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How to make a green screen meme easily

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Memes have taken over social media by storm, receiving millions of views everyday. From crazy cats to an Italian man pinching salt, there’s a meme for absolutely everything. But how do you create a meme that will stand out from all the rest? Green screen memes are the answer. Content creators are now able to add their own background to a meme in our online video editor. 

This blog will teach you how to create a green screen meme using Clipchamp's green screen video editor.

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How to make a green screen meme

Memes are the essence of social media. They’re funny, entertaining and easy to consume. They’re also the new way of marketing, much preferred by small businesses due to their inexpensive cost. 

Create a green screen meme for your small or large business and attract the attention of potential customers, or just create one for fun. The options are limitless. If you want to create a meme without a green screen, head over to our meme video tutorial

Looking for meme video ideas? We've found everything you need to know about viral memes and meme trends.

Step 1. Create an account

To create a green screen meme, you will need to log in to your existing Clipchamp account, or sign up for free. 

Step 1. Create an account

Step 2. Create a new video

To start creating your green screen meme, click on + Create a Video button. The editor will automatically open. You can change the aspect ratio of your video on the right sidebar. Choose between 6 different video sizes. We have chosen widescreen 16:9. You can customize your video name by clicking on the rename video button. 

Step 2. Create a new video

Step 3. Select meme footage

Firstly, head over to the Stock tab on the left sidebar. Scroll through our stock footage to find the perfect background for your green screen meme. You can search a specific key word in the search bar. Click on the green + plus symbol to add the clip to your timeline. 

Next, add your green screen footage. We have chosen to use a GIF. Click on Graphics on the left sidebar. Under GIFS, search “green screen”. All the GIFs that are green screen filter compatible will appear. Click on the green + symbol again to add to your timeline.

NOTE: you can only remove the background of GIFs and video footage that has a green screen background. 

Step 3. Select meme footage

Step 4. Rearrange clips

To make the green screen filter work, you will need to place your timeline clips above one another. To do this, drag and drop the green screen clip above the background clip on your timeline. 

Then, cut the clip lengths and make them the same duration by sliding the right green sidebar.

Step 4. Rearrange clips

Step 5. Apply green screen filter 

To remove the green screen background, click on your green screen clip so its highlighted green. Click on the Filters tab, then click the Green screen filter. The green screen filter will then be applied to your clip and the green background will be removed.

NOTE: you can only remove the background of GIFs and video footage that has a green screen background. 

Step 5. Apply green screen filter

Step 6. Save and share your new green screen GIF

To save your green screen meme, click on the purple → Export button at the top right corner of the editor. You can save your green screen meme as a MP4 video, but we have chosen to save it as a GIF. Click on the GIF tab, then click Continue.

Your green screen GIF will automatically start saving. You can save to your desktop, or choose one of our saving options. Directly upload to Box, Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive and Pinterest. 

Step 6. Save and share your new green screen GIF

And there you have it.

Create a green screen meme easily today

Now you can create your own green screen meme GIFs and videos in no time at all.

Easily share your green screen meme videos on social media and share the laughs around.

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Memes are fun to create, so don’t take it too seriously. You never know, your humorous meme might just go viral! 

Looking to learn more about what is a green screen, blue screen or what is chroma key? Check out our what is chroma key.

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Written by Christie Passaris on September 13, 2021
About the Author

Christie Passaris is a freelance writer by day, and fashion designer by night. While she enjoys creating iconic looks and teaching others about Clipchamp's latest features, her true love is for her dog, Billy the Beagle.

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