The Basics: How to Shoot & Edit a Green Screen Video | Rahim Samad | Skillshare

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The Basics: How to Shoot & Edit a Green Screen Video

teacher avatar Rahim Samad, Creative Entrepreneur

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6 Lessons (10m)
    • 1. Intro

    • 2. Gear & Equipment

    • 3. Setup & Recording

    • 4. Editing

    • 5. Class Project

    • 6. Clips from My Green Screen Music Video

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About This Class

This Introductory class is designed for anyone looking to jump right in to learning about creating a green screen video. In this class you will learn the basics of how to create a green screen video.                                            

I will discuss the neccessary equipment needed as well as how to light a green screen, and some other techniques to get you started. We will be using Apples Final Cut Pro X to edit. I have included a free trial in the resource section below. By the end of the class you should be able to set up your own green screen and shoot and edit a short green screen video. Green screen is a cheap and effective way to add quality and production value to your videos if used correctly. 


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Rahim Samad

Creative Entrepreneur


Hi my name is Rahim Samad, I am the owner of Smart Impact Media, LLC and Sirat Designs, LLC.             I am a Creative Entrepreneur with 10+ years of video production, business & entrepreneurial skills. I have owned a total of four businesses, two of which are current. I am passionate about business, creating, and helping others. I hope to use Skillshare as a platform to help others learn from my past and present experiences, as well as further my skills as a teacher. Be sure to follow me on Skillshare and stay up to date with all things to come.  

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