Video Editing

How to Make Halloween Zoom Backgrounds

Clipchamp is a free online video editorTry for free
Share this post
How to Make Halloween Zoom Backgrounds

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 1. Get started by creating a Clipchamp Create account

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. You can create a Halloween video with our templates, like this one.

Step 2. Create a video

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 3. Rename your video

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 4. Select some Halloween stock

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 5. Customise your Zoom video background

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 6. Export the finished Zoom video background

Step 7. Log in to your Zoom account

Open the Zoom app on your computer and enter your details to log in.

Step 7. Log in to your Zoom account

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 8. Customise your Zoom video preferences

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.

Step 9. Add your 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 Halloween video backgrounds to match your costumes with Clipchamp.

Have a Happy Halloween

Need more info?

It’s now simpler than ever to import and edit Zoom recordings with Clipchamp. Check out our integration blog to learn more.

More from the Clipchamp blog

How video captions can grow your channel and brand

June 8, 2021
This blog is authored by String Nguyen, a Clipchamp video champion. There’s no question…

5 Genius ways to repurpose content and multiply your reach

June 6, 2021
The average social media post has a short shelf life and this means sometimes the…

Save your money Ryan Reynolds! Use Clipchamp's online video editor instead.

May 31, 2021
Hey Ryan Reynolds, you can create the same professional video ad without the expensive…

Start creating free videos with Clipchamp