Green Screen Video
* You will be removing the green screen (Green background) from 2 different videos and replacing it with a 'new and improved' background
using Green Screen Removal Technique.
* You will need to google image search and save your choice of a new background for your video. (This could be a different non-green screen
video OR a still image.)
* You will probably have a lot of questions and I have a great friend that can answer all those questions and he goes by the name of 'google' ;0.
Step by step directions will come at some point but this is a test to see if you can find the information you need first and not be spoon fed.
To Get started:
Click on this link to download at least 2 green screen videos of your choice to use in your project.
* Decide on at least 2 green screen videos that you will layer onto some type of non green screen background. Click the link above for your green screen choices.
* Decide on one picture or video that will be the background for your green screen videos.
* Download your videos to your computer.
* in the google drive, there will be a down arrow either in the upper left corner of the icon, or in the top right corner if you have the video
* ON MAC: The video will automatically be added to your "downloads" folder.
* ON LAPTOP: Choose to "Save" the video. The video will probably be in your downloads folder. You may get the option to click "Save" or
there will be a downarrow next to the save button at the bottom of your screen. If you click the downarrow, you can choose "save as" then
specify where you want to save the video.
* In either case: After the video is downloaded, you will want to move it to your document folder if you are on Mac or your TSF/DMP folder if
you are on laptop. This way, all of your work is together and can be imported easier.
To Import Your Videos:
* If you are on Mac:
* Open iMovie
* Create a new MOVIE (not trailor) and select the theme to be 'no theme' or 'simple'
* Click 'import' and select your class login name on the left side (1a, 2a, 3a...)
* Choose the drop down arrow by the document folder and you will see all the pix you have saved to this folder
* Click on the all the pictures you want to select by holding down the 'Command' key while clicking then click 'import selected pictures' at the bottom.
* Find some great youtube videos on how to do this all if you still have no clue. ;)
* There are actually a lot of great videos on youtube on how to remove green screen in iMovie.
If you are on Laptop:
* Open Camtasia
* The first time you open this program there will be a tutorial that automatically loads. You can watch this tutorial and learn a lot of great stuff
about this program! :)
* Go to File/New Project
* Load all of your videos/media into Camtasia by clicking on the "Import Media" button at the top. Navigate to your TSF/DMP folder and
select the files you saved.
* Find lots of great how to videos on youtube on how to remove the green screen in Camtasia. (that's how I had to learn, too! ;) )
To add Media to your timeline:
* Click on the Video/Picture and drag it down onto a track at the bottom of your screen.
* The green screen video should be on top of the 'plain' video/picture.
To Remove the Green Screen From Your Media:
* If you are on Mac:
* Click on the Media you want to remove the green screen from on the track.
* Click on the "Video Overlay Settings" button that is on the left end of the row of buttons in the top right corner.
* A row of options will appear with one of them being a drop down box on the left of that row. Click the drop down arrow to see 4 options.
One of those options says, "green/blue screen" Click this!
* The green color disappears! BUT, if you want to make the media smaller or in a different location, this is not an option available in iMovie...
UNLESS you manipulate this layer using the crop function. When you click on the "cropping" button, there are 3 different styles to choose
from. Choose the "Crop to Fill" option then play around with how much and where to crop to adjust the placement of this layer. You can
adjust a little crop then click on the Video Overlay Button to switch back and forth to check your progress on the perfect placement.
* If you are on Laptop:
* Click on the Media you want to remove the green screen from on the track.]
* Click on the button "Visual Properties" (You may have to click "More" first to find it in a drop down box)
* Scroll down and choose click the bottom box next to "Remove a Color"
* You can adjust whatever color you want to remove by click on the box next to "color:" - You can even click on the dropper next to "select
color" and then click on the specific color on the picture in the viewing frame that you want to remove!
* If your color isn't being completely removed or is looking funky, you can adjust the tolerance slider or other sliders until you get the desired
Convert your Files!
Email them to me as an attachment
When you are finished and your project has been submitted, click here for the Anchor Activities.
See Some Examples