– In this video I'm gonna show you how to do green screen in iMovie.
– [Man] You gotta just press record.
– Hey, my name is NolanMolt with Think Media and let's jump right into the video.
So to start off with using a green screen, you really need two different clips.
You need your base layer, which I'm gonna be usingthis clip right here of my wife at the beach, and then you need yourgreen screen footage.
Your green screen footage is gonna go on top of your base layer, so up here in my media Ihave my green screen effect which is this little like button.
I wanna add that to my YouTube video where it prompts people to like the video.
So, going to select the part of the green screen that I want to use and then I'm just gonna simply drag it on top of my clip.
Once you've dragged iton top of your clip, you're gonna go up hereto some of these effects.
You want to click this one right here with the two rectangles and these are your video overlay settings.
So right now it's set to cutaway, but we want to go to green/blue screen.
So there's a few settingshere that we can tweak but so far it's looking pretty good.
If I play it through, it's hard to notice but down here there's like a gray line that comes in, so right here there's no gray line and then right there, this gray line comes in.
I can actually fix that if I go back up here to get into the settings.
If I just move these corners, these little white circles, that's actually gonnaget rid of that for me.
And so let's watch that one more time.
Yeah, those are now gone and so that's looking pretty good but I'm gonna show you therest of the settings in case you wanted to mess with those.
You have softness and ifyou increase or decrease it's gonna mess with the edges of your green screen and so you definitely just want to mess with that, put it on both sides and see what looks better for your footage.
When it comes to clean-up this one is what we just used and that allows you to kind of cut off certainparts of the screen that you do not want to be shown and I'm gonna show you agreat example of that later and I'm also gonna show you how to move this thumbs button down into the corner if you want to do that because most of us don't want itcovering the entire screen so I'm gonna show youhow to do that in iMovie.
The eraser allows you to drag on the parts of the screen that could still be green or could still be showing and that will tell the green screen effect that those colors andthose pieces need to go.
And so that's the best way to kind of clean up your footage, isby using that eraser tool.
So we're gonna hit the check mark.
Now again, I like this effect, it looks great, but I don'twant it in the middle.
Typically, if you hadkind of like an overlay, you would just go to picture in picture and you'd be able to move it around.
So when I go to picture in picture, it does not do the green screen effect.
I'm able to move it around like this, which I would probably wantit like right about there, but the green screeneffect is not applied.
So when I go back there'sno way for you to change it but I'm gonna show youright now how to do that.
Now, how you do this is you actually want to copy and paste both layers, your green screen aswell as your base layer.
I'm gonna hit Command +C or you can right click and hit copy, then you're gonna go back to your projects and you are going to create a brand new project.
So if we create new, we want to hit movie.
Now inside our brand new project, we are going to pasteby hitting Command + V.
Now on this clip, we aregoing to go back here and we don't want thegreen screen effect yet.
We just want the picture in picture because what we're gonna do is we're gonna export this clip, then bring it back into the other project and then there we're gonnause the green screen effect.
So right now, I just want to kinda place it where I want it.
I can be on this side, it can be over here, it can be wherever you'd like.
I think I want mine to be right here.
Now that dissolve that's happening, I just want to get rid of that so I'm gonna hit zero on dissolve.
So we'll hit the check mark and I'm going to actually center that just a little bit better, like that.
All right, so let'ssee what it looks like.
So I like that a lot better, rather it be covering my wife, I kinda like it over here off on the side.
So that's looking really good to me.
Now what we want to do is we want to export this movie and then import it into our original movie.
In the top right corner, we're gonna hit share and go to file and for your resolution, you can change it to whatever you'd like.
I like to keep my quality at high for something like thisand then I'm gonna hit next and then green screen overlay.
We're gonna save that right to the desktop and I'm gonna go back to my projects and I want to go back to my original project which is Beach Day.
Now that we're back inour original project, I'm gonna go to fileand go to import media.
I know it's on my desktop, so I'm gonna hit desktop, green screen overlay, import selected.
All right, so here we have our effect and I'm gonna drag thisdirectly over what I had before.
You can notice it already replaced the green screen footage that was there because in iMovie you can only have one more layer on top ofyour original footage.
Now that we've moved it, we've done our picture in picture effect, we don't need to use that again.
We want to use our green screen effect.
Now here's where it comes in handy.
When it comes to these we want to move this so that it's justover the green screen footage.
That's looking pretty good.
It looks best with thesoftness at its maximum and we'll hit the check mark.
Now when we watch it, we can see that the green screen effect is working and it's moved overexactly where we'd like it.
Let me go back to my originalproject Green Screen.
The reason why you want tokeep this footage under here is just for a point of reference.
So maybe if you havea green screen footage that you can find of YouTube of like, an explosion or a gun shot.
I've done some action films and have used those green screen effects in iMovie.
You still want the footage here so that you can line up exactly wherethat explosion should be and so that is why I have this here for that point of reference.
From here, you can go up here and you can export your final projectand you'll have that green screen all set to go.
So that's how you dogreen screen in iMovie and how you're kinda able to work around using the picture in picture effect with the green screen effect.
You can click or tap the screen or there's gonna be alink in the description if you want to watch morevideos on editing in iMovie.
I'll see you soon.