Green Screen

What can I do with Green Screen by Do Ink?

  • Add green screen backgrounds for engaging films and presentations- the green screen background will be as believable as your acting can make it!
  • Use mixtures of images and film seamlessly
  • use many images as green screen backgrounds for the same film
  • one touch editing of films, even films from your camera roll
  • Easily move film and image clips around to create the film you want
  • Green Screen can also use films from your camera roll-(note: if films are deleted from the camera roll the App can no longer access them even if it saved in a project)

Ideas for use 

Use the BTN Credits and backgrounds to look professional. These can be downloaded to your ipad from http://www.abc.net.au/btn/rookietraining.htm

You can  use photos from the internet green screen images from web

General Tips

  • All year 7  and 8 Students have Green Screen by Do Ink on their iPads. It costs $2.99. For use with other year levels, the library has two sets of 8 iPads with the Green Screen App, the Keynote App and internet on them. The green screens can also be easily used with iMovie on student laptops.
  • It is recommended that teachers book one of the spaces on the library floor and the library classroom so that there is enough space for the class and for students who want to film. Remember to book through Resource Booking AND Room Change.
  • Miss Collins is well versed in Green Screen so if you book the library you can use her expertise as a helper in your class.
  • Students can put their script up on the projector opposite the green screen so they can look more professional and engaging when reading lines. Students can borrow a dongle from the front desk. New iPads may need either an iPad 2 plugged in first momentarily or by accessing Apple TV to make the iPad display.

How to use the Green Screen by Do Ink App

green screen1. Source Selector- You can us this to select up to 3 different sources Camera, Videos and Photos- they will layer on top of each other.

2. Timeline this is where you construct your film, a great tip is to film small sections and put them all together one of the selector lines.

3. Preview Screen -shows you what your film will look like- the director should focus on this screen.

4. Source view- touch the green screen background in this screen to sync the Chroma Filter to the green background.

5. Chroma Picker- you can also choose a colour to become invisible using Chroma Picker.

6. Chroma Sensitivity bar- if your Green Screen background is bleeding through or not showing use the Sensitivity bar to correct the mix of images

7. Chroma Filter- the Chroma will try to correct as people or the camera move, sometimes this makes the image worse so you can turn this off when you do not want the chroma background to alter during filming

8. Timer/stopwatch- this is really handy when editing as you can see to the milisecond the location that the film should be trimmed to. Also if you want to an image to cut off you can click on the stopwatch so it goes red and this will end the film at that point. The rest will be greyed out.

9. Playback button, this allows you to watch film so you can see where the edit it or rehearse timing for background changes.

10. Upload button- when your film is complete you can upload it to your Camera Roll- see instructions below for sending it to your teacher

11. Delete all -so you can clear the timeline and start a new project.

Sites where you can find Creative Commons films and photos

Some owners of videos and photos have labelled their films and images with Creative Commons that allows you to use them as long as you follow their requests for attribution and/or use. Information about Creative Commons is easy to understand and clearly labelled on these pages.

Flickr CC Creative Commons photos displayed in an easy grid viewer and easy to find Attribution information

Flickr Creative Commons   Click on See More to search under the different categories

 Vimeo Creative Commons Choose the + Browse all videos link under the videos

When you use Creative Commons photos and video you can attribute the photos and video in the credits, just write The name of the image, the name of the photographer if you can find them, the URL and the site. See the example below.

Image: ‘Tracce’
http: //www.flickr.com/photos/7772186@N03/3199201239
Found on Flickrcc.net

 Tips for uploading films

You can also upload films less than a minute long to Showbie

Unless the film is very short it is not recommended to email the film.

How to upload your film to WebDAV

1. Open Keynote, Click the + button to create a new presentation and choose your presentation background.

2. Click on the + button on the right and choose the film from the Camera Roll and click Use in the top corner

3. Go back to Presentations on the top left and change the name on the presentation by clicking on the name (Call your presentation your name and form).

4. Click on the up arrow and choose Send a Copy- then choose WebDAV

5. The Server Address is: https://webdav.ringwoodsc.vic.edu.au/student_data

6. Login with your Username and Password (Use your Ringwood CASES code)

7. Choose Keynote from the file type (PDF will only save a still image from the film and PowerPoint will not be able to export the films)

8. Click on Dropin- click on the folder of your teachers initials and press Send

Instructions for Teachers to open the files from WebDAV on a Macbook

1. Go to student_data on the server. Copy the zip file from the Dropin folder to your own laptop

2. Open it to unzip the file

3. Then Click on the Keynote to play the film

4. If The Keynote will not open because you need a newer version of Keynote, right-click on the Keynote presentation and choose Open With, choose Other... from the dropdown list and Choose VLC from the bottom of the list of Applications.

Instructions for Teachers to open the files from WebDAV on a Windows laptops

1. Unzip the file

2. Open the Keynote folder. Click on the .MOV file, it will open in Windows Media Player

Many thanks to Clare Rafferty and Kayla Whitefield for their kind and generous help in developing this page.

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