There were a lot of thoughtful comments on the the video about making moving backgrounds a couple of weeks ago, so I decided to make a part 2, and tried to incorporate all the comments from this blog and on YouTube.

By the way, here’s part 1 if you’re still looking for it.

I mean, wow. Listen, don’t feel bad if you can only do half these things. Even one of them could make a big difference and none of them are difficult at all.

I think you will learn an awful lot about the additional things you can do to make your moving backgrounds even more realistic by the way you shoot and edit, the only cost being a little extra pre-planning time.

But remember, this is an intermediate lesson, so don’t try this without a basic grounding in how we do screen screen for small rooms, which you can get here.

Otherwise, enjoy!

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    10 replies to "Getting That Awesome Moving Background Pt. 2"

    • David Graeme-Baker

      Another excellent video Steven.
      Many years ago I made current affairs/documentary films for the BBC as producer/director and now I am making small promotional videos for my stills photography clients but now I am cameraman and lighting director too …and I’m still learning, Thanks to you I’m adding a little bit more polish to the results.

      • Steven Washer

        The learning never stops, does it, David? Keeps one young!

    • Jay Creighton


      This is a really helpful video! I watched Part 1 of this series (The Simplest Way to Get Higher Quality Green Screen Video, October 16, 2022) and read the comments on which you based this video. Wonderful work! I especially liked the way you SHOWED the viewer how to effectuate the changes you were speaking of in the video. Thank you for creating this video.

      Jay Creighton

      • Steven Washer

        Thanks, Jay! I’m glad it all worked out. I found those comments quite helpful!

    • Bruce E Brodowski

      Where is part one?

    • Mark

      Hi Steven, I love that you responded to people’s comments and made another video. That’s a perfect example of your engagement, and also rewarding other people for engaging with you by acknowledging and using their suggestions. Fantastic!

      • Steven Washer

        I should have used their names, but I didn’t have time to ask 🙁

    • Mike Wilson

      Thank you Steven,
      I set up a “small room studio” with green screen using your technique and I’m very happy with the results. I got the best “key” I’ve ever gotten and I love that it’s repeatable. In the past, each of my setups were slightly different which produced inconsistent results. Im in the process of building a 16×24 studio which will be a game changer for my training videos. I look forward to using the “moving background” techniques you show here. Thank you once again.

      • Steven Washer

        Nice to hear that your results are so good you’re moving up to even greater ones!

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