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From the Green Screen to the Big Screen

Guest Blogger: Samantha Blain




Any assignments this summer related to creating or producing a video? Have you ever wondered how to change the background of your scene, transporting yourself to another location? Tilt’s Green Screen Room (AA337) in the Bisdorf building gives you the ability to do just that.

The green screen is part of the special effects process known as Chromakey. Chromakeing is the process of singling out a particular color (green in this case), in an electronic image and then using computer software to make that color transparent. With the equipment in the Green Screen Room, you can place yourself on a beach with a T-Rex chasing behind you!

The App Green Screen Movie FX, used in the example above, is a computer software that allows you to create your scene. Some other apps you can use are iMovie, Movie Maker, Veescope, and DoInk.


So you have a project.  You have to make a presentation about the novel you just read.  You could go with the old standby “The PowerPoint,” but do you really want to stand up in front of the class and go slide by slide by slide by slide by slide by slide by…I think you get my point.

Well, why not try iMovie!  You can add video and still photos (to make your PowerPoint show up as pictures simply go to save as and where it says PowerPoint hit the drop down menu and choose JPEG).  iTunes has music you can use or you can check out Creative Commons to find music that goes with the mood you are trying to create.  Check out our intro video if you don’t believe me! IS&D Introduction Video