Green Screen or Chroma Key Effect for Beginners | DaVinci Resolve 16 (Free) | Chil Tanada | Skillshare

Green Screen or Chroma Key Effect for Beginners | DaVinci Resolve 16 (Free)

Chil Tanada,

Green Screen or Chroma Key Effect for Beginners | DaVinci Resolve 16 (Free)

Chil Tanada,

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5 Lessons (12m)
    • 1. Introduction - Green Screen

    • 2. Color Page: Add Alpha Layer to turn Green Screen Transparent

    • 3. Edit Page: Add Backgrounds

    • 4. Zoom & Position to Resize and Move Talking Head

    • 5. Zoom to Fit Background to Screen. Thank you.

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About This Class

Learn how to create your first video with the Green Screen Effect also known as Chroma Key Effect with the World's best, free, intuitive, yet advanced Video Editor - DaVinci Resolve 16.

Why spend hundreds of dollars a year to do Beginner to Professional Video Editing, when you can do it for free with DaVinci Resolve.

For those who are interested in DaVinci Resolve and haven't created their first video yet, I suggest you just GO AND DO IT! So you have your first experience doing actual creation. That to me is the best way to learn.

I designed this tutorial to make it as straightforward and simple as possible for those with no experience.

All you have to do is download the program, my files I used to create the sample video, and follow this 12 minute step-by-step tutorial, and Viola! You will have created your first video with green screen effect and hopefully there will be no stopping you from making valuable, interesting, fabulous videos in the near future.

Be a Creator! Start Creating, It's Fun and Rewarding!

This course will cover all the elements you need to create the green screen effect, including:

Add Alpha Output
Selection Range
Hue, Saturation, Luminance
Zoom and Position

Course Goals:

You will not be intimidated by advanced video editors like DaVinci Resolve 16, in fact you will quickly learn to love what it can do for you.
You will learn the basics of video editing and creating a green screen effect
You will be able to unleash your Creative Passions and produce your own unique videos.
Go forth and set the world on fire with your ideas!

All the Best to You!


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Chil Tanada



My Mission is to help People turn their Passions into Success by helping them build and grow their Online Business.

I make tutorials so people can learn to use the latest and best tools to create their own Websites, Graphics and Videos, do Online/Email/Content/Affiliate Marketing, utilize Social Media to grow traffic, build Online Courses and Membership Sites, and more.

In other words I'm trying to make "DO WHAT YOU LOVE" possible for you.

I believe that everybody deserves a chance to channel their Passions and release the Creativity inside of them, share it with the world with today's awesome technologies and thereby, live a more Fulfilling Life.

Visit my website at find out more.

