green screen


plural green screens
: a photographic technique in which a subject is filmed in front of a green background so as to allow matte (see matte entry 3 sense 2) compositing of the film with other footage
Show curators are using green screen, augmented reality and visual effects to create an illusion of a near-real event.Ruhail Amin
also : the green background
The kids recorded themselves at home, shooting videos in front of a home-made green screen, which Mrs. Hopkins sent home for their families. Katie Morse
often used before another noun
green screen technology
compare blue screen

Examples of green screen in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The dance floor-ready track that fuses hip-hop beats, EDM rhythms and smooth pop vocals seamlessly mashes up English and Korean as the women travel through a series of perilous situations while also busting out some classic choreo on a green screen stage in a black void. Gil Kaufman, Billboard, 13 May 2024 According to Box, Lewis became the first elementary school in the district with a floor-to-ceiling green screen, used by the student news anchors who broadcast the morning announcements. Tina Vasquez, Los Angeles Times, 8 May 2024 Even the moments shot on green screen, of which there were many, were filmed outdoors. Jack Dunn, Variety, 6 May 2024 Kardashian Barker also shared a video of herself in front of a green screen as a director called out directions. Kimberlee Speakman, Peoplemag, 4 May 2024 Rather than rely on visual effects and a green screen, Leitch worked with O’Hara to create the in-camera stunt sequences. Jazz Tangcay, Variety, 9 Apr. 2024 Then, as the meteorologist was walking toward the weather map’s green screen at 6:19 a.m. on Jan. 8, something happened. Molly Guthrey, Twin Cities, 4 Feb. 2024 The most prominent application is as an alternative to a green screen. Anna Wiener, The New Yorker, 15 Apr. 2024 Max is the platform that helps create the maps meteorologists point to in front of a green screen. Emilia David, The Verge, 11 Apr. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1983, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of green screen was in 1983

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“Green screen.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jun. 2024.

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