Green Screening

What is Green Screening?

The newscast, motion picture and video game industries rely heavily on green screening. Green screening is a special effects technique for layering two images and/or video streams together to create one. This allows the creators to place photo and / or video content on top of a different background, removing the pre-existing background altogether. The entire process works around colour hues.

Do Ink makes it easy to create incredible green screen videos and images right on your iPad or iPhone. The app lets you combine photos and videos from the camera roll with live images from your iPad or iPhone's camera. Do Ink emphasizes ease-of-use and simplicity while still enabling you to get fantastic results. With Green Screen by Do Ink, students can tell a story, explain an idea, and express themselves in truly creative and unique ways.

What do you need to get started?

  • An iPad and the Green Screen by Do Ink App
  • A green background (Green fabric is the most cost effective)
  • Some time to explore the app and how you will integrate this in the classroom. I can provide some 1 on 1 mentoring to get you started if you'd like - you just need to fill out the form!

Tutorial Videos

Other Resources

Lesson Ideas

English Language Arts

  • autobiographical or fictional character living time-line
  • character interview - could take on a “talk show” feel
  • digital storytelling
  • live story map
  • news broadcast, live newspaper “Harry Potter-style”
  • prologue or epilogue - sequel or prequel trailer
  • reader’s theatre
  • story retell/recount
  • video blog


  • mathematical thinking and/or processes explained
  • student-generated word problems, in visual and/or video format
  • surveys and data collection

Science & Technology

  • broadcasting from the field
  • renewable and non-renewable energy sources
  • wetland protection
  • virtual field-trips
  • ecosystem adventure
  • swimming with sharks
  • touring through space
  • weather forecasting

Social Studies

  • historical living time-line, based on an event or figure
  • historical breaking news report from famous events/places
  • mock court case/trial
  • re-enactment/time-travel