You might not realize it, but green screens are everywhere. You may see them every time you watch a TV show or movie where the background is digitally replaced with something else. A classic example is a man standing before a blue or green screen replaced by a map or a graph doing a weather report.
Green screens are used for video production for several reasons. They allow the producer to change the background of the video almost at will and even simulate different locations. That allows you to film an interview with the same news anchor in multiple places simultaneously, such as on top of a high-rise building, on a street corner, and inside an office building – all from a single studio location with a single green screen setup.
Continue reading to learn how to use green screens with essential home studio gear, including tiny cameras and microphones for your video recordings and streaming broadcasts.