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Intro to iMovie

About this Lesson

  • Type: Video Tutorial
  • Length: 8:01
  • Media: Video/mp4
  • Use: Watch Online & Download
  • Access Period: Unrestricted
  • Download: MP4 (iPod compatible)
  • Size: 85 MB
  • Posted: 06/12/2007

A lesson for people who are brand-new to video editing. You will learn how to edit a simple video using iMovie. Skills include- Creating a new project, learning about the lay-out, capturing footage, creating titles and adding effects, and exporting.

(Higher resolution version uploaded 11/16/07)

About this Author

Jeanne
Jeanne
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Joined:
05/26/2007

http://JeanneStern.com

Jeanne Stern is an Austin based animator, artist, and filmmaker. Her work has shown many places including the Smithsonian, PBS, South by Southwest, the Orlando Museum of Art, the Athens Video Art Festival, and Heather Henson's Handmade Puppet Dreams. She received her MFA in film production from the University of Texas, and her BA in Studio Art from Connecticut College. Jeanne currently creates animation for various clients, including the Jewish educational website, G-dcast.com (such as this short about Passover: http://g-dcast.com/passover ). She also teaches classes in Austin at the Austin School of Film. Her recent film work has incorporated the third dimension,...

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Recent Reviews

Judd_homepage
Helped me gather my bearings in iMovie.
07/14/2007
~ Judd

I just switched over to an Apple laptop, which comes with several programs, including iMovie. I've played with it a few times, but this pointed out a few features I overlooked. This lesson is a good jumping-off point for those interested in making their movies a little more polished.

Mysmarthands_homepage
good lesson for beginners
06/14/2007
~ MySmartHands

If you don't know anything about iMovie this is the perfect lesson for you. It takes you through what to do with easy to understand instructions. It teaches you the basics with how to start using iMovie. I like that Jeanne highlights (literally) certain points that she is talking about. It makes it easy to see where to find them on your own project. She also zooms in to different areas on iMovie, drawing your attention to the exact location. Good basic lesson, I look forward to the next one.

Nopic_tan
iMHD is the new FCP!
06/14/2007
~ brittanie

I really am glad I watched this video on iMovie. I used the application before but got fed up with it and left it for good. Jeanne has re-introduced me to a better way of editing within the program. Now I no longer have issues with iMovie, especially since I know how to use the trim tool! And it's so much fun playing with the video effect generators!

Production Notes: It looks as though sometimes the video skips but the audio is ok. Is there an option in the screen capture program to take continuous footage instead of every 5 frames?

Thanks for the knowledge!

Donna_homepage
Power Packed
06/13/2007
~ Donna

Very clear and useful instruction for basic, no-frills video. Packed full of good information. I viewed this and I don't even have a Macintosh!

Jason_reneau_pic2_homepage
8 Minute Jam Packed iMovie Tutorial!
06/13/2007
~ Jason

Hate tutorials that take too long to cover what you want to learn? Well, Jeanne is your woman. In this lesson she jam packs a lot of to the point information into a lean 8 minutes. She covers all you need to know though to get familiar with the iMovie interface, how to import footage from your camera, edit it, add titles and effects, and export. Very nicely done pointing out a lot of the details you might miss if you teach yourself. One piece of advice though, when you're watching the playback, keep your mouse over the pause button. Because if you zone out for a second, Jeanne is on to the next topic! So, want to learn iMovie? All you need is 8 minutes with Jeanne.

Judd_homepage
Helped me gather my bearings in iMovie.
07/14/2007
~ Judd

I just switched over to an Apple laptop, which comes with several programs, including iMovie. I've played with it a few times, but this pointed out a few features I overlooked. This lesson is a good jumping-off point for those interested in making their movies a little more polished.

Mysmarthands_homepage
good lesson for beginners
06/14/2007
~ MySmartHands

If you don't know anything about iMovie this is the perfect lesson for you. It takes you through what to do with easy to understand instructions. It teaches you the basics with how to start using iMovie. I like that Jeanne highlights (literally) certain points that she is talking about. It makes it easy to see where to find them on your own project. She also zooms in to different areas on iMovie, drawing your attention to the exact location. Good basic lesson, I look forward to the next one.

Nopic_tan
iMHD is the new FCP!
06/14/2007
~ brittanie

I really am glad I watched this video on iMovie. I used the application before but got fed up with it and left it for good. Jeanne has re-introduced me to a better way of editing within the program. Now I no longer have issues with iMovie, especially since I know how to use the trim tool! And it's so much fun playing with the video effect generators!

Production Notes: It looks as though sometimes the video skips but the audio is ok. Is there an option in the screen capture program to take continuous footage instead of every 5 frames?

Thanks for the knowledge!

Donna_homepage
Power Packed
06/13/2007
~ Donna

Very clear and useful instruction for basic, no-frills video. Packed full of good information. I viewed this and I don't even have a Macintosh!

Jason_reneau_pic2_homepage
8 Minute Jam Packed iMovie Tutorial!
06/13/2007
~ Jason

Hate tutorials that take too long to cover what you want to learn? Well, Jeanne is your woman. In this lesson she jam packs a lot of to the point information into a lean 8 minutes. She covers all you need to know though to get familiar with the iMovie interface, how to import footage from your camera, edit it, add titles and effects, and export. Very nicely done pointing out a lot of the details you might miss if you teach yourself. One piece of advice though, when you're watching the playback, keep your mouse over the pause button. Because if you zone out for a second, Jeanne is on to the next topic! So, want to learn iMovie? All you need is 8 minutes with Jeanne.

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