Best Green Screens for Online ESL Teachers in 2021

Best Green Screen For Online Esl Teachers
As an online ESL teacher, you may be looking for ways to bring more fun and creativity into your virtual classroom. One of the easiest and most popular ways is to set up a green screen. In this post, we take a look at the best green screens for online ESL teachers.

Liven Up Your Online Lessons with these Top Green Screens
for Online ESL Teachers

Green screening was one of the movie industry’s best kept secrets for years. With current technology, anyone can easily set up a green screen and take advantage of the benefits of using them in the online classroom. Since everyone has different types of online classroom setups and lifestyles, we’re going to look at the best green screens for online ESL teachers through some of the more common contexts.

Best Green Screen Kits for Online ESL Teachers

The majority of online ESL teachers will be working from home. For those who have a spare room or home office where they set up their online classrooms, green screen kits are a quick, all-in-one solution. Green screen kits typically include a green screen cloth, lighting kits with umbrellas, and stand. They may also include a carry bag for portability, though the bag is more for transporting your kit by car than for air travel.

Green screen kit prices range between $40 – $300, but most online ESL teachers can get a decent complete kit between $70 and $80. Here are the best green screen kits for online ESL teachers.

  • This kit includes: (1)x Backdrop Stand Support System丨(1)x 6 x 9 ft Muslin Pure Cotton Green Screen Chromakey Backdrop Background丨(2)x 4.5 inch Heavy Duty Spring Backdrop Clamps丨(2)x 7 ft Photography Light Stand丨(2)x Lamp Holder丨(2)x White Umbrella丨(2)x 45W Studio Light Bulbs丨(1)x Carry Bag
  • Green Chromakey Muslin Backdrop Background Screen Kit, Ideal for Portraits & Object Product Shooting
  • 8.5ft x 10ft Background Support System + 6ft x 9ft Photography Backdrop + Backdrop Clamps: Quick and easy set up a backdrop kit, very suitable for heavy duty work, use with the clamps, can be prevented background slippage, the backdrop is seamless and weaving surface, crimped along the edge to prevent tears
  • 7ft Photography Light Stand + Single Head Photo Lighting Lamp Holder: Height adjust from 26.8’’ to 75’’. Max load capacity 13.5 lbs. Set up easily in a matter of seconds, perfect connection lamp holder and softbox. Single Head Photo Lighting Lamp Holder with E26/E27 Base, add bulbs and umbrellas
  • 33'' Photo Umbrella Reflector: Works well to diffuse the light from bulb, reflects and spreads light stream evenly,eliminates glare and spots丨45W Daylight 5500K Fluorescent Bulbs: Accurate Color Rendering Index (CRI): 80~85. Temperature: 5500K. No noise and no flicker. Average lifetime is 8,000 Hours
  • 🏝️【 2 in 1 Creative Idea】:The innovative concept of green screen backdrop with stand, making it more convenient to use the green screen kit. Aluminum alloy stand and soft green backdrop make the green screen kit with stand more durable.
  • ✈️【Portable & Set-up Fast】:Ultra-portable stand, only about 1kg, and can be easily picked up with one hand, which is easy to carry and store. The creative T-shape stand with one shaft is very easy to set up in only 2 minutes.
  • 🎖️【Quality Green Screen】:The completely uniform greenness green screen backdrop is perfect for chromakey. Machine washable, ironable, easy to clean, foldable, easy to store and carry.
  • 🔰【Practical T-shaped Tripod】:Features adjustable telescoping mechanism for raising and lowering the stand as desired,adjustable height is from 2.3 ft to 6.7 ft.Completely folded tripod does not take up space, is easily stored.
  • 💟【Wide Application】:No matter you are a vlogger, photographer, YouTuber, streaming video maker, if you want backgrounds to be much fun or protect your privacy, you need to use a green screen suit.
  • 【PACKAGE】1 x 6.5ft*9.8ft/ 2*3m Background Stand, 4 x 6.5ft/ 2mLight Stand, 3 x Single Head Light, 4 x 85W Light Bulbs, 4 x 33" Umbrellas (2 in White, 1 in Golden Black,1 in Silver Black), 2 x Softboxes, 3 x 5.2ft*9.8ft/ 1.6m*3m Background(Black, White, Green), 6 x Fish Mouth Clips( Black ), 1 x 23in/ 60cm 5 in 1 Reflector, 1 x Carry Bag
  • 【 4 x 33" White Soft Light Umbrellas + 85W energy-saving bulbs】The golden black umbrella can prevent light reflection when shooting. The silver black umbrella can maximize the spread of light for the best shooting effect. The white umbrella reflects and emits light. The upgraded energy-saving bulb has a longer life and is more energy-efficient.
  • 【2x 20''x 28''/ 50x70cm Soft boxes】The continuous lighting softbox light can provide uniform lighting when shooting. Lengthened socket cable can be directly connected to bulb, fluorescent lamp, and flash lamp directly to provide lighting. Softboxes are very suitable for studio photography, advertising products, photography art, portrait shooting. It's a professional photography lighting and backdrop kit.
  • 【5.2ft x 9.8ft/1.6m x 3m Background】The Chromakey green screen background is made of upgraded polyester. The green screen surface (white, black, green) can help absorb light and eliminate reflections. Can be washed and ironed.
  • 【8.5 x 10 ft /2x3m Upgraded Backdrops Stand Support System】The width (5 ft.–10 ft.) & height (2.3 ft.–6.6 ft.) detachable crossbar allows you to control the height and width to meet your shooting requirement. The background stand is made of aluminum alloy, strong and durable. The three-leg bracket design is more safe and stable. even if it is used outdoors, it is stable and does not shake.

