Chroma key

  /  Chroma key

This course will introduce students to the Chroma Key technique. Chroma Key (Bluescreen / Green screen) is the technique of layering images to create a single, finished image. This editing technique is used to create a range of special effects and is also referred to as blue or green screen, since a blue or green screen is used as a background, allowing the editor to overlay the desired image in the background. In this course students will learn about colors and lighting in Chroma Key as well as editing in Chroma Key using Adobe After Effects and Adobe Premiere.


This is a single course and by itself does not lead to any career path

  • Grade 12 graduate or mature student status (British Columbia 19 years or older)
  • Meet minimum English language proficiency requirements.

Upon completion of this program the successful student will have reliably demonstrated the ability to

  • Understand chroma keying as a special effects / post-production technique for layering two images
  • Create proper background and foreground lighting on a green screen / chroma key set.
  • understand correction filters
  • Create the chroma key layering in digital video editing software

Assessment will consist of quizzes, exams, and assignments.

Students must pass the course with at least 60%.

Total instructional hours 40
Total Co-op hours 0
Total program hours 40
Total program length (weeks) 2

☒ In-class instruction

☒ Distance education

☒ Combined delivery (both in-class and distance)

Not all courses may have textbooks. Textbooks are listed on the course outline. Textbooks may not be available through the college.

  • Successful completion of the course.

For proof of English Language Proficiency please refer the Student Handbook.

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