of the project team, but feel free to make comments using the discussion tab. Check back for the finished version on May 5th, 2017.


The frame's lightweight PVC construction allows for easy set-up/takedown and transportation. Screen tension is achieved through a system of adjustable clips that create an even, shadowless surface on the screen.


Zane Middle School instructor Damon Brooks requested the services of Team Visual Effects for the design and construction of a portable green screen apparatus for indoor/outdoor use by his digital media students. Team Visual Effects is made up of Abdullah Alyami, Liam Dooley, Kyle Ebert, and Karl Oman, all members of Lonny Grafman’s Spring 2017 ENGR 215 class.

Problem statement and criteria[edit]

Use sortable table.

Criteria Constraint Weight
Portability Fits through doors; can be moved easily by kids 10
Cost Under $400 9
Durability Lasts 5 years 9
Ease of use Easily operated by middle schoolers 9
Degree of Difficulty (construction) Straightforward to build 8
Functionality produces a high quality image 7
Aesthetics Must look good 7

Description of final project[edit]

Photos and descriptions. Use gallery.

Include a how to use and maintain section. See the how to template below.


Use Help:Table_examples#Cost_Table.

Quantity Material Source Cost ($) Total ($)
1 Cement/Primer PVC ACE Hardware Store 6.99 6.99
4 Cross PVC ACE Hardware Store 2.75 11.00
1 Tube VINYLl 3/4" ACE Hardware Store 7.16 7.16
Total Cost with Tax $27.29

Testing Results[edit]

How to build[edit]

Use Template:How_to


Maintenance for the Green Screen is very minimal, as long as it is kept orderly. On the daily, the green screen does not require much maintenance for it does not have running costs. The largest form of maintenance on the daily is keeping the green background cloth clean and free of folds and other materials. If care for the green cloth is done correctly, its life span should last around 5 years. As far as the frame and additional components, they should remain functional as long as they are not used in a rough and destructive manner. Keeping the green screen and its frame stored properly is also important and necessary to keep the lifespan of the green screen up to par. When assembling and disassembling the frame, it is important that multiple people take on the job to reduce bending and stressing on the frame. If all parts are cared for properly, the green screen should be useful for many projects and years to come.


This is when to maintain what.

  • A daily task
  • A daily task

  • a weekly task
  • a weekly task

  • a monthly task
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  • a yearly task
  • a yearly task

Every __ years
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This is how to maintain. The step by step how to template {{How to}} is most likely best for this part.

How to Do Something
Backpack frame bike trailer Step 1 : Do something.
Aleiha's parabolic solar cooker Step 2 : Do something really complicated but made simple, etc.


This is only how to troubleshoot basic operation. For complex issues, the solution might just say contact ________. It should be a table in this format:

Problem Suggestion
Example issue Example solution or suggestion
Does not turn on Make sure it is plugged in
Another issue Et cetera

Discussion and next steps[edit]

Suggestions for future changes[edit]

This is where to lay out suggestions for how to make the project function better in the future.


See Help:Footnotes for more.