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Intro to iMovie: Learn How to Edit in iMovie

Alli Bartlett, Filmmaker. Youtuber. Business Owner

Intro to iMovie: Learn How to Edit in iMovie

Alli Bartlett, Filmmaker. Youtuber. Business Owner

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14 Lessons (52m)
    • 1. 01 About Instructor and This iMovie Course short course

    • 2. How to Download iMovie if You Don't Already Have it

    • 3. Let's Open iMovie and Learn How to Make Events

    • 4. Backgrounds and Animated Maps

    • 5. Titles and Fonts and Backgrounds Oh My!

    • 6. Bringing Footage Onto Timeline

    • 7. iMovie Effects Color Correction

    • 8. iMovie Effects The Many Ways to Use The Cropping Tool

    • 9. iMovie Effects Camera Stabilizer

    • 10. iMovie Effects Record Voice

    • 11. iMovie Effects Speed and Your Footage

    • 12. How to Use the Green Screen Effect

    • 13. More Fun Editing Effects Using the Overlay Tool

    • 14. How to Export Your Video

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About This Class

This iMovie class is going to teach you the Basics of iMovie so that you know how to create your own video edits!

You Will Learn How to:

-Download iMovie if you don't already have it

-How to create a Movie/Video Editing Project

-How to access photos/music within iMovie

-How to use Events and Name an Event

-How to Use the iMovie Library

-How to Find and Edit Royalty Free Music and footage

-How to Work with and Customize Backgrounds, Transitions and Titles

-How to use Animated Maps and add your own travel destinations in them

If you're new to iMovie and video editing, then this is the class for you! This class will teach you everything you need to know about how to use iMovie. By the end of this class you'll feel confident editing in iMovie and producing your own videos in this great software!

You'll Learn:

-How to import footage and other media into iMovie

-How to choose 'select's by creating in and out points in your raw footage

-How to get organized to optimize your editing

-How to color correct footage

-How to change the color temperature of your footage

-How to crop footage or photos and use the Ken Burns effect

-How to use overlay effects to make your footage more stylized

-How to stabilize shaky footage

-How to speed up or slowdown footage and reverse footage

-How to record your own voice over right in iMovie

-How to flip and rotate your footage

-How to make bad audio sound better

-How to work with Green Screen

-And so much more!!!

