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How to Use Color Keying (Green Screen) in WeVideo

Updated: Jan 26, 2022

Did you know your students can create green screen videos using their Chromebooks? Green screen, also known as color keying, allows you to place a real-life object or person in front of an imaginary background. This technique is used for everything from big-budget Hollywood spaceship battles to your local TV weather report.

In your classroom, a student might shoot a quick video clip of herself retelling a story or giving a report while sitting in front of the green backdrop. Then, using color keying, she can insert an appropriate background image that matches the topic.

To make green screen videos in your own classroom, you'll need a green backdrop. We've had moderate success using green fabric or felt tacked to the wall, but better results are possible with specialty backdrops that are made for this purpose. Check out our quick tutorial video below, which walks you through the basics.

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For a more detailed tutorial, check out the Color Keying article at the WeVideo Help Page.

How might students use color keying as a learning tool in your classroom? Share your ideas by leaving a comment below.

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