All posts by jessicagmarshall

Green Screen App

The Green Screen app by Do Ink is $2.99 and is useful in creating video works. This application helped me to successfully complete my first assignment in Special Topics. With this app I was able to layer two videos over each other to create a new work. I created a video based off of the idea of commuting to work, using other apps such as iMovie, Videon, and Video Fx Live. I then used the same apps to edit a video of myself dancing from the waist up. Then, using the Green Screen app, I was able to layer the two videos together (my project can be seen here: I found this app to be a bit more difficult to use because the layering takes some playing with. One has to find the correct color to blend the two videos together. This app can also be used if you video in front of an actual green screen. I would recommend this for video editing only if you have the time to really delve into the app.

Video Fx Live

Video Fx live is a free app with additional in-app purchases as needed. I found it useful to make two in-app purchases: “Video Import Kit” and “Stupendous Re-Effectinator.” Without these two purchases, one can use the free app to record videos using various free effects, such as adjusting speed, transitions, and view of the image. With the use of the additional two apps, you can import videos you already have on your iPad and then add effects to them post-shot. This app was very helpful in creating the background video for the duet I did. We were able to add an effect to tile the video multiple times, which assisted with the image quality when projecting on a large screen. I would recommend this app with the 2 in-app purchases for those interested in creating video projects.


The iMovie app has been very helpful with my Special Topics class this semester. I used this app as a part of two large assignments for this class, which included the video back drop for the duet I performed in for the show. For the older generation iPad, this app does cost about $5. With this app, I was able to edit together various video clips, add music to the clips, and create various effects, such as transitions and fade ins and outs. I would not have been successful on these projects without this app. The videos you create can be sent to your camera roll. Then with the use of other apps such as Google Drive and YouTube, you can easily share your creations with others; this is very helpful when working in collaboration with others. I agree with other students’ posts in that I would recommend others add this application (if they haven’t already done so).


This is another app that I purchased for my Special Topics class, and again it helped me in successfully completing two assignments. This app costs $4.99, and is helpful in creating video projects. With this app, one can adjust the image of the video in various ways including: color, exposure, hue, contrast, vibrancy, and shadows. It can also add effects to your video such as adjusting the speed, inverting an image, and reversing movement. I found this app very helpful in creating a better rhythm for my video works to relate to dance movement I was adding to the overall work. In comparison to iMovie, this app allows you to make more adjustments to the content of the video and can also allow you to create smaller clips of video. I would recommend using this app when creating video work along with the iMovie app.