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1. 01 About Instructor and This iMovie Course short course: hi there, and welcome to this class where you'll learn how to use I movie. This class is for people who are new to using I movie or new to video editing. Who would like to feel confident and comfortable creating videos in I movie How to navigate through I'm movie and how to access different project assets had to get organized. And I'm movie for efficiency, How to save events and what events are. How to access clips or assets to use in multiple video projects. Had a customized animated maps for travel videos and vlogs. How to use different backgrounds and work with text on screen. Working within the timeline. Cutting clips, trimming clips and moving clips around how to color. Correct your footage. Headed Cree transitions and use various effects. Had a stabilize, shaky footage. Had a record voice over into my movie. How to work with green screen footage. How to work with overlays, had a save and export your video and more. And by the end of this class, you'll be well versed in I movie and know how to create awesome video edits. My name is Allie Saunders, and I'll be teaching you this class. I've been a video editor for over six years, and I released classes here on skills here quite often about video editing and film making . So to stay up to date with the latest Class I release, feel free to follow me. So you're notified as soon as that new class is released. I also have a YouTube channel called Allium Will, where my husband and I released weekly video tutorials, all about filmmaking and editing, and the next lesson will get started with my movies, so we'll see you in there. 2. How to Download iMovie if You Don't Already Have it: all right, So if you don't yet have I movie installed on your Mac, you can follow along in this lesson. Otherwise, you can skip ahead to the next lesson ends, depending on how old your Mac is. And when you last updated it, you may already have my movie installed on your Mac, and you may not. So what you want to do is first on a Web browser. Go to www dot apple dot com slash i movie slash Because I'm in Canada. This website is asking me to continue with Canada English, so I will press continue. And here we go. This is the download page where we can download I movie. You can either choose to download I'm movie for Mac O s or for Mac. Iowa's Mac OS is what you'd want to download for your desktop or your laptop computer. So in this case, I'm gonna download Mac OS because I'm gonna be using I movie on my laptop. If you wanted to download, I'm movie for your mobile device or your iPad. Then you would download Mac IOS so following along, do whatever works best in your situation. I'm gonna download Mac. I movie for Mac O s Great This pop up windows gonna ask me to open this in the APP store. I will press. OK, Apple may ask you to log into your apple account because I already have I movie. I don't have the option to download, but if you don't have my movie, then you will be asked to download it here. I'll click open instead because I already have it installed on my computer so you can choose to download it. And once it's downloaded, I movie should show up on your dock here like it is for me. But if you're not seeing it there, you can click on this magnifying glass on the top right of your computer and type in I movie. It is saved in my Applications folder. There it is. So click on that. Great. Once you download it, you'll probably be asked to follow a few steps to install it. So go ahead and do that. And there is I'm movie 3. Let's Open iMovie and Learn How to Make Events: Okay, let's launch I movie to do so you can either go to your doc. There it is, right there. You can launch from there. Let's say you don't have it on your doc. You could go up to the magnifying glass here, click on it and type in I'm movie. There we go and it would pop up right there. I'm going to click off that because I do have it in my doc and I will click on that I movie . I come once to open it up, and here we go. We are in my movie. This is the default window that will open up over here. We have Project media and you can see underneath it, says my movie. My movie basically means the video project that we're gonna be working on. So all of your media assets, like your footage and music and anything that you would need to use in a specific video editing project would be brought into your media, been here and saved under this specific movie that you're working on. As we move on, we'll talk more about importing media and so on. We also have libraries, and under that, we have photos by clicking on photos. You have access to any of your photos that have been stored in iCloud, and then we have all events. You don't have to use all events at all when you're editing and I movie, but in some cases it definitely can make editing easier. For example, if you created a weekly vlog that featured the same opening clip and same lower third title in every single vlog, it would benefit you to use events because then you would have a specific event. Been with those clips that you could readily access to use in any new video project that you create. Remember, my movie will contain footage and other media for a specific video editing project you're working on and an event can contain clips a media that you want to access easily. As you work on various video projects. I'm gonna show you how you can save events by importing two clips off log opener and a lower third title and will do so by making sure I have my movie selected. And now I'll press import media. So here we have an opener clip that could play at the beginning of your weekly vlog, and here is a lower third title but could also show in your weekly log. And these two clips that we just imported into the My movie media been also appear here in the eye movie library. The Eye movie library will show you all of the previous footage and other media from various video editing projects that you've worked on here and I movie