Green Screen Project

A green screen video uses "chroma-key compositing" to blend a background image or video with other layers of media. This special effect is often used in newscasting and weather reporting. Green screen videos require both the use of a green background and special software.*

This page was originally created for use by students in my STEM class Maker Studio, but (as of October 2015) has been updated for workshops I (Wes Fryer) present about Green Screen video. Handouts and resource links for my other presentations/workshops are available.

Green Screen videos can be created as a type of Quick Edit Videos.

Need FREE Background Images / Pictures?

Students: Please complete our Green Screen Movie Planning Sheet!

Examples of Green Screen videos:

YouTube Playlist

I AM ART from Tricia Fuglestad on Vimeo.


In our class we're using the following equipment and software to create green screen videos:


For additional resources related to green screen videos, see the "Green Screen" page of the Summer 2014 "Create, Make and Learn" workshop website.

If you're interested in having a workshop or breakout session on Green Screen videography presented at your conference or other learning event, please contact Wesley Fryer!