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How to make a green screen meme

Updated August 10, 2022
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If you want to stand out from the infinite number of memes online, create a green screen meme! Put a unique twist on social media memes for your customers, friends, and colleagues to enjoy. All you have to do is remove the background of a viral meme or create your very own meme, add meme text, then share it. 

Read on to explore what are green screen memes and how to make a meme with Clipchamp’s free online video editor

What is a green screen meme?

Green screen memes let creators remove the background of a viral meme or a video and replace it with their own video or image. The green screen effect gives a unique twist to the original meme. You can add meme text and save your green screen meme as a GIF.

Green screen meme ideas for businesses and creators

Green screen memes are taking over the internet. From funny cat memes to a viral Italian man pinching salt, there’s a funny meme for almost every genre. But when creating memes, make sure to consider current trends, relatability, and timing if you want to go viral.  

Let’s take a look at some trending memes for businesses and creators can make in just a few minutes.

Confused math lady meme 

The confused math lady meme is one of the most viral memes on the internet. It’s highly relatable to most, timeless, and can apply to any situation.

Michael Rosen’s ‘noice’ meme

English author Michael Rosen went viral in 2014 from a meme video saying the word ‘noice’. The meme has over 27 million views on YouTube and is still a trending meme today. 

Think about it meme

BBC Three YouTube channel uploaded a mini-documentary capturing this funny moment. It wasn’t long before this humorous moment became a viral meme on social media.

Kombucha girl meme

TikTok creator, Brittany Broski, reviewed a kombucha and uploaded her video to TikTok. The relatable review walked through the stages of emotions, trying a new flavor, and becoming a meme sensation overnight.

How to make green screen memes for free

Go to Clipchamp’s free online video editor to create a green screen meme. Either create a new video or select one of our ready-to-use meme templates.

Step 1. Add your background clip to the timeline

First, you will need to upload the background video or image you would like to use on your meme. Click on the + button to upload your media. Drag and drop files from your computer, or click on the Browse files button. You can also upload footage using our integrations or from your smartphone.

Your video file will appear in the Your media tab. Drag and drop the video onto the timeline. 


If you want to use stock footage, click on the Stock video tab on the left sidebar. Drag and drop your stock video onto the timeline.

Step 2. Add a green screen video 

Click on the Stock video tab on the left sidebar. Scroll down to the green screen category and search through our stock footage. You can also click on the Graphics tab and select a green screen GIPHY. Drag and drop a green screen stock video onto the timeline.

Step 3. Apply the Green Screen Filter 

Click on the top video clip, so it’s highlighted green. Editing features will appear above the video preview window. Click on Filters, then click on the Green screen filter. The green video background will be automatically removed and replaced with the video that’s below it on the timeline. Add a green screen to meme videos just by applying the green screen filter.

Step 4. Add meme text

Click on the Text tab on the left sidebar. Drag and drop the Meme text onto the timeline.

To edit the text, click on the Text tab above the video preview. Type in your personalized text in the text box. Use the Transform tab to edit the size of your text and the Colors tab to edit the color.

Step 5. Export your meme video 

Click on the Export button at the top right corner of your screen to save your meme. Click on either 480p, 720p, or 1080p video resolution, or save your green screen meme as a 15-second GIF. We recommend selecting 1080p for all YouTube uploads or saving it as a GIF if you want your meme to play on repeat. Save your video to your computer, or share it directly on YouTube with Clipchamp’s integration.

Frequently asked questions

Is Clipchamp green screen video editor free?

Yes. All free users can access a limited selection of green screen stock footage and templates, but all users can save in 1080p video resolution. Access all green screen stock and templates by upgrading your account.

How do I download a YouTube video to use in my meme?

The easiest way to legally download YouTube videos is by signing up for YouTube Premium. If you want to find out how to download YouTube videos for free, check out our how-to blog

Where can I share my green screen memes?

Share your meme videos directly from Clipchamp to Google Drive, TikTok, OneDrive, Dropbox, Pinterest, Box, and LinkedIn. If you have saved your meme video to your desktop or smartphone, share it to social media platforms like Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter, or even on your blogs, website, and business social media accounts.

Create and share a green screen meme in no time

With the help of our how-to guide, you should now be able to create your very own green screen memes. And they might even go viral. If you want to learn how to trim your green screen meme, check out our blog

Ready to start creating? Head over to Clipchamp’s free online video editor.

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