when I click all events. There is still no footage in there, but if I click I movie library, you can see that there's all this other footage here from a previous project that I was working on. And we also have thes two clips better in my movie. You can also click on this drop down triangle to hide all of those previous clips. So I want these two clips to be stored in an event. So to do that, I'm gonna make sure that I have this. I'm movie library tap selected, and that's indicated because it's highlighted in blue and I'm going up to file and click on new events. I will call this event frog and clicking back on the I'm movie Library. I'll select these two clips here and dragged them into that relevant. There they are. Now they have these two clips stored in an event. Any time I'm working on a new movie, a new project, I will be able to access these two clips. Whereas let's click on my movie again. If I were to create a new movie in my movie, the footage and the media that you import into this, my media been will be saved within bat specific movie. So events in my movie is something I don't use too too often because most of the time when I'm working on video projects, I'm working with new footage specific to that project. But creating events within I movie does come in handy if you're going to need to access clips for multiple movie or video projects. I'm going to select both of these clips by dragging my mouse over them, and you can tell they're both selected because they're both highlighted in yellow, right click on them and delete media from event. And there we go that media has been removed from my movie, but if we go down to the eye movie library here and we click on our vlog folder. You can see that these clips are still there. I'll click back on my movie. Awesome. OK, so now let's take a look at the other features and options that I'm movie has. We have my media, which we'll talk about in a bit audio the audio windows connected to iTunes by default so you can access all of the songs in your iTunes library through here. If you were going to create a video editing project that was a photo collage of your family , for example, that you wouldn't be putting up on a public platform but maybe would watch privately with your family and friends. Then it's all right to use a famous song. But I find most people are interested in learning how to use I movie to create video edits that they will share publicly. That's what I do. So I steer clear of using songs from iTunes, and instead I use royalty free licensed music, which allows you the rights to use specific songs that you choose in a video project and will actually be using royalty free music coming up. So we'll explore that more in the future lesson. We have our titles window, which we will look at in just a second and work with a little bit later as well. We have our backgrounds, and we have her transitions tab. So that's a quick overview of launching I movie for the first time and a bit of a look at I movie. In the next lesson, we're gonna dive into how use the backgrounds and the animated maps. 4. Backgrounds and Animated Maps: Let's first start off with the backgrounds here. One thing that's very cool by movie is that they provide you with several different options when it comes to animated maps. Let's look at this one, for example. I'm gonna drag the educational still on the timeline. That's what this area is called down here and where we're gonna be working and I'm going to hover my mouse over this educational still here. As you can see, it zooms in and zooms out, which is really cool. I could hover over the right side here and drag it shorter so that the zoom takes place faster. Or it could drag it out so that it's longer. I'm gonna hover my mouse over the timeline and select this clip on the timeline of the map by clicking on it. You can tell it's elected now because there's a yellow border around the clip that appears , and I'm going to press delete on my keyboard to remove that clip from the timeline. Now, although it's been deleted off off the timeline, the original version of it still remains up here in the backgrounds. Been as you can see in some of these maps, they have this red line over them in the thumbnail that we're seeing. So let's grab the blue marble map Dragon, drop onto the timeline and see what we can do with that red line. Let's hover over this area that says Route. It currently says San Francisco, I'm going to select that by clicking on it and then when the type in Toronto, because that's where I'm from. That's where I am right now. There we go. Toronto and a few other airports have come up. Let's choose why y z press done. And as you can teach, Iran has come up on this map. Let's say we were creating a travel log and we went to Iceland. I could type in ice land, and I will select Careful Vik Iceland, because that's where the airport is. Press done and check this out. I'm going to bring my cursor to the beginning of the timeline here in Press the Space bar on my keyboard to play that through, and it has created this really cool animation, as if a plane is flying from Toronto to careful Vic. These map backgrounds come in handy, and they're awesome for anything to do with travel. I love using them. And although we're not going to use them in this particular project, I wanted you to know. There, there. I'm going to select this map on the timeline and press delete to remove it. We also have some different background options that you could use. We have this Grady int background. Let me show you what that looks like. I've clicked on it to select it. Now I'm gonna drag it down onto the timeline. And if I wanted to alter the color of this at all, I could go up here and I can select the color correction icon, which is this paint palette looking icon here. And I could move these sliders around by grabbing different parts of the slider you're adding or taking away lightness and darkness. You can increase or decrease the saturation. You can change the temperature so you can add more blue in a more cool feeling to this. Or you can add more orange and create a bit of a warmer feeling. I'm gonna press reset on that so that we have the original background toe work with. So those are some of your options when it comes to backgrounds and animated maps using animated maps. When your video and it calls for it can really enhance the look and the feeling of your video. And the backgrounds that I'm moving provides are great. They look awesome when you add a title over them, and that's exactly what we're gonna be doing in the next lesson, I will see you in there. 