Green screen technology has been around since the early 1900s. But did you know that green screen technology isn’t exclusive to the color green? This visual effect is often called chroma key compositing or chroma keying. It is a post-production effect that allows video editors to replace backgrounds and insert footage or images into their scenes.
Many companies use green screen to produce informative product videos, company updates and more. It is a useful and valuable tool when you want to produce a professional looking marketing video quickly and affordably. In this post we’re breaking down how to use green software for beginners. The first thing to know is that it’s incredibly easy to produce a green screen video these days!
To help you get started, here are a few key things to remember when producing any video:
1. The first time is always the longest. Anytime you do something new it will take time. Be patient and continue to execute. You’ll get faster every time you do it, learn how to get started.
2. Make a plan and carry it out. We wrote a great post Before Starting Your First Videothat explains the importance of a script and making a plan!
3. Last but not least, have fun! Green screen videos can be a blast to create. Don’t take yourself too seriously (even if it’s a serious video) and your production is sure to be more relatable to the masses.
What is Green Screen Used For?
There are many practical use cases for green screen and it all depends on what you are trying to achieve with your video production. On big Hollywood sets you will see green screens as large as a city block! It’s unlikely that you’ll have that type of budget, but if your company is ready to invest in video marketing, you will have the tools to produce some amazing marketing videos!
Some common use cases for green screen are include:
- Marketing Videos
- Creating Engaging YouTube Videos
- Split Screen Videos
- Replacing Backgrounds