While volunteering at Exeter’s Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery I was given the opportunity to co-create an activity to celebrate National Volunteer’s day. The result used an alternative to a green screen photobooth – an open and more accessible green screen setup to insert visitors into images related to the museum and was entitled ‘Put Yourself In The Picture’.
Visitors were photographed in front of the screen, superimposed onto a background of their choice using Photoshop actions, and then given a printout of the final image as a souvenir. Each image featured RAMM’s logo, and its “RAMM Explorers” branding, so the activity also served as a promotional tool.
Years later I developed a web app as a freelancer to speed up the process for an entirely digital activity to encourage social sharing of the images. The experience was called Green Screen Submarine, a fully-fledged green screen photobooth alternative with the app enabling the processing and emailing of an image in a few simple clicks.
Green Screen Submarine offered all the fun of a green screen photobooth but the open setup allowed larger groups and wheelchair users to participate in the experience. It also balanced speed and quality to ensure visitors receive their images instantly via email, and that as many people were accommodated during events as possible.