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Green screen is a popular and powerful technique used to digitally replace the background with any video or image by shooting it against a blue or green screen. When done properly, the effect is nearly imperceptible.  However, getting a good clean key can be a challenge. Whether you’re shooting green screen for a million dollar feature film or for YouTube, this module walks you through every aspect of what colors to use, how to properly light a green screen, where to place your subject and even what video formats work best.


  • 25:18 video that walks you through the steps of properly shooting a green screen shot
  • Complete resource guide
  • Example of how green screen techniques were used to shoot a falling scene
  • Three Quicktime shots of increasing difficulty with which you can practice your compositing skills.  Each clip includes a background plate.


  • What the green screen process is and how it can be used in a movie
  • How to choose the correct color for the background screen
  • The differences between using blue or green
  • What digital formats are the best and worst at acquiring green screen footage
  • How to properly light the green screen
  • How to properly light the actors
  • How to coordinate props and wardrobe when shooting green screen
  • How to frame a green screen shot
  • How to create multi-layered special effects
  • How to full subjects full body
 "Jason proves that top-notch production values are within the reach of anyone who has ever dreamt of making his own movie. You’ll learn far more about filmmaking with this practical, thorough and meticulously organized site than you ever will watching "Project Greenlight." Jason knows what he’s talking about, because he’s actually done it!"
   - Steve Skrovan, Executive Producer,
         Everybody Loves Raymond