Not sure I understand the problem exactly, but fullscreen mode is only ever going to show just your video element, and nothing else from the page - until you exit fullscreen mode.
Hi sorry, the video is a background video (fills the entire background at any time)
using edgehero js, i have a background image class that fills the entire bg responsively, but the 2 divs that hav the background video class (set to always off) seem to override the background image resulting in a white bg (the layers are arranged in front of teh bg image div)
Sorry, I'm afraid I know very little about edgehero. There are a few regular users here who may be able to help, though.
Just a suggestion for you to research: perhaps you could create your video divs dynamically, as needed? That way they wouldn't show until you call them.