How to Green Screen with iMovie for OSX – 2019 Tutorial

In this video I take you through all the steps required to create the perfect green screen video.

Starting off with a quick discussion about how to set up your green screen for the video shoot followed by a step by step demonstration of the iMovie Green Screen/Blue Screen effect available in the video overlay menu.

It’s incredibly easy to use and intuitive so at the end of the tutorial you should be fully equipped with all the skills required to key out any green or blue screen video and superimpose either a video or still background behind your subject.

Great for Youtubers, Vloggers and independent movie makers working with restricted budget, its totally free software and can give you results that are quite close that which in the past was confined to higher end video editing packages such as Final Cut X and Premiere Pro.

Green Screen backgrounds used in tutorial are royalty free and available at:

Other sites to consider included and and Some samples may be free but most are pay by monthly subscription or one time download fee.

Still images of Melbourne Laneways are still photographs taken with the Olympus OMD EM 10 and the video footage of the beach was taken with the iPhone XR…..

Other Tutorials

How to do Picture in Picture (PIP) and Split Screen video using iMovie for iOS:

How to edit video on your iPhone or iPad with iMovie – Full Tutorial 2019:

How to Green Screen using Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2018:


Alessandro Giordano says:


Official Hermgez says:

nice tutorials big bro

Karlee TDM says:

What about for iPhone and iPad? I have an iPhone and I want to know how to do it on the iPhone. PLEASE do a video on that and reply the link to it!!!

Maria Nyce says:

Going to try out some of these options. Thank you!

Thecoolcatgamer says:

thanks you’re awesome 😉

Ernie Lansford says:

Thank you. This is awesome advice. I love the ‘movie’ running behind you. I now understand how some vloggers appear to be in stunning remote places. Thank you!

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