Using the Green Screen effect


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Using the Green Screen effect

One of the more fun new features you will find in iMovie '09 is its ability to superimpose one clip over another using a green screen effect. To accomplish this effect, one of your clips has to include a green background like you see in the clips here in my Event Browser and then iMovie can automatically remove the green parts of the scene letting you see through those parts of the footage to the footage from the clip underneath it. So to accomplish this you have to be shooting in front of a green background and it does have to be green, not blue or any other color. And the brighter and more saturated the green, the better. And even though you can buy green screen paints and backdrops there is really no need to spend a lot of money or to get all fancy.

To create this example you are seeing here, I just went to a local hardware store and bought a can of bright green non-glossy paint and painted a wall in my office. And in the shots in this example I'm standing under regular flor...

Using the Green Screen effect
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Using the Green Screen effect provides you with in-depth training on Video. Taught by Garrick Chow as part of the iLife '09 New Features

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