3 Powerful Apps for Creating Green Screen Videos with Students

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June 8, 2015
Green screen is a cinematographic technique that allows video editors to add a variety of visual effects to their videos. These effects include : adding virtual backgrounds, superimposing subjects over animated backdrops, placing a subject on another shot and many more. Green screen technology has been widely used in weather and movie industry. But now with the emergence of apps such as the ones below, everyone can use this technology to create engaging clips and presentations. As Do Ink explained “ Green screen technology is used in the movies to make it look like the actors have landed on an alien planet, and it's used on TV to make it look like your local news announcer is standing in front of an animated weather map. The green screen effect works by combining images from multiple sources into a single video. These images can come from photos or videos in your camera roll, or from the live video camera. “

Watch this short video to learn more about what Green Screen is all about.

There are a wide variety of ways you can use Green Screen apps with your students. For instance they can be used to create visually appealing presentations, or to design step-by-step tutorials. They are also great for storytelling and concept mapping.

You can also check the links at the end of this post to learn more about how to use these apps to create Green Screen videos.

1- Green Screen by Do Ink

“Making videos with Green Screen by Do Ink is really fun, and you can use it to make movies that entertain and amaze. But there are loads of practical uses for this app, too! Use it to explain ideas visually, to make more compelling presentations, to tell stories that engage your audience. Whether it’s for fun, for school, or for work, Green Screen by Do Ink makes it easy to express yourself in a unique and captivating way.”

2- Green Screen Movie FX (update no longer working)

“The app gives you the ability to use an special effect known as Chroma Key or Green Screen in a simple, fun and quick way. Simply select multiple colors in the viewfinder by tapping the screen and instantly replace it with a video or picture of your choice. Imagine replacing the sky with a scene from space showing a planet spinning or changing the view out of your window into Niagara Falls. Green Screen lets you create special movie effects and instantly share and show off your video creations on Facebook, Dropbox, Twitter, email and others.”

3- Hands-On Green Screen Movie Effects (update no longer working)

“This app uses a special effect known as Chroma Key to replace a standard green screen with a variety of images. Most importantly your voice will be synced with the video allowing you to use it in other editing software or share on the fly. The app comes with a stage and black background with the ability to download our designed backgrounds.”

Check out these resources to learn more about Green Screen works :