Create stunning videos at home using green screen
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Create stunning videos at home using green screen

Use the tried, tested and proven strategies in this ideas-packed program to create amazing videos
4.8 (10 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
2,024 students enrolled
Created by Keith Banfield
Last updated 8/2017
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  • 2.5 hours on-demand video
  • 12 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Understand how green screen filming works and what can be achieved
  • How to set up a simple green screen studio at home
  • What equipment you will need to produce green screen videos and where to get it
  • What mistakes people make and how to avoid them
  • How to place yourself in a convincing virtual TV or news studio
  • How to remove a green background and replace it with a new one - in two different editing packages
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  • You should have a basic understanding of video editing
  • Have a desire to find out more about using green screen production
  • Be familiar with using a computer


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Special introductory price until the end of September 2017

Video is all around us from social media to streaming and broadcasted programmes. In fact we are all so used to seeing slick, professional videos that most people don’t realise the huge amount of equipment, resources and money that goes into producing a programme.  Imagine then if you could get that same look, feel and quality with your video production, without the need for the vast equipment, production team and expense.  The good news is that you can, by using green screen.

If you have ever tried filming at home, you will know that finding a professional looking background is often a challenge. Filming outside is not easier because you have other people that could get in your shot, weather, lighting issues and stray noises to contend with. Not with green screen!  You can film your background outdoors and then film yourself against a green screen in a controlled environment. The magic comes when you composite both bits of footage together and can control everything.  For example, if the wave sounds on your beach are drowning out your voice, you simply turn them down, as they are on a separate layer.

If you are using a budget camera but want to blur the background and create a depth of field look, you can, simply add blur in the editing process. In fact, green screen production offers you so much flexibility, that once you start using it, you will be hooked!

In this ideas-packed course, you will discover exactly what you need to do to so that you can create your own videos with stunning sets and backgrounds using green screen production.

Discover how green screen works and what you can do with it

How to light your green background for the best results  - this is critical for success

How to get sound from a budget video camera without a mic input socket

Where to purchase everything you need.

How to film so that you can zoom into your footage without losing any quality

How to create the whole green screen  production when  money is really tight

Discover how to edit your footage and replace it with your new background

A step by step process for putting yourself into a virtual TV studio

The mistakes that people make and how to avoid them

If you enjoy making videos or are just curious about how green screen production works, then this is for you. It will give you a whole new perspective on video production.

In the past you may have felt like you just don’t have the budget, equipment or location to make great videos. After working through this ideas-packed training program, complete with comprehensive notes, you will know how to create videos that most people wouldn’t imagine is possible.

Contents and Overview

This training course with 23 easy to follow lectures, comprehensive notes and a  quiz will fill in the missing pieces of the puzzle  regarding creating professional , stunning videos without needing a crew, a ton of equipment and a massive budget.

Upon completion of this course, you will have all the tools and strategies you need to start creating your own stunning green screen videos. 

The sooner you start the course, the sooner you will be able to start creating your own videos!

Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone that wants to take their rather ordinary videos and start creating stunning videos using green screen.
  • Marketers, trainers or speakers that would like to film what they do and make better videos
  • People shooting video at home that want to be able to create much better backgrounds than they have
  • Anyone interested in how green screen video production works
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Curriculum For This Course
23 Lectures
2 Lectures 04:45

Filming using green screen can help you to create amazing videos. There are many ways to achieve the end result from working on a tight budget to having the finest of everything. In this video, we will explore what you want to create your green screen video for. Is it to amaze your friends? Share on You Tube? Sell or even broadcast? Once you know your  intended outcome, this will help you decide on the best equipment to purchase so that you can create your green screen videos. You can download a template to help you to consider what you want.

Preview 02:20

In this video you will gain an overview of the green screen process and how it works. There is also a downloadable checklist to help you when you are collecting together everything you need.

Preview 02:25
Essential Resources
10 Lectures 55:26

One of main reasons people struggle to cut out their green background after filming is because they fail to set up their lights correctly. In this video you will learn how to set up your lights so that you get the best results every time.

How to light your green screen for best results

There are many different types of lights that you could use to light your green background and you but which ones are best? In this video you will discover the top three types of lights and the pros and cons of each.

Different types of lights you could use

In this video you will discover where to purchase the resources you will need. These include the different types of lights, green backgrounds and music for your project. After this lesson , you will be able to decide what you want to spend to create your green screen project.

Where to purchase lights, backgrounds and music

A major component of your finished green screen filming is sound. Many people make the mistake of only focusing on the picture quality and ignoring the quality of the sound. In this video you will discover the different types of microphone you can use and hear examples of each. There is also a comprehensive set of supporting notes.

How to choose the right microphone for the sound in your video

In this video you will learn how to get the free audio editing software Audacity and how to use it to make a high quality audio recording. The high quality recording will then be substituted for the sound from the built in mics on the camera.

