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  • n. The filmmaking technique of shooting foreground action against an evenly-lit monochromatic background for the purpose of removing the background from the scene and replacing it with a different image or scene.
  • n. The visual effect resulting from this technique as well as the colored screen itself, especially blue.
  • n. Short for blue screen of death.


A compound of blue + screen, from the historical film-making technique of using blue backgrounds. (Wiktionary)


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