Three ways to make Green Screen videos

Making a green screen video can be a lot of fun for students and also a lot of fun for peers, parents and teachers to watch. Ten years later, I still occasionally refer to this video from Greg Kulowiec’s middle school class as an example of a fun greenscreen project. Making a green screen video may seem daunting at first, but once you’ve tried it once or twice, you’ll find that it’s not as complicated as it might seem. Today, there are plenty of tools for making green screen videos. Here are the three I typically recommend and introduce to teachers. Make a Green Screen Video in iMovie

If you have access to a Mac or an iPad, this is the tool you need. It’s free (assuming you already have a modern Mac or iPad) and has just enough features to make a nice greenscreen video, but not so many features that it takes a long time to learn how to use it. Watch this video to learn how to make a green screen video in iMovie on a Mac. Watch this to learn how to make a green screen video on an iPad.

WeVideo
For Chromebook and Windows users, WeVideo is my top recommendation. Here’s a demonstration of how it works.

Zoom + Adobe Spark

If you do not have a physical green screen to record in front, you can use Zoom’s built-in virtual green screen and then import that video into Adobe Spark for final editing. Watch this video to learn how to do it.

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