ALL THE BEST TO YOU!!! See full profile

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1. Introduction - Green Screen: Hi. I'm chill from sharing your passion dot com. My mission is to help you transform your passions into success. In this tutorial, we are going to take this green screen talking head of me and turn it into a dynamic video with different image backgrounds and a moving video background. We will be using The Vinci Resolve. 16. The best, completely free, highly advanced video editor. Okay, here we are in the Vinci Resolve. Sixteens Edit page or edit tab. First thing we need to do is bring in our assets are videos and images. Okay, so here we go. I have six items I dissected drag it into our media pool. There they are. Now that we have our assets are graphics and videos in our media pool, we can drug our main green screen video down to the track. Okay, Our timeline. Okay, so it's in video one. But you know what? It shouldn't be in video One. It should be in video to We need to bring the green screen up another layer to video to, but there's no video to. So you just right click this area. Add track Created the video to and let's drag this up. Let's play this in this exercise. We don't need the audio, so I'm going to click the M here to mute it. So this is our main green screen video, okay? 2. Color Page: Add Alpha Layer to turn Green Screen Transparent: So the next thing we need to do is turn this green screen background into a transparency. And we can do that by going here in the color tab color page. This page looks pretty intimidating. There's a lot of stuff going on here, but we don't need all this stuff right now. All we need is to turn the green background into a transparency. So what we need to do is go over here. This is the node window. I'm not going to explain the details about nodes right now. Um, all we need to do is just turn that Teoh transparency. So just go here. Right click and add Alfa Output on Alfa is like a layer that you can turn into a transparency. And what we need to do is drag this blue dot here, over to here, connect it to the output. This is input. This is output. What happens in the middle are all defects we can add to this clip. So all we're doing here is adding a transparency. So next, make sure this dropper is highlighted. Left click highlighted. Make sure this dropper with the target there is highlighted. And now click the green screen area. Just gonna give it one click here. So what that did is select the green areas that were similar to the point we clicked here. But because there were other darker greens or lighter greens going on, it only selected a narrow area, a narrow range of greenness where we clicked. So what we have to do is expand the green range that we want. We can do that by going down here and adjusting the hue, saturation and luminant. Okay, let's do that by going over here. See, that's a narrow band of green that was selected. We need to expand that by dragging this to the left. See that? Now there's more green being captured, so that's bring it to about They're so look at that now we have a really clear cut green area, but there's some stuff here that's remaining. We can probably catch that through adjusting the saturation and luminous. So let's some drag this saturation to the left. Okay, it caught that. See, if you go to narrow, there's a lot of green that it doesn't capture. But if we go wider, then it caught that. And ah, we don't even need to adjust the luminous, but just to show you if I drag this around, play with it, it will affect things. So in other situations, with with different lighting, different green backgrounds, you might need to adjust all three until you capture all the green range you want. So that's pretty clean. So what we've done is captured all of the green areas we wanted to get rid of. But what showing is only the green part. What we want to do is reverse it. We want this area to show and the green to disappear, and we can reverse that by clicking this little icon here. There you go. So now I'm showing and all the green stuff is gone and it's perfect, So let's go back over to the edit page. 3. Edit Page: Add Backgrounds: Okay, We're now back in the edit page and let's play this So all the green areas air gone. The only thing you can notice are a little bit of greenness around the edges of my face and ears. And you could probably fix that going back to the color page. But you know what? That's fine. It's probably not going to be a big deal. Let's bring the play head back here. So the next step, let's bring our four images down. That's highlight all four of them. Drag it down to video one and look at that. Now we have a background. Let's play this. That looks pretty good. And now let's bring down our video background. Okay, right over here. Let's Mutis. We don't need the audio of the video. Let's play this from this point and there we have it. We now have a video background as well. I disappeared because the green screen talking had was only up to this point, and the video background extended beyond it. So what we can do is just cut that off by bringing the play head here, highlighting the video background and control be to cut with the blade. Highlight this section and delete. Now we have a matching ending. Okay, let's go back to the beginning and play this with the images and the video background. Okay? With brick with wood. And now that video coming in. There you go. So that's how the green screen effect works in DaVinci. 4. Zoom & Position to Resize and Move Talking Head: In some cases you want, you're talking head right there this size big and in the center. But in other cases, you want it small off to the corner, either. Hear, hear any corner but resize down to a smaller talking head. So that's what we're going to do now. Normally, you resize images or graphics by controlling the zoom. That's highlight this talking head video here and now we can control the zoom. I can make it bigger by dragging it to the right, the X to the right. I can make it smaller by dragging it to the left, but now it's making the whole frame smaller. The background is not shrinking, but the visible area has shrunk, so we need to take another step to avoid this problem. Let's set the zoom back to one one. Enter, and we have to go back to the color panel. The color tab. Click this around icon Here. It's the window icon. See window. Select the rectangle or square here and now we have to resize this rectangle around are talking head. There's two ways to resize. One uses ingredient. This is the outer edge, the outer dot Let me drag this outer dot and you can see it's ingredient. The opacity is full here and it fades out. But we don't want that. We want the full opacity, so let's bring that back. What we have to do is drag the inner dots around our profile around are talking head. So let's drag that down. Can drag this over here. Dragut up there. Drag this here. Okay, I think that's good. Let's go back to the edit tab. And now, when I had just zoom drag to the right drug to the left, and it's no longer cutting off the edges of the screen, so it's only controlling the area we highlighted in the color tab. So now we can resize this down, change the position. I'll drag X to the right and the why down to the left, which brings it down a little more over to the right. Okay, so now my talking had a smaller out of the way. And now we have this whole area to focus on. Let's play this. Okay, so now you could highlight this section. Here. You can have text or other kinds of information going on in the middle and you're talking head is just to the side 5. Zoom to Fit Background to Screen. Thank you.: side. Before we end this, I noticed one little a problem in some of the images. Not in this image. This image is full size, but when you get over to this next image, there's some black areas showing that means the resolution or the aspect ratio of this image wasn't filling up the 16 by nine screen. This is probably a four by three aspects. It's not filling out the full 16 by nine image. It's an easy fix. Let's just increase the timeline. Zoom here by clicking the plus two times and let's go over here and all we have to do. Select this image and zoom in. Okay, I'm dragging it to the right until it fills up the space. Okay, the next one. Next image. Again. It's smaller aspect ratio. That's not covering the full image. That's why the black area showing. Let's zoom in for that. Highlight the brick. Zoom in. Okay. And highlight the wood over here. Change the timeline back here and zoom in. Okay, so now I think this is perfect. Let's run this from the beginning. We have the lounge now we have the brick. Could have nice stuff going on here. Nice imagery or tax going on. And we have the video moving background and there we go. That's how we do Green screen effect or chrome effect in DaVinci Resolve 16. Thank you for taking this course. I really hope you found it useful. I'm chill, and my goal is to help you transform your passions into an online business. I make tutorials on creating websites, graphics, videos, online courses, membership sites, email and sales, marketing, social media and more. I know it sounds like a lot it is. But the more you know, the more skills you gain. The more tools you master, the better your chances for success. But basically you provide the passion and I provide assistance. And together, let's get your dreams realized. Thank you.