Best Collapsible Green Screen Backdrops for Online ESL Teachers

If you teach online in your home with limited space, then your best option is to get a collapsible green screen backdrop. The clear advantage of collapsible backdrops is that they can be quickly opened and closed, don’t require assembling or fudging around with separate stands, and can be stored away in a closet or in the basement when you’re not using it.

The disadvantages of collapsible green screen backdrops is that they are more expensive than full-on kits, and don’t include lighting sets. So, you will need to spend extra on lighting, and for this we recommend LED lamps for illuminating your workspace and backdrop.

  • Instant immersion: Wrinkle-resistant Green screen optimized for Camera Chroma keying
  • Ultra-quick deployment: Set up and pack up in seconds; Material: 100% Polyester
  • A rocksteady solution optimized for camera chroma keying, Green Screen sets the stage for truly immersive broadcasting in a matter of seconds
  • Transport subjects anywhere in a moment
  • Pop-up tech: Lift and let the Pneumatic X-frame automatically lock the screen in place
  • Concealable design: Retract into the hard case and stash out of sight
  • Dimensions: 1480 x 1800 millilitre / 58.27 x 70.87 inch (screen); 1645 x 105 x 115 millilitre/ 64.76 x 4.13 x 4.53 inch (retracted)
  • [Pro Level Chroma Key Screen]: This green screen is ideal for camera chroma keying, you can easily knock out the background and put whatever background for your needs.
  • [Wrinkle Resistant]: The collapsible design ensures the green screen is free from wrinkles, dust or defects, allowing for super easy chroma keying.
  • [3 Second Set Up]: Position the legs, open it up, then lift the handle to a suitable height, and let the pneumatic x-frame automatically lock your canvas in place.
  • [Multiple Scenarios Usage]: Use this green screen indoors for Youtube videos, virtual studio, interviews, music videos or live game at twitch. Makes streaming much easier and fun!
  • [Save Your Space]: Simply push it back down into the hard case, and it can fold up small enough to put underneath anyone's bed or couch. in a closet, or wherever so it's out of the way. Dimensions: 61.02 x 72.44 inch (open)/ 3.94 x 4.72 x 61.02 inch (retracted)
  • PACKAGE CONTENTS: (1)5x6.5ft/ 150x200cm Blue & Green collapsible backdrop, (1)carry bag
  • IDEAL FOR: YouTube tutorials & livestream videos, interviews, corporate headshots, portraits, product photography, passport photos
  • COMPACT & PORTABLE: The quick pop up design makes for fast & easy set up on location. When folded down it is a compact 24.8 inches/63 centimeters disc that can be stored in carrying bag conveniently.
  • DURABLE CONSTRUCTION: Durable steel frame sewn into the fabric. The steel spring frame pops open the backdrop in seconds and helps maintain its shape. 【Safety Note: As the frame features high elastic, please be careful when taking it out from storage bag or when folding it! Please hold the frame firmly and expand it slowly!】
  • APPLY EVERYWHERE: You can hang this background from a tripod stand or a hook via the circle fitted on the top. You can also lean it against a wall or door on its frame to provide a background pretty much anywhere. Suitable for both indoor and outdoor use

