You don’t necessarily need to use a fabric background for the green screen effect. We’ve broken down the types of backgrounds you can use and also provided recommendations.
Fabric: The most common type of green screen backdrop is made from muslin, which is a plain cotton weave. In general, fabric is an inexpensive and simple material to build a green screen with. One great advantage is its portability. Wrinkles in the fabric can result in shadows on your green screen.
Paint: For a set-it-and-forget-it approach, try green paint. You’ll need to have a spot in your home or office that can be dedicated toward recording videos with enough space and light. Portability won’t be an option but you’ll never have to worry about set-up time or wrinkles.
Paper: Oversized sheets of green paper are another simple and inexpensive material to choose from. One setback is that portability can be difficult, especially without causing wrinkles (and they can’t be ironed out). But buying a roll of paper can provide you with plenty of material for your shoots.
Pop-up kit: A quick online search will pull up several green screen pop-up kit options. They’re affordable, completely portable, and rarely wrinkle. However, if you’re planning on recording large groups or detailed action scenes, you may be limited by the smaller size of a kit’s screen.