How to get use Audacity to record higher quality sound

In this video you will see in the edit suite how you can substitute the low quality sound from the cameras built in mic, with high quality sound from a RODE NTG2 shotgun mic, even though the camera didn't have a mic in socket.

*NOTE: Although the video shows the mic being supplied with 48v phantom power, this particular mic will also run on batteries.

How to replace the sound from your camera with high quality sound

There are many different video cameras available from webcams, phone cameras right up to high end broadcast cameras. In this video we explore what is available and what you get as you pay more. By the end of it, you should have a good idea of what sort of camera you feel is right for you and what you might need to spend.

What is the best video camera for you?

In this video I share with you the JVC professional camera that I use and why I use this camera. After watching it, you will know whether or not you wish to spend more money on a professional camera like this, or use a lower budget  camera.

The JVC camera I use and why

If you are on a tight budget, you can still produce green screen videos. In this video we compare the results you get from using a low cost  pop up green screen outside with a $170 camcorder and even using a mobile phone. Download and check out the supporting notes. You will see a detailed plan in there of how to set up your complete green screen production for just $110 for everything!

Creating green screen on a budget

Trying to present fluently to camera and remember what to say can be a challenge. The answer is an auto cue ore teleprompter. So how do they work? What do they cost and do you really need one? In this video we answer all these questions so that you can decide whether this is a need to have or nice to have item.

Preview 05:12
Software to remove your green background
3 Lectures 35:43

By the end of this video, you will know how you can use editing software Camtasia version 9 to remove your green background from your video footage and replace it with a new background.  I have featured two editing software packages that I use one being Camtasia 9.  I have provided two sets of notes that you can download. There is a list of many other packages including FREE ones.  I have also given you details and prices of the featured software. The other notes are designed to step you through what you have seen in the video.

Using Camtasia 9 to remove your green background

Edius together with the Robuskey plugin are premium software solutions to remove green backgrounds and replace them with backgrounds of your choice. If you want to see what the best software can do, this video will show you step by step how to get the same results better, faster and easier than ever before. There are also 2 sets of notes that you can download.

Using Edius and Robuskey plugin to remove your green background

In this video we compare the power of each type of software by attempting to remove the green background from some footage where the background was not lit at all. You will be able to see for yourself the difference between Camtasia and Edius with the Robuskey plugin.

Can Edius and Camtasia remove an unlit green background?
Put yourself into a virtual tv studio
4 Lectures 28:52

In this video you will discover where you can buy high quality virtual tv studio and news studio sets. You will then learn how to film correctly so that you have the footage ready for editing.

Putting yourself into a virtual tv studio - filming correctly

In this video you will learn how you can create a fast paced opening title news sequence. The video will show you where you can get free videos to use in your sequence and the music.

How to create your opening title sequence

In this video we bring all the parts together. You will see in Edius how to put yourself into the virtual studio and integrate that with the opening title sequence. By the end of this video you will know how to composite your own green screen video into a virtual tv studio.

How to take your green screen footage and place you in a virtual studio

After watching this video you will know where to get stunning broadcast quality graphics to take your virtual studio to a new level. Since the animations use After Effects from Adobe, which has a steep learning curve, you will also learn where you can get an After Effects expert to render it all for you for about  $10

This bonus lecture shows you how to create broadcast quality tv graphics
How to avoid common mistakes with green screen production
4 Lectures 17:48

If you want to make your green screen composition look convincing, you need to think ahead and plan before filming. This video shows you what your finished video could look like if done correctly and then breaks down the things to think about, so that you don't make this mistake.

Preview 01:45

In this video we explore other mistakes that people often make, which can ruin what they have filmed. Knowing what we share with you here will help you to be successful with your production every time. 

Other common mistakes

By the end of this video you will know how to take your video from You Tube and get the right code to give to your web developer so that it can be embedded into your web site

How to embed your finished video into your website

In this video , we have a quick refresher of everything we covered in course. Remember to also download the action plan.


This quiz will test your understanding of the different types of resources you might need.

Green screen challenge
10 questions
About the Instructor
Keith Banfield
4.8 Average rating
37 Reviews
3,057 Students
2 Courses
Marketing Expert, video presenter and Professional speaker

Keith Banfield is an international professional speaker and director of two companies. He has promoted and run hundreds of courses and workshops and trained people from many large companies including, NEC, Motorola, Furniture Village, Sharp Electronics, Diversey Lever, Resi Mortgage, First National Real Estate as well as many smaller businesses.

His skill is in being able to take what other make complex and simplify it so that it is easy to understand, use and get results from.

Keith is the co founder of the Profit Mechanics system and currently lives in Australia where he continues to speak at events, run courses and create video - based products.