Best Portable Green Screen Backdrops for Online ESL Teachers

Online ESL teachers who frequently travel will best meet their needs with a portable green screen backdrop. Portable green screen backdrops are different to collapsible green screen backdrops in that they can fit in a suitcase, making them the ideal option for online ESL teachers on the road. In addition to their portability, they are also more affordable than the full-on green screen kits and collapsible green screen backdrops. Due to their frame, they also don’t wrinkle easily, which is great because we want to avoid wrinkles in the green screen for best background results.

One major downside of portable green screens is that due to their compact size, you have to position them more precisely to fully cover your background. As well, while they are compact, they are sometimes a bit cumbersome to fold. Finally, if you are an online ESL teacher who likes to teach while standing, then this type of green screen backdrop is probably not the right item for you.

As with collapsible green screens, you’ll need to purchase your lighting set separately, and for portability, LED lights work best.

  • Kit Includs: (1)5'x7'/150x200cm Collapsible Pop-up Blue/Green Backdrop Panel; (1)239.4-102.4 in /100-260cm Support Stand; (1)Backdrop Clip; (1)Carrying Bag; Note: carrying bag is ONLY for backdrop and it can NOT hold the light stand.
  • Durable and Foldable Pop-up Design: Durable steel frame sewn into the fabric so it will still hold its shape with no creases. The steel spring frame pops open the backdrop in seconds and helps maintain its shape to ensures fabric stays tight. The support stand is made of aluminum alloy to provide exceptional strength for heavy duty work
  • Lightweight and Easy to Carry: The backdrop panel is easily portable. It can be folded down to be compact 2.1x2.1x0.1 feet/ 65x65x3 centimeters. Easy for storage or carry. The support stand can be extended up to 102.4 inches /260 centimeters
  • Strong Backdrop Clip: Made from metal and plastic, easy to hold the backdrop without an assistant. Just attach the panel to the support stand through the backdrop clip
  • Wide Use: Ideal for YouTube tutorials and live videos, interviews, portraits, product photography, passport photos and etc. Say goodbye to the problems of carrying single green backdrop or single blue backdrop. With the included support stand and backdrop clip, no need to specially find a place to hang it. Or you can lean it against a wall or door on its frame to provide a backdrop pretty much anywhere
  • PACKAGE CONTENTS: (1)5x6.5ft/ 150x200cm Blue & Green collapsible backdrop, (1)carry bag
  • IDEAL FOR: YouTube tutorials & livestream videos, interviews, corporate headshots, portraits, product photography, passport photos
  • COMPACT & PORTABLE: The quick pop up design makes for fast & easy set up on location. When folded down it is a compact 24.8 inches/63 centimeters disc that can be stored in carrying bag conveniently.
  • DURABLE CONSTRUCTION: Durable steel frame sewn into the fabric. The steel spring frame pops open the backdrop in seconds and helps maintain its shape. 【Safety Note: As the frame features high elastic, please be careful when taking it out from storage bag or when folding it! Please hold the frame firmly and expand it slowly!】
  • APPLY EVERYWHERE: You can hang this background from a tripod stand or a hook via the circle fitted on the top. You can also lean it against a wall or door on its frame to provide a background pretty much anywhere. Suitable for both indoor and outdoor use
  • 💙 [Collapsible Photo Background Panel] - 2-in-1 100x150 cm 3.3x5 ft double-sided background board foldable non-reflective preferred for studio photography, outside shooting, let you become a successful natural light photographer
  • 💚 [2 in 1 Chroma-key Blue-Green Screen Feature] - One background paper has two colors, chromakey blue on one side and chromakey green on other to meet your different shooting needs. Excellent background for poster or magazine shooting, as well as daily life records, sharing beautiful pictures to your personal channel.
  • 💙 [Portable Foldable Green Screen Backdrop] - Collapsible background panel comes in a carry bag for easy keeping & storage. Also keeps it wrinkle-free and flat as it should be, easy and convenient to carry and bring to on location shoot, including a carrying bag with zipper. Stains or droplets can be easily wiped.
  • 💚 [Foldable Background Board Excellent Material] - Our backdrops panel are made of high quality material, it is durable and sturdy for you to use with excellent durability and portability, you can do fashion shots, video filming when the studio space is limited, also can pack them all up as a travel set. It is easy to collect all the accessories and can be taken outside conveniently.
  • 💙 [Easy to set up] - set up reversible backgrounds in seconds for quick, simple shoots, YouTube Video photography or Live streaming, high quality super thick muslin material can reduce light reflection, get better quality picture, perfect for ideal applications and films, etc.

