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How to make a green screen meme

Updated February 21, 2023

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Whether you're creating a social media meme for customers, friends, or colleagues to share and enjoy, take them to the next level with Clipchamp green screen feature. All you have to do is remove the background of a viral meme, GIF, or sticker, add meme text, then share it directly from the editor.

Read on to explore what are green screen memes and how to make a meme with Clipchamp 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 brands promoting a sale through catchy memes to creators sharing funny cat videos, there's a meme for almost any genre. Just remember to consider the current trends, relatability, and timing if you want to go viral.  

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 stock background clip to the timeline

Click on the content library tab on the toolbar, then click on the drop-down arrow and click backgrounds.

An image of a user searching for stock video backgrounds.

Once you have chosen your stock video, drag and drop your video background onto the timeline.

An image of a user adding a video to the timeline.

Step 2. Select a green screen stock video 

Click on the content library tab on the toolbar. Look through the green screen stock videos by filtering using the keyword search bar. Type in keywords like 'green screen'. Click on the videos category to scroll through the green screen video options.

Drag and drop the green screen asset onto the timeline above your video background.

An image of a user adding a green screen stock video to the timeline.

If your green screen video is longer than the background clip, just use the trim feature. Drag the green handle to the left of your timeline to trim your asset.

An image of a user trimming the green screen video on the timeline.

Step 3. Apply the green screen filter 

Click on the top video clip on your timeline, so it’s highlighted green. Then, click on the effects tab on the property panel, and click on the green screen effect option.

An image of a user applying the green screen filter.

Here, you'll be able to edit the screen threshold using the slider, and edit the screen color to green, blue, or red. If your green screen is red or blue, click on the red or blue options.

An image of a user editing the green screen threshold with the slider.

Step 4. Add meme text

Click on the text tab on the toolbar. Drag and drop the meme title onto the timeline above your video assets.

An image of a user adding the meme text.

To personalize your title, click on the text tab on the property panel. Here, you can edit what your text reads, the font, and stroke size. The property panel will also let you edit your meme text color, position, appearance, and more.

An image of a user customizing the meme text.

Step 5. Export your meme video 

Before saving your new video, make sure to preview by clicking on the play button. When you’re ready to save, click on the export button and select a video resolution. We recommend saving all videos in 1080p video resolution for the best quality. Paid subscribers can save in 4K video resolution.  

An image of a user saving their meme video.

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.

With the help of our how-to guide, you should now be able to create your very own viral green screen memes with Clipchamp free online video editor. If you want to learn how to trim your green screen meme, check out our blog

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