5. Titles and Fonts and Backgrounds Oh My!: Let's have a title over this background by going up here. What's his title and clicking on that and I movie gives us lots of great title options. You can have her over one of the options and scroll through it to get an idea of what it looks like. If you were doing a video with a person on camera that's talking to camera and you wanted their title to show up, you could use this lower third title here, and we're going to be doing that a little bit later on. If you want the scrolling credits, there they are. You have tons of cool options. I'm going to select this pop up text years, so I'll click on that to select it and drag it onto the timeline. It shows up on the timeline above the background clip, and you can see in the preview panel that we have our default text show up here. I'm going to highlight it, go up to font, click on that and look through my texts. If I don't see a text, I like that I know I have in my bond library. I can click on show fonts to see my entire front library. But I'm going to use when my favorite Frantz Future a medium awesome. Would the text still highlighted? Let's change the size of it By clicking here, we'll make a little bit bigger. 1 90 looks good. I could change the alignment of my text by clicking on the's alignment icons. I prefer to be in the center, so that's good. I could bold the text by pressing be here. I talus eyes the text. By pressing this, I and I could outline the text with this drop shadow. I don't like any of that, so I will click on each of those again to remove those effects. One thing I would like to do, though, is change the text color, which Aiken do by double clicking on this white box here. Okay, I'm gonna drag the slider over to make this color a little darker. This is the color. It will show up as Yeah, I think that will look good. So I will x out of that. And let's change this default title text here to how to use I movie. Awesome. All right, I'm gonna hover my mouse over the timeline and drag the cursor to the very beginning Press space bar on the keyboard to check that out. That animates a little slow. As you can see, that title is four seconds long, so I'll bring my cursor to the end of the title and Thies, too little arrows show up and I will drag to the left, making it shorter. And I'm gonna play that back to make sure I'm happy with it. Cool. Okay, that's looking good. So that's a look at how you can use titles and I'm movie and incorporate a background from my movie as well. In the next lesson, we're gonna bring actual footage into my movie. So let's work with a clear timeline. To do that, I will hover my mouse over both the title and the background clip and drag over both of these clips to select them. Remember, you can tell these were both selected because they're both bordered in yellow. I will press, delete and I'll see you in the next lesson where you're going to see how we import and work with footage in my movie 6. Bringing Footage Onto Timeline: Let's bring a clip into my movie so I can show you how to use some of these cool transitions. There are a few ways to import footage and media, and one of them, the one that I use most is by clicking on this big, important media button here. You could also important media by clicking on this down arrow up here or by going to file import media, I will click on Important Media, which will take me to my desktop, and I have the clip I want to work with right there on the desktop so I will select it with this clip selected. I'm going to press the import selected button here, and I want to select just a portion of this clip to bring down onto my timeline and toe work with. I will bring my cursor to the very beginning, and click has brought up a yellow border with two yellow handles on the side. So I'm going to scrub through this clip here and stop there. I've clicked there so that I have this line that indicates to me where I want to drag this right handle, too. So about right there at the beginning of this clip where the left handle is is my in point where the right handle ends is my out point. So that means that Onley the part of the clip that's within the in and out point, is going to be dragged onto my timeline. I could also I'm just gonna click off of that clip for a second. I could also scrub through, click and press I on the keyboard where I want the clip to begin scrub through press Oh, where I want the clip toe end I for in overall. And if I want to make any changes, I will just drag that out point in a little bit. Awesome. Now I'm gonna drag this part of the clip down onto the timeline and that has brought down the portion of the clip that I create the in and out point for. I'm gonna bring one more clip in so that we can work with the transitions nicely. To do that I will go up to this down arrow here, click on it and select the second clip. I want to work with Press import selected and there it is. It's showing up right there This clips 27 seconds long, and I only want maybe four or five seconds. I will drag the left handle to create an in point there. Just make that clip a little bit smaller There. We go with credit about six seconds now, and I'll drag it onto the timeline. I'm on my Mac laptop right now, so I'm using the track pad to scroll over to the left on my timeline. And, Aiken, scrub over these clips on the timeline to see what we're working with so far. And now we're gonna go into the transitions tab here. A lot of these