iMovie Demo

This is an iMovie Demo done by Amber Howard

 

Import Video From a Camera

  1. Plug in the camera to the computer
  2. Open iMovie
  3. Click on the Camera Icon Button above the library or select File > Import from Camera 
  4. Select the thumbnails of the footage you would like to import
  5. Click “Import”

Trim a Clip in the Library

  1. Click on the footage you would like to trim
  2. A yellow box with handles on the right and left will appear
  3. Click and drag on the handles to trim the footage
  4. Click and drag the footage from within the yellow box to the movie timeline
  5. The trimmed footage will be added to the timeline

Trim a Clip in the Timeline

  1. Click on the Sprocket icon in the left corner of the footage
  2. A menu will appear: Choose “Clip Trimmer”
  3. The full footage will appear in the bottom panel
  4. Adjust the trim area using the handles in the bottom panel
  5. When finished, click “Done” in the top right corner of the bottom panel

Crop Footage

  1. Select the footage you would like to crop
  2. Click on the crop icon (the center one)
  3. A yellow (or yellow depending on versions) box will appear around the footage in the movie view panel
  4. Click and drag on the edge of the yellow box to crop the image
  5. Click and drag inside the box to re-position the frame
  6. Click “Done” in the upper right corner of the panel when you’re finished

Adjust the Video Levels, Exposure, Color, Etc.

  1. Click on the footage you would like to adjust
  2. Click on the sprocket icon in the left corner of the footage
  3. Select “Video Adjustments” from the menu
  4. A window will appear with various adjustment options
  5. Make adjustments as you see fit
  6. Click “Done” in the bottom right corner when you’re finished

Adjust Audio

  1. Select the footage you would like to adjust
  2. Click on the audio wave icon in the bottom right corner of the timeline
  3. The audio waves of the footage will appear below the footage
  4. Click on the audio waves to select it
  5. Click and drag the horizontal line across the waves to change the volume
  6. Click and drag on the small gray handles at the top of the audio wave window to fade audio in and out
     
  7. Click on the sprocket and choose “Audio Adjustment” and check “Reduce background noise by:”

Import Photographs

  1. Click on the camera icon (second from the left) in the top right corner of the library
  2. A drawer with iPhone photographs and albums will slide out from the right
  3. Select your album and photograph you want to add to the timeline
  4. Click and drag the image from the library into the timeline

Import Audio

  1. Click on the music icon in the top right corner of the library
  2. A drawer with iTunes music and playlists will slide out from the right
  3. Select the song you want to add to the timeline
  4. Click and drag the song from the library into the timeline

Add Text

  1. Click on the music icon in the top right corner of the library
  2.  A drawer with title slides will slide out from the right
  3. Click and drag the title slide from the library into the timeline
  4. Select the slide and adjust the text in the movie viewer panel
  5. Click “Done” in the top right corner when you’re finished

Fade video transitions

  1. Click on the transition icon in the top right corner of the library
  2. A drawer with transitions will slide out from the right
  3. Click and drag the transition from the library into the timeline

Exporting Video

  1. In the iMovie Menu bar, go to Share > Export Movie…
  2. A dialog box will appear from which to choose the resolution (choose Large for in class presentations and Medium for uploading to Vimeo)
  3. The movie will save to the named destination

Exporting JPGs

  1. In the iMovie Menu bar, go to Share > Export using QuickTime…
  2. In the dialog box, change “Export:” “To Movie to Image Sequence” in the drop down menu (when determining the file name and destination, save the images to a new folder so it is easy to keep them together)
  3. Click “Options…” and enter the frames per second you would like to export (12fps is a good start)
  4. Click “Options…” and set the quality to high (you will need it for print)
  5. Click “ok” in the JPG options,  ”ok” in the Export Settings, and then “Save”
  6. The images will save to the folder specified

Embedding video into blog post

  1. Once you’ve uploaded your video to Vimeo, create a new post on the course website (from the dashboard, select “Add new” from the “Post” menu on the left
  2. Title your post in a clear and direct way
  3. Write a brief description of the video (stage in the process, what you aimed to do, what you plan to do next)
  4. Switch the view to “HTML” (tab in the upper right corner of the body text field)
  5. In Vimeo, Click on the embed icon in the upper right corner of the video screen
  6. Copy the embed code from the dialog box
  7. Go back to the website post. Paste the code into the body of the post
  8. Check the project category and your name category
  9. Publish the post
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