Forum Question: Are You Going To Offer an iMovie Course?

Any plans to do an iMovie course? I’m afraid to take any except yours!

Comments: 15 Responses to “Are You Going To Offer an iMovie Course?”

    3/15/17 @ 4:24 pm

    Funny you should ask. I’m working on one right now!
    Any requests for what I should cover, or how I should cover it? What are you looking to learn how to do?

    3/16/17 @ 9:11 am

    I should like to know how to cut a clip without having the movie jump (across the gap as it were) in any course you produce thanks

    3/16/17 @ 9:40 am

    I would like to learn how to insert a smaller movie clip, picture, or self portrait with text explanation within a movie clip

    3/16/17 @ 9:59 am

    Gill: Can you explain what you mean? I don’t understand. Maybe describe an example.

    Law Thim Fook
    3/16/17 @ 10:14 am

    What about including Live Photos and also how to edit them in iMovie?

    3/16/17 @ 10:21 am

    Law: I covered that particular topic here:

    Wim Spronk
    3/16/17 @ 1:15 pm

    Can I import footage from DVD or Memory stick into i-movie?

    3/16/17 @ 1:18 pm

    Wim: You should be easily able to import video files from a memory stick. Just drag and drop them into the timeline if you like. Or, use the Import function in iMovie.
    As for DVD, it depends on what you mean. If you mean data files from a data DVD, then it is the same as a memory stick or external drive. If you mean video from a video DVD, like the kind you put in a DVD player to watch in your living room, then no, at least not without some work first. You’ll need to use a special app like Handbrake or another DVD “ripper” to record the video from the DVD into a regular computer file.

    sanford j. slobin
    3/16/17 @ 1:34 pm

    how to add the Ken Burns effect to a movie would be a good topic. thanks

    3/16/17 @ 3:31 pm

    Gary, I wonder if Gill (above) was referring to not having a gap in the audio portion of a video once you add more video content to the original somewhere? Detaching the audio will alleviate the gap where new content is added, but then you don’t have enough audio content at the end. I’d like to see how a scenario like that is resolved. I’d like to see how to add just a little part of a song you’ve chosen to the end of a video without it sounding weird. Or would I have to do that in Garage Band?

    3/16/17 @ 4:05 pm

    Ninner, in the first case above you would use a Cutaway, one of the overlay effects. This puts one video on top of the other and keeps the audio going, then returns to the original video that has advanced in time the same amount. I’ll definitely be covering overlays. As for adding a song to the end, I think I know what you mean, but there’s no way around it — you just have to choose a piece of music that fits the time you have and the content of the video.

    3/16/17 @ 9:30 pm

    Do you need a different App to burn the iMovie product to DVD or Blue ray?

    3/17/17 @ 6:10 am

    Houpmanshu: Yes. You’ll need a video DVD creation tool. Search the App Store. You also need the hardware to do it, as Macs don’t come with optical drives anymore. DVD-writing drives are different than Blu-Ray drives too.

    Law Thim Fook
    3/18/17 @ 4:25 am

    Thanks, Gary. I must have missed that earlier tip video.

    Mark A. (Rocky) Rodriguez
    3/20/17 @ 7:49 am

    I use iMovie to document my trips. So I want to import photos/videos and add music, transitions, maps, itinerary, etc. The interface ini move is very confusing.

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