I understand how to use adobe better. I now feel comfortable with editing for future projects. - Josh Pileggi, sophomore

Students in the Introduction to Filmmaking course embarked on a Green Screen Demo project this quarter. The Communication Arts Department Chair and course instructor, Ms. Nicole Smith, teaches her students skills that empowered them to unleash their creativity. After using the green screen in one of Rockhurst maker space areas, students use Adobe Premeire Pro to create their demos. Students learned skills like converting files to .mp4s and how to actually key a green screen.

Each student group decided on a background with an appropriate action. Their video had a time limit of 30 seconds. The purpose of this assignment was to provide the students the option of using a green screen in future projects. The student group’s team logo also had to be included.

What skills did you learn/improve during the green screen demo learning activity?

I learned how to use a green screen and how we can make cool settings and backgrounds to our film. - Max Miroslaw, junior
I learned how to add special effects to a movie. - Landon Tolbert, freshman
I had no knowledge at all on green screening before the demo. Now, I could create a green screen video easily from memory. - Liam O’Keefe, sophomore

Green Screen Demo from Aidan Pittman on Vimeo.

A class favorite, introverted Rockhurst students come alive through their Green Screen Demo project.

What did you enjoy most about the green screen demo learning activity?

Filming the film and then being able to put in any image and make it look realistic was really fun to see and do. - Andrew Hathaway, junior
I enjoyed making the video funny and the creative side of it. It was by far the most fun project by far. - Noah Schmitz, junior
Having the freedom to choose what we want to do in the video and what background we wanted. - Grant Peters, junior
What I enjoyed most about the green screen project was filming and editing with my friends. - Sam Boers, junior

Rose Theater PSA from Aidan Pittman on Vimeo.

The above public service announcement proceeded each production of the theater department's play, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.