What is Green Screen about?
In brief, you can record yourself, someone else, your pet or a thing on a green background, which can then be replaced by another background using video editing software. We have a chroma key green wall and studio lights in the Library MakerSpace.
How do I Reserve the Green Screen Studio?
To reserve the Green Screen Studio, you must be a VCSU student, faculty, staff or a community patron with active VCSU Library membership.
How do I record my videos?
Your videos can be recorded by your webcam, cell phone, or video camera. You can check out video cameras from technology services (only for VCSU students, faculty, and staff).
I've never used Green Screen before. Where do I start?
No worries we got you covered, check out the tutorials below made by VCSU students. Library staff member is also available to assist you as well.
What video editing software do I need?
You can use QuickTime app and iMovie if you have Macs. You can use Adobe Premiere if you have PCs. Or you can use any of these free software: HitFilm4 Express, Wax, Virtual Dub, ZS4 Video Editor and VSDC Video Editor.
Can I bring my own props?
Yes, of course! We just ask that props are not to be used in a harmful way towards others or our property. We want you to have fun and be creative!
Anything else I should be aware of?
- Avoid wearing any kind of green if you are the model for the Green Screen recording. It becomes harder for the software to separate you from the background. UNLESS you are planning to replace it with another image - do this if you want to make things invisible or disappear in your final video.
- You can use your own images, music and video footage as your backgrounds. Or visit Creative Commons website for free-royalty images, music, and video footage as well.
- You can create your own images using Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop.
VCSU students made these video tutorials on how to record videos and merge backgrounds into your green screen footage.