iMovie: Creating Videos On Your Mac


How to make movies using Apple’s powerful yet easy-to-use video editor.


Instructor Andrew Nelson
Category Office productivity
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Skill Level expert
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iMovie: Creating Videos On Your Mac is a complete course with more than 30 videos and 4 hours of instruction that will teach you how to use iMovie to edit your clips together into short films. You’ll learn how to use all of the tools in iMovie such as the precision editor, transitions, titles, backgrounds, overlays and much more. iMovie is the video editor that comes with your Mac. It is both easy and fun to use. You can take videos shot on your iPhone or digital camera and create your own movies for home or work use. This course starts off with a very simply example of how to use iMovie to stitch a few clips together. Then you’ll learn how to trim, crop and adjust individual clips to make them look better. You’ll see how you can add standard video elements like text, titles, transitions and background audio. You will also learn how to use more advanced techniques like putting two videos on the screen at the same time in an overlay or split screen. You’ll find out how to speed up and slow down video and apply special filters. This course is meant for casual Mac users. iMovie is not a pro tool, but something that typical Mac users can work with to produce their own movie projects. With only a basic understanding of how to use your Mac you can now learn how to produce your own movies for home, school or work. The version of iMovie used in this course is 10.1.4. iMovie versions 10.1.5 and 10.1.6 introduced mainly bug fixes. Who is the target audience? Typical Mac users with an interest in putting together videos. This is not a pro-level course and iMovie is not a pro-level app. However, iMovie is capable enough to use for a variety of simple and casual work projects.

   Know how to create longer movies from a series of video clips.

   Apply filters and effects to videos.

   Add sound effects and music to videos.

   Find out how to add titles and transitions to tie your video clips together.

   Edit and manipulate video clips to craft a nice video for personal or casual work use.

   Learn about special iMovie techniques like overlays, green screen, animated maps and backgrounds.

   You should have a basic familiarity with using Macintosh computers, such as the menu bar, System Preferences, web browsing, and so on. You should also know how to record video on your iPhone, camera or other device and transfer those to your computer. It will be useful to have a set of existing videos to try out the techniques in this course as you learn them.

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