In preparation for a class that I’ll be visiting on Monday morning, and because I have found myself explaining these things a bunch of times this year, I have put together a quick series of screencasts that give an introduction to basic video editing in iMovie. I do this not because I think that my students can learn to work in iMovie by following me stuttering and mumbling through a screencast, but because having a visual guide to refer back to after class is helpful.
A quick link to this (and anything else I may have to say about iMovie ’09) is: http://battis.net/link/imovie09
You may also be interested in more specific tutorials, and Apple has a bunch posted online. (And you can search for more on YouTube).
The basic sequence of these videos is (and here I’ll link directly to the original Screencast-O-Matic videos, which are slightly higher quality than the YouTube playlist above):
- 5 Minute Introduction to iMovie ’09 – This is a lightning fast orientation to very basic video editing in iMovie ’09.
- Using Still Images in iMovie ’09 – Importing and editing still images instead of video clips in iMovie ’09.
- Adding a Video Transition in iMovie ’09 – How to add transitions between video clips to make our project look more professional.
- Adding Titles to a Video in iMovie ’09 – How to add explanatory text (a.k.a. titles) to a video in iMovie ’09.
- Adding Audio Track(s) to a Video in iMovie ’09 – How to add music, effect and voiceover soundtracks to a video in iMovie ’09.
- Sharing Your iMovie ’09 Masterpiece with Other People – A brief rant about how to export your iMovie ’09 project as a video file that other people can watch.
Seth Battis February 6th, 2010
Posted In: Educational Technology, How To
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