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iMovie Tutorials

Faculty: Adding The iMovie Training Modules To Your Canvas Course

You can now add the Media Commons' iMovie Training Modules into your Canvas course as a graded assignment. The modules are stored in the Canvas Commons and this tutorial will explain how to import them into your course and then change the point value of each...

Exporting Your Video From iMovie

To be able to use your video outside of iMovie you need to Export it. One it has been exported as a self-contained file you can put it on a flash drive, upload it to YouTube, or upload it to any cloud-storage you may have. To export your video, start by clicking on...

Introduction to Basic Editing in iMovie

This tutorial will introduce some of the basic editing skills in iMovie. Starting a New Project To start a new project, first open iMovie. You should be presented with a screen that looks like this: This is the Project List, and it will show you all of the projects...

Capturing Footage using an iSight in iMovie

To capture footage using your iSight camera (the built-in camera on the iMac) inside iMovie, press the Import button at the top of iMovie, which is a downward-facing arrow. When you do, a window will pop up. Choose FaceTime Camera (Built-in) under the Cameras section...

Using Themes in iMovie

Themes can be used to quickly build stylized video edits. However, it should be noted that the No Theme or unstylized timeline is the most appropriate theme for most class assignments. To add a Theme to your iMovie project, you can either start a new project, or open...

Creating Animated Maps in iMovie

iMovie has a feature that allows users to create custom animated maps to place in their video. This tutorial will outline exactly how to create and include one of these maps in your video. To start, we want to locate the Maps and Backgrounds section under Content...

Changing the Speed of a Clip in iMovie

iMovie allows you to change the speed at which – and direction in which – a clip plays. The following tutorial will help you find and change the speed and direction of a particular clip. Once you have added some footage to your Timeline you are ready to change the...

Stabilizing Footage in iMovie

iMovie allows you to smooth out or stabilize a clip: in other words if your footage is really shaky it will help smooth that out. The following tutorial will help you find and smooth out your clip in iMovie. Once you have some footage in your Timeline you are ready to...

Adding Video Effects in iMovie

iMovie comes with several Clip Filters and Audio Effects that can be added to any or all of your footage to help you achieve a style or look to your video. The following tutorial will help you find and add those effects. Once you have some footage in your Timeline you...

Adding and Customizing Titles in iMovie

This tutorial assumes you are already familiar with the concepts discussed in the Basic Editing in iMovie tutorial. Start with video already on your Timeline. Click “Titles” listed at the top left half of the screen. This will open up the Titles Browser where you can...

How to Use Green Screen in iMovie

To use your green screen footage in a bigger project, first edit it the following way, export it, and then import the new file. Not doing so will cause you to be unable to use cutaways, text, or transitions with your green screen footage. To use green screen in...

Adding Sound Effects, Music and Recording Voiceovers in iMovie

This tutorial will explain how to add sound effects, music and how to record voiceovers in iMovie. Sound Effects and Music iMovie has a built-in Library of sound effects and royalty free music that you are able to use and access easily from within the program. Click...

How to Import Videos from an HD Camera

On the Camera Plug in your HD camera via USB or Firewire cable, whichever your camera uses. Make sure your camera is on and set to Playback mode. You should be able to switch to Playback mode by pressing the button next to an icon that usually looks something like...

Using Transitions in iMovie

Transitions provide a smooth and easy change between clips. They generally are used to show a passage of time or change of location. First, make sure that you have some footage in the Timeline. Now click on the Transition tab at the top of the screen. This will open...