Greenscreen 101

Your guide to make great video using proven chroma key techniques.
25 reviews
  • Chip Dizárd Video Professional. Final Cut Pro X Level 2 Certified

    Chip Dizárd is a Final Cut Pro X Certified Trainer  and entrepreneur with a passion for all things technology and media.  He graduated from Coppin State University in Baltimore, Maryland with a degree in Media Art/Communcation, and discovered his love for web design in 1999 after he created a web site for local nonprofit organizations in the Washington, D.C. area.

    He’s helped numerous organizations build an online presence.  In 2002, he founded the new media firm Absolute Presence.  The company focused on web development, video production, and media consulting with a focus on serving government agencies, non-profits, and companies.

    In 2002, Chip also co-founded, an online streaming portal where churches and ministries throughout the world can stream services live and on demand.

    He also discovered a love for education, and after working as the General Manager of Baltimore City Public Schools Education Channel 77, he now teaches media production for the school district.

    He now focuses on online delivery of teaching at his new web site  with his business partner, Amani Channel.

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Greenscreen 101

Your guide to make great video using proven chroma key techniques.
25 reviews


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In this course you will learn how to make a video using chroma keying techniques with various software applications.  The course is structured by software application and each lecture has detailed information on the chromakeying process.

Please note: This course will not teach you how to use the software, but it will teach you how to use the chroma keying effects within the software.

You should take this course to expand your knowledge and to learn how to create really cool effects.

Check out my free tutorial on Video Compression right here on Udemy .

Visit Web Video Chefs  for more tutorials and check out Amani Channel's free tutorial on making better videos .

    • Computer Mac/PC with Video Editing software
    • iMovie
    • Final Cut Pro X
    • Adobe After Effects
    • Adobe Premiere
    • Avid Media Composer
    • Screenflow
    • Over 11 lectures and 49 mins of content!
    • Recognize the best software for chromakeying
    • Construct a home green screen studio
    • Identify good and bad footage for chromakeying
    • Understand effective lighting techniques for chroma key
    • Utilize practice footage to create your own chroma key video
    • Create virtual set videos using chroma keying techniques
    • Video editors
    • Filmmakers
    • Hobbyists
    • Anyone who wants to create great videos


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  • SECTION 1:
    Software Programs
  • 1
    In this brief introduction I cover the objectives of the course and why chroma keying is important.
  • 2
    iMovie '11
    In this lecture I show you to use iMovie '11 to perform a green screen key. 
  • 3
    Final Cut Pro X (10.0.6)
    In this tutorial I show you to use Final Cut Pro X to key footage.
  • 4
    Adobe After Effects CS 6
    In this tutorial I show you how to use the Keylight 1.2 plugin that ships with After Effects to pull your green screen.
  • 5
    Adobe Premiere CS 6
    In this lecture I use Adobe Premiere CS 6 and the Ultra Key plugin (included in the software) to pull a great key in seconds. 
  • 6
    Bonus: Screenflow 4.0
    In this lecture, I show you how to use Screenflow my screen recording tool of choice for the Macintosh.  It now has the functionality of chromakey and performs like most non-linear video editing software.
  • 7
    Avid Media Composer 6.5
    In this lecture, I show you to how use Avid Media Composer while keying footage. This software is the industry standard for professional filmmakers to edit footage.
  • SECTION 2:
    Bonus Content/Downloads
  • 8
    How to create a moving background with a GreenScreen
    In this lecture I show you how to create a moving background while chromakeying.  I call this the "Love and Hip-Hop Effect" because I noticed this while watching the show. 
  • 9
    How to set up a Green Screen Home Studio
    In this tutorial I teach you how to set up a Green Screen home studio for under $200 (Affiliate link).  I also share best practices for setting the screen up in your house or office. 
  • 10
    Chroma keying with a Blue Screen
    In this lecture I show you how to key out "blue" screens. Although this is not as popular as green screen footage it still is used in many productions. I use Final Cut Pro X to key the blue screen footage.
  • 11
    Luma Keyer
    In this lecture I show you how to use the Luma Keyer and how to pull a key based on a range of image lightness. I am using Final Cut Pro X, but most non-linear editing software has this function.


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  • Bill Jamshedji
    Informative and Entertaining

    Chip's presentation style is great, I really enjoyed this course. He also volunteered to assist me with a greenscreen problem I'm having, which shows that he takes an interest in his students. Highly recommended for anyone who wants to work with greenscreens.

  • Lorenzo Rankins
    video editing techniques

    Chip is very straightforward and knowledgeable. I watched his tutorial and was able to immediately execute the instructions

  • #AuthorityHacker Travis Gutierrez

    Instructor needs to take his time and practice the course once through first. There is no outline and it shows. You can learn a lot and I like the different software packages and techniques--very encompassing. I bet if this is recorded a second time it would be much better.

  • David Rosado

    Esay sample, explication and exersice of greenscreen and blueescreen.

  • Pablo Carlos Dednikar Alvarez
    A little poor.

    A bit poor. The tools and procedures were not explained in great detail and some processes could be explained in a more simple way.

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