Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The technique of photographing or filming an actor or object against a green monochrome backdrop, and replacing the backdrop with material from a different image using a color filter.
  • noun The green monochrome backdrop used in this technique.

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  • noun film The alternate version of bluescreen, having the background green instead of blue.
  • noun The display of an IBM 3270 or similar monochrome monitor.

Etymologies

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green +‎ screen

Examples

  • A greenscreen is a method of bringing together two images where one image is removed thus revealing a different image behind it.

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  • During a break between setups, Matthew Libatique, ASC points to the top of the greenscreen, which is lined with 20Ks and PRG Bad Boys, "the punchiest mover we could get," he says.

    Comic Book Movie

  • One thing they didn't cover in the presentation that I discovered later was the "greenscreen" effect function, similar to more professional setups, where footage is added in the background behind a couple of people chatting, for instance.

    Macworld: A closer look at the new iLife

  • One thing they didn't cover in the presentation that I discovered later was the "greenscreen" effect function, similar to more professional setups, where footage is added in the background behind a couple of people chatting, for instance.

    Macworld: A closer look at the new iLife

  • Then he was due in an L.A. studio to greenscreen his lip-synch for the video -- but wound up driving in circles, too 'altered' to make the scene.

    Michael Sigman: The Adventures of Ozzy and Sanity

  • Then he was due in an L.A. studio to greenscreen his lip-synch for the video -- but wound up driving in circles, too 'altered' to make the scene.

    Michael Sigman: The Adventures of Ozzy and Sanity

  • The glow of the greenscreen on Murdocks shirt is really great ...!

    The A-Team Movie Trailer #2 | /Film

  • Then he was due in an L.A. studio to greenscreen his lip-synch for the video -- but wound up driving in circles, too 'altered' to make the scene.

    Michael Sigman: The Adventures of Ozzy and Sanity

  • After they said 'where is Ricardito' and then it cut to him riding on a horse with long hair and a greenscreen background, I said fuckkk this ..

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  • Then he was due in an L.A. studio to greenscreen his lip-synch for the video -- but wound up driving in circles, too 'altered' to make the scene.

    Michael Sigman: The Adventures of Ozzy and Sanity

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