Best Green Screen Paint for Online ESL Teachers

Though not for everyone, some online ESL teachers prefer not to mess about with positioning the green screen backdrop. If you have enough space and a wall you can paint, green screen paint is an excellent option. Even if you would rather not paint your wall green, you can get a wooden board, drywall or a thick sheet of cardboard to paint over. The great thing about green screen paint is that you don’t have to worry about creases and folds, kicking or tripping over the green screen stand, or messing about positioning it. You just paint the wall, or lean the board against the wall, and you’re good to go.

Of course, painting a color across a wall or board means you will need to know how to paint, and to make sure the paint is consistently applied. You may also need to apply a few coats to the wall or board.

  • Same color as a Green Screen
  • Specially Formulated for Video & Photo Production
  • Water-Based Latex Paint with Low reflectivity
  • Made in the USA
  • Dries in 60 mins
  • Same color as a Green Screen
  • Specially Formulated for Video & Photo Production
  • Water-Based Latex Paint
  • Low reflectivity for high resolution keying
  • Dries in 60 mins / Made in the USA
  • Same color as a Green Screen
  • NEW FOR 2020: Specially Formulated for HD Video & Photo Production
  • Includes Primer : HD 8K Primer gives Better Quality & Longer Lasting
  • Water-Based Latex Paint with Ultra Low reflectivity
  • Dries in 1 hour - Made in the USA

Factors to Consider when Choosing a Green Screen

Color

The color of your green screen is crucial, because that will have the biggest impact on your green screening results. Green is the desired color because it doesn’t match any skin tone or hair color, so it is easy to isolate and delete. You will notice other color varieties available such as blue, black, and white. These are more useful for photography, especially for family portraits and passport photos, to give a clean, consistent background. A blue screen might also be used in situations where actors must wear green apparel for a movie or other videography, in which case, the color blue can be deleted to retain the actors’ green outfit. We want the green screen because we can replace the green color of the backdrop with an image or video using software with chroma key capability such as ManyCam.

Non-reflectiveness and Consistency

The ideal textile for your green screen is a green muslin cloth, because it is not very reflective, easy to iron, and does not wrinkle too easily. Other options are to use a wooden board, cardboard, or a wall, and paint it green. Either way, you want to ensure that the color and non-reflectiveness of the cloth or board is consistent, so there is no green screen bleed.

If you are using a cloth for your green screen, you need to be sure that the cloth is attached tensely to the frame so that there are no folds or creases in your backdrop.

Size (Length and Width)

You will need to determine the length and width you need your greens screen to be, based on your work space and whether you will be sitting or standing. It’s best to measure the space around your workstation to make sure your green screen can cover your background completely. We recommend measuring the length and height of your work area with you sitting or standing before buying a green screen.

Lighting

While a green background is essential for high quality green screening, lighting is vital to your success with it. We have a complete article about the best LED lamps to use for online ESL teaching, and choosing good lighting is a combination of the brightness of your workspace (natural and artificial lighting), and positioning of the lights to achieve a consistent green screen background with no bleed.

Adil Vellani
Adil Vellani
Born and raised in Toronto, Canada, Adil Vellani is the co-founder of ESL Job Exchange. With more than 20 years of international experience in both the education and corporate sectors, Adil is devoted to sharing his knowledge and experience to help individuals and organizations connect and make a massive impact in the lives of ESL learners across the globe. Adil also lectures at the Sino-European Institute of Aviation Engineering, where he teaches aviation engineering students in an international degree program.
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