Create your own narrative using green screen technologies. Using a Green Screen (sheet of fabric or paper or even a chalkboard) and a video editing application, you can filter out the background of any image or video so that you can overlay your central image on any background – real or imagined!
Green Screen by Do Ink is a paid app available for use on iPads and iPhones. It is relatively inexpensive and has a simple and friendly interface that allows one to create green screen videos and photos effortlessly and in a matter of minutes. Features include:
- Live recording and media upload
- Combine up to 3 media sources
- Scrollable timeline
- Basic video editing
- Color picker tool
- Crop and mask tools
- Saving and exporting
While the Do Ink app makes it fairly straightforward to utilize the green screen effect, there are other ways to achieve it:
- Camtasia is a powerful video editing software that is available to UBC students, faculty and staff as a free download through UBC Connect. One of the many functions of Camtasia is that you can filter out a chroma key color and make a green screen video or image. In effect, erasing the existing background and adding your own.
- Many other video editing softwares will allow you to filter chroma key colour.
- There are several free and paid iOS and Android apps on the market but, so far, I haven’t found one I like more than the Do Ink version.