transitions are great. Some of them are a little cheesy, but in certain cases can work well. I'm gonna grab, cross, dissolve and drag it in between these two clips. I'll press the space bar to play that back for you. And as you can see, the two clips dissolve into each other. If I want the length of that transition to be longer, Aiken double click on it and I can increase the duration. If I had multiple clips on my timeline more than just to. And if I had many of these cross dissolve transitions between all of those clips. Then, if I decided to change the duration that the cross dissolve would take place in, I could press apply toe. Also, that this five second duration would affect all of the cross dissolves on the timeline. Or I could only choose to apply its the one I'll press supply and hit the space bar to play that back. And as you can see, the dissolve is now a lot slower. With the dissolved transition selected, I'm gonna press delete. So that's an overview of the transitions that I movie has available. Let's look at the different effects that I movie has. 7. iMovie Effects Color Correction: I'm movie has a lot of great effects that you can use to enhance or manipulate your footage . In this left, I'm going to show you the color correction effects that we can use an my movie. So let's get started. I'm going to click on this first clip here so that it selected and go up to the preview panel so that we can check out some of these other awesome effects that you can use and my movie to make your footage look better. If you click this want here it will auto correct your footage, and I movie will decide what would look best for your footage. Let's click on it. You can tell that it's been activated because it's in blue, and it has used the color balance tool to enhance this footage a little bit. I'm not really liking the look of that, so I'm going to press command D to undo that, and we will manually use thes tools on this clip. So first, let's click on color balance and click on White Balance. You'll see an eyedropper show up on. What you're supposed to do is choose a white part of your clip and click on it. And what it does is it corrects your clips of the white balance is proper. So used the eyedropper tool to click on a few different areas that are white on this clip. I'm going to click on these white flowers over here and now the white balance of this clip looks a little warmer. I'm happy with that. So I will press the check mark over here on the top, right of the preview panel, so that this white balance effect is applied and saved to this particular clip. Let's take a look at this clip of me that was filmed during blew our blue. Our is the part of morning or evening when the sun's very, very low in the sky. And it creates that bluish tone that bluish look that can really show up on camera if you have your white bounce set incorrectly. So what we're gonna do to try and correct this is while still in your color balance tool. Click on skin tone balance and this eyedropper tool shows up. And before I tell you what you need to do to try and balance skin tones when you're working with a person on camera. I want to warn you that sometimes this tool doesn't work so well. So if you are filming your own footage that you'll be anything you want to film it correctly so that you don't have to rely on editing and effects in I movie to try and fix the problem because sometimes you're editing software. Specifically, I movie in this case won't be able to fix it. So with my eyedropper tool, I am going to hover over the skin on my cheek and click it Now, in theory, that should have corrected the skin tone balance on my face, making it look more natural. But when I clicked the agricultural on my skin, it not only made my skin tone really orangey and more saturated, it also affected the entire clip, making the entire clip really saturated. In contrast, he looking and it still doesn't look very good. I'm going to toggle this effect on and off using the toggle button here just to show you what the before and after look like. So this was before, and this is after I'm not liking the with this looks. So I'm gonna press X here to remove that effect, and I'm going to show you the color correction tool and what it's all about coming up in just a moment with our dear clip. But I actually prefer using the color correction tool to correct skin colors that air off balance instead of the skin tone balance tool. So let's take a quick look at using color temperature for correcting skin tone now. So let's click on this paint palette, which is the color correction tool. I'll hover over this lighter on the right here, and this is going to allow me to adjust the color temperature of this entire clip because it's a little bit blue. I wouldn't want to add more blue to the clip. I'll just show you what that would look like. That would make the clip look really, really unrealistic and very just to cool. So let's instead drag the slider suddenly over to the right toe, ADM. Or warms to the clip. It's a little too far that's looking better, and for some reason, when you're in the color correction tab, you can't talk on and off the effect. So I'm gonna press Command Z I'm a keyboard to undo this effect. Just show you the before and after. So Command Z. That's the original version of the clip with the bluish tone. Now minute press on my keyboard command shift. See to redo that effect. And although it's not perfect, this clip looks a lot better than it did simply by adjusting the color temperature slider and adding a little bit of that warmer tone to it so that the look of the skin balance tool if you have any footage with a person in it and their skin balance looks a little unnatural that I recommend you definitely try using the skin balance tool first to try and correct that footage. But if it's not working Ben, you'll definitely want to go into the color correction tool and adjust the temperature to see if that helps. And in most cases it will. We're going to dive into color correction now