Green Screen Workshop Lessons

Tricia Fuglestad

View this movie to find inspiration for using green screen with your students for storytelling.

Explore more about my students' award-winning Fugleflick, Try Your Best
Try Your Best (full version)

SPIN INTO THE ART

(green screen, digital storytelling, video effect, illusion, relative size)


Students can create the illusion that they are jumping or spinning magically from the foreground into a painting. View this post to learn more.

SILHOUETTE BLENDS

(silhouette, figure-ground illusion, profile, symmetry, voice/audio, speaking, vocabulary, animation)


Re-create the silhouette blend videos first seen on Electric Company explained in this post.

BOOK COVER PHOTO SHOOT

(green screen, drama, body language, digital drawing, Dr. Seuss, digital drawing)


Students can pretend that they are posing for a book cover photo shoot using this lesson and book templates.

SNOW GLOBE EFFECT

(transparency, animation, green screen, snow globe)


Students can put themselves in a snow globe as they learn about layers, green screen, and transparency. See my post for a tutorial and resources.

SMALL AS A MOUSE

(relative size, green screen, digital layering, proportion, contour line drawing, A Nest for Celeste, point of view)


See my post for creative ways to explore relative size.

See my post for ways to connect with the book A Nest for Celeste by shrinking yourself to a mouse's point of view.

MOVING POSTCARDS

(layering, green screen, graphic design)


See my post to try this Harry Potter styled effect to create your own moving postcard with the Green Screen app by Do Ink.

MAGIC CARPET RIDE

(symmetry, pattern, perspective, green screen, imagination, world landmarks, paper cut animation)


Use my post to learn how to make a patterned carpet that you can magically fly over the wonders of the world like Aladdin. This post shows two approaches: Digital drawing over a digital animation and a paper cut stop-motion animation.

HAUNTED MASTERPIECES

(art history, transparency, layering, green screen effect, body language, storytelling, horror genre, fiction, creativity)


Students can combine art history, digital video effects, and creative writing as they haunt a masterpiece. See this post.

CLASS DANCE VIDEO

(dancing/movement, music, green screen effects, radial designs, layering video, collaboration)


Have your students contribute a couple seconds to a collaborative dance movie. See my post to find out how.

VIDEO CUSTOM HOLOGRAM

(hologram, pyramid, rotational symmetry, flipbook animation)


Customize a hologram video, make a pyramid template from a transparency, and haunt your classroom. View my post for template and tutorial.

LAYERED VIDEO SILHOUETTES

(silhouette, layer, relative size, exaggeration, storytelling, green screen FX)


See this post to learn how to turn a green screen video into a layered silhouette that interacts with an image (or video) to help students tell as story.

ME AND MY SHADOW

(Dance, music, visual art, transparency, silhouette, complementary colors, digital layering, and shadows)


View this post to learn how your students can dance with their shadows using the Green Screen app by DoInk.

BEDROOM AT ARLES

(Van Gogh, Perspective drawing, vanishing point, converging lines, expressionism, entering the artwork, green screen, drama)


Students make their bedroom using principals of perspective then enter their artwork using drama skills and the magic of green screen. See my post.

HOW TO BE KIND

(animation, green screen, student voice, character education)


Kindergarteners did a simple animation combined with a clip live footage in the green screen app where they shared how to be kind. See this post.

RIDE YOUR OWN DRAWING

(physical and digital collage and animation, horses, carousel, pattern, color balance)


See this post where 3rd graders learn to draw, paint, collage, and ultimately animate themselves riding a carousel horse.

DANCING SILHOUETTES

(dance, video, iTunes ad, video FX)


View this post to learn how to use the Green Screen app to create dancing silhouettes like the old iTunes ads and ideas for how to use this FX for storytelling.

KNUFFLEBUNNY PIGEONS

(digital and physical, literacy, classroom rules, technology)

This is an extension of project #114. See this post to watch a video of the book that inspired it and a gallery of examples.

ROTOSCOPE USING DOINK

(animation, rotoscope, video, green screen, storytelling)


See this post with examples and a tutorial for creating an individual rotoscope animation over video on the iPad using DoInk Animation App. See also lesson extension for Green Screen app.

WORD CLOUD SELF-PORTRAITS

Students create a word cloud display and layer themselves over it in a graphic design. See my post to learn how to create these on laptop and iPad.

RETRO TV EFFECT

(storytelling, video effect, retro commercial)


Students can use the green screen app on the iPad to create a retro-styled commercial message. See my post for directions and resources.

WHAT IS ART DIGITAL COLLAGE

(mixing primary colors, intro to art, abstract, drama, green screen FX)


Look at this mix of physical and digital introductory art lesson for kindergartners on this post with a video tutorial and clip from the movie, Daddy Daycare. Show them this Fugleflick first, I AM ART. I used this lesson to test Augmented Reality. See the results.

CROWN FOUNTAIN PUBLIC ART

See this post to learn a couple ways to enter Chicago's Crown fountain. View student examples here. See this postto try entering it with The Green Screen App by DoInk.

Use this post for an updated photo template.

INTERACT WITH YOUR ANIMATION

(animation, drama, storytelling, green screen FX)


Students can use the DoInk animation app and Green Screen app to combine live video with drawn animation. See this post for more details. Here are more ideas for this app. See Allow Us to Illustrate to view a Fugleflick featuring this technique.

INTERACT WITH ART

(green screen effects, art history, storytelling)


Learn how to create interactive art with your iPad with this post (includes tutorial).

MOVEMENT OVER MOVEMENT

(stop-motion animation, green screen over original art)


See the post of finished artwork and animations.

See the post about our stop-motion green screen animation stations. Download the green screen stop motion lesson from TpT here. See this movieexplaining the process.

See the updated version of the lesson here.

THE DIGITAL SCREAM

(art, storytelling, photography, drama, technology)
Blog post of resources
Students' painted examples
Students' digital examples
Spooky Scream video
Download your custom
photo booth-your face in the scream

Tip: Use the Superimpose app to eliminate the green screen. See my tutorial.

SURREAL HEALTHY CHOICES

(graphic design, healthy choices, surrealism)

Blog post with lesson resources and video
Students' digital spoofs of Son of Man
Students' painted Son of Man portraits

Supplement with Connect a Concept game where students use their social skills and knowledge of art concepts to make connections

Whirligig Jig

(whirligig, green screen, stop motion animation, layered effect)


The artist interacts with their whirligig cardboard creation in this green screen and stop motion layered video effect. Learn how here.

I'm Here- Empathy and Green Screen

(green screen, paper airplane, flying animation, empathy, friendship, literacy)


Students fly on their own paper airplane as the boy in the story, I'm Here, as they learn about friendship, animation, and green screen effects. Learn more from my post.

Tricia Fuglestad

NBCT K-5 Visual Art Teacher, PBS Teacher Innovation Award Winner 2010, Illinois Art Teacher of the Year 2011, Golden Apple Teacher of Distinction 2012, NAEA Western Region Elementary Art Teacher of the Year 2013, Jacobs Educator Award 2014, NAEA Art Education Technology Outstanding Service Award, 2016, ISTE Tech in Action Award, 2018