Green-screen in my van?

I was thinking about what I could use to create a privacy curtain between the front part of my van where the seats are located and the cargo area in the rear.

Traditional curtain rods and blackout drape material were the first things to come to my mind. I wanted to also try something out without spending any money if possible.

While I was at Target picking up a folding table for the back of my van I also bought a camping clothesline. It’s a bungee cord like thing with spring clips made onto the string.

Camping clothesline and plastic tablecloth curtain in van
Camping clothesline and plastic tablecloth curtain in van

I looked around inside my home for something I could hang up as a test run and found a plastic green tablecloth that I had bought at the dollar store and tried to use as a cheap green-screen only to find that even when doubled over it was so thin that you could see the pattern on the wall behind it.

I folded it over once and clipped it up inside my van using the camping clothesline. It’s pretty lightweight and didn’t make the line sag much or come loose. As you can see in the photo a good amount of light is making it through from the outside during the daytime.

Plastic table cloth privacy curtain in van
Plastic table cloth privacy curtain in van

From the outside you really can’t see what’s behind it in the darkened interior of the van. For now this super cheap and lightweight combination is going to stay in place while I concentrate on other things.