Halloween is a time for decoration – front lawns, interiors and even computer screens. Yes, spooky season 2020 is all about creating the perfect Halloween-themed Zoom video background. It's the simplest way to add a celebratory touch to conference calls or complete your costume for an online party celebrating #halloweenathome.
In this blog post, we'll take you through how to create a Halloween video backgrounds using our time-saving templates. Plus, we'll cover all of the steps you'll need to follow to to set it as your Zoom background.
How to make Halloween Zoom backgrounds
Step 1. Create an account
If you haven't already, sign up to Clipchamp for free, or log in.
Step 2. Create a video
Click the Create a video button, then select the 16:9 aspect ratio from the options that appear (this is the best fit for Zoom video backgrounds). From here, the editor will open automatically with your selected aspect ratio ready to go.
Step 3. Rename your video
Once you're in the editor, select Click to rename! in the top left corner. Add a memorable title to your Halloween Zoom video background.
Step 4. Select some Halloween stock
Click the Stock icon in the left-hand tool bar to search for stock video. You'll spot our Halloween at Home collection on the first page (no need to search!). Select your favourite Halloween stock videos by hitting its + icon and head back to the editor to find them in your Media Library.
Step 5. Customise your Zoom video background
Drag and drop your favourite stock video the timeline to get started. Then, explore what our free online video editor has to offer. You can apply filters, adjust colours, add motion text and more!
Step 6. Export the finished Zoom video background
Once you're happy with your Halloween Zoom video background, click Export in the top right corner then choose your export video quality. We recommend using 1080p for the best quality. Click Continue when you have selected the export settings. Click Save to save your Zoom video background to your computer.
Step 7. Log in to your Zoom account
Open the Zoom app on your computer and enter your details to log in.
Step 8. Customise your Zoom video preferences
Once logged in, click the Settings icon in the top right corner of your home screen to open settings. Once the tab opens, click Virtual Background in the left toolbar.
Step 9. Add your Zoom video background
Click the + symbol above Zoom’s virtual background options, then select Add Video. Search your computer for the Halloween Zoom video background you saved earlier and once you’ve selected it, click Open. Your background will automatically change to your Halloween Zoom video background.
Have a Happy Halloween
So that's it! How to make Halloween Zoom backgrounds, explained. While things may look a little different this year, we hope you enjoy celebrating #halloweenathome. Enjoy creating spooky video backgrounds to match your costumes with Clipchamp.