with our dear clip, so let's go back into that clip. So we take a closer look at exactly how color correction works. Okay, so we're back up the deer clip. Let's click on this canvas icon here, which is color correction, and these ladders give you a few different options. If you slide this letter to write, it takes away the shadows in your clip. If you slide, it's the left. It makes the shadows darker and more prominent. Thes sliders in the middle at a little bit more contrast to the mid tones. I'll drag them over to there, and this on the right. Either can add brightness to your clip, or you can make your clip darker. This slider allows you to add a lot of saturation to the clip. Take saturation out of the clip all a just a little bit. I don't like to push saturation too far. The footage starts to dis look fake and inserted cheesy. So just a little bit is good in This last letter on the right allows you to change the color temperatures. Well, let's say you want to add a little bit of a blue tone to your footage to give it a cooler feel. You could drag us to the left, or you could give that warmer feel by dragging its the right. I'm going to keep that in the center where Waas. So that's a look at the color correction tool when you're using the color correction effect . You want to use it to enhance your footage to make your footage look more vibrant and more lifelike. But you don't want to push things too far with color correction. Unless, of course, you're going for a specific mood. Otherwise, the goal should be to keep your color correction on the more natural side of things. In the next lesson, we're gonna take a look at cropping. Let's get right into it. 8. iMovie Effects The Many Ways to Use The Cropping Tool: this next icon here is cropping. Let's click on that right now. This clip fits to screen. Crop to fill allows you to zoom into your clip. So I'm gonna drag this box down, bring it in the center and press enter a neck, does what it's other, does it crops and it fills up the area that you've cropped in your screen so basically zooms into your footage. I don't like doing this too much, because when you zoom into your footage too much, it really reduces the quality of the footage. So I'm gonna press Command Z a few times to undo that and go back into the cropping tool. The Ken Burns effect allows you to add movement cure footage. So I am dragging this end frame up and over to the right. I will have this Ken Burns transition end here. Now I'm gonna click on the start frame and I'll drag this box down. So as this effect plays out, the beginning of the clip will show up as seen in this start box. And the movement of this transition will end where this end boxes. Let's press play to play that through Stop that by pressing on the space bar, go back into cropping, and that was dramatic. I don't like the way that looks, but it gives you an idea of what you can do with the Ken Burns effect. You can reverse the order of these by pressing these two arrows here as well. These two icons here Ally to flip your image. Let's just press them. There you go. Next, we'll take a look at how to reduce shaking footage with a tool for my movie that definitely comes in handy. 9. iMovie Effects Camera Stabilizer: So next we're going to take a look at how we can stabilize shaky footage using a specific effect in I'm movie. And on a side note. I actually recorded this lesson originally as part of the video project portion of this course, but it's good to know now, So you're going to see some of the footage. It's from the video project that we're gonna be editing together, coming up. So follow along, and without further ado, let's get into it. Okay, let's take a look at the stabilization tool. It is the icon with the camera that has sort of shaking symbols on it. This stabilization tool comes in handy if you're working with a clip that has a slight shake toe. Likely it was filmed handheld, and if you're wanting to smooth out that clip, so it's not so shaky, this is the tool to do it. It can help when they're subtle. Shake in footage. But it doesn't work to to Well, when you're working with footage that has more dramatic movement, it doesn't work well. When you're working with footage where you're holding a camera and walking or you're in a moving car and it's bumpy. And this is a tool that you'll have to customize, depending on the specific clip that you're working with and trying to stabilize using this percentage lighter. So I'll show you with this first clip here. I'm gonna play this five second clip through for you. It's me speaking to my eye falling while I'm walking, so it's pretty shaky with this clip selected on the timeline and with this stabilization slider at 33% I'm going to click, stabilize shaky footage and play that back tree what that effect looks like. See how it's really warped the background, making it look unnatural. We don't want that. This club actually looks better shaky with a handheld feel. Then, with this stabilization effect on it, I'll drag this stabilization slider down so that the effects on Lee at 6% and I'll play this clip through again. It's still looking pretty warped. So in this case, I would choose to live with the clips the way it is with the shake, as opposed to putting the stabilization effect on it and getting that warped effect where the background sort of looks like it's whopping in and out of the subject. If you're working with camera footage, that's just really, really shaky. Like this particular clip, The stabilization told won't be able to help. It will actually make the clip worse, so we won't use it on this clip. I will press reset to remove that stabilization effect. Now let's go to this footage. This is a clip that still has camera shake. It's again a handheld shot taken in a moving vehicle. I'll play that through for you. This footage is still probably too shaky for the stabilization effect, but let's test it out. And with the stabilization slider set to 98% were really pushing this effect. Let's click the stabilize shaky footage button here and check out what that looks like during parts of this clip. For a second. It looks OK and like it's actually helped, but that it sort of creates a more warped effect in the background. So I'll bring this slider down a lot to 4% and play that back 4%. Not really doing much. This footage is still pretty shaky, so we'll try 48%. Let's play that through. It's looking better so for this particular clip, if I were going to be using the stabilization effect. I probably have it somewhere around the 40 to 50% area to stabilize the footage. But again, because this was filmed in a moving car, we're not gonna be able to reduce that shake completely. Even with this effect on, it still looks quite shaky. Let's go to our dear clip here. This was also filmed hand help, but I wasn't moving very much when I got the shot. I tried my best stay pretty still. So the shake is more subtle. I'll show you what the camera shake looks like before we put on the effect. It's very subtle. So with this subtle shake, stabilisation should work well again, will test out 33% stabilization and click this stabilize, shaky video button. And I will play that back. And in this case, the stabilization effect has worked Well. It's done, it's job, and it's made the footage more smooth and less shaky. So when you're working with shaky footage, test out the stabilization effect and if the stabilization effect doesn't look good with your first attempt, then adjust the percentage of the effect. It really does depend on the specific clip that you're working with. This effect is also a heavier effect that takes up more processing power on your computer. So depending on how faster stole your computer is, it may take a few seconds to analyze your footage and adjust it. 10. iMovie Effects Record Voice: Let's say you're working with a clip. In this case, we're working with this dear clip, and we want to record some audio of us speaking that we can use under this clip. An easy way to do this and I movie is to use this microphone that allows you to record voice over. I will click on this when you first click on the record Voice over Tool will bring up these icons. This year shows the levels that you're recording your audio, and this big red button is the record audio button that allows you to start recording. So we haven't started recording yet, and this icon here is the voice of her options. You can see as I speak, these levels are showing here. I can click here to adjust the volume. If I brought it all the way to 100% it is now recording everything that I'm saying at a very high volume. You can see that every time I speak, these levels are peaking in the red. When you're working with audio, whether it's recording or editing audio, you want to stay away from that red. That means that the audio is going to sound really, really just distorted and terrible to give you an idea of what your audio will sound like if the levels air showing in the red. Listen to this. This is what your audio the sound like if it is showing love is in the red. So that's why when you're recording and I movie or when you're recording any audio for that matter, you want to make sure that you're staying out of the red levels as much as possible. I'll bring this volume slider down, and I'm gonna record my audio so that the levels air showing between yellow and green. It's always better to record audio a little lower because you can raise the volume while you're editing it, as opposed to recording it. Who loudly so that it distorts. So these levels showing at green are fine. I'll click on the imports or drop down menu here, and I'm recording using the built in microphone on my Mac computer. If you have any sort of additional argue equipment, definitely use it. And if it's connected to your computer, which up here for the purpose of this demonstration, the built in microphone is fine. We'll keep that quick. Okay, Now they have an idea of your options With the voiceover recording. Let's push start record. As you can see there, we had the countdown before we began recording. And now, looking at the timeline, everything that I am saying is being recorded onto a wave file on the timeline. When I want to finish speaking, I will press this stop button here. Lovely. And a new voiceover recording has been added into my media. Been right here, and it began recording where my cursor was set on my time line so I could choose to move this audio file over right under this dear clip, if I wanted, I'm going to delete that audio voice recording off of the timeline. It's still hearing the my media been and I'm gonna show you how to do this one more time. I'm gonna record a quick voice over file talking about what I'm doing in this clip of me in the car and then talking about the deer to give you an idea of how you'd actually use this voiceover recording tools. So, with my cursor at the beginning of this clip, I will press the start recording button and with the three second countdown that I'm moving gives once that three second contents up, I will start speaking. So here I am in the car. I'm on the way home from the cottage. And what did I see out the window, but a deer grazing in the grass? I'll press the stop button so this voiceover recording option comes in handy if you're creating any videos that you want to to further explain using your voice, maybe you're creating a tutorial video for someone toe watch. Or maybe you'd like to talk about one of your clips that you'll be showing in your video at it. A recommendation I have for you is that if you are gonna be recording voice over this way, you want to make sure that you're doing it in a very quiet atmosphere so that you don't have a lot of background distracting noises, and that's how to record force over within I movie. In the next lesson, we're going to look at another audio tool that can definitely help you out. If you need to clean up your audio and make it sound better, we'll see you in there 11. iMovie Effects Speed and Your Footage: Let's take a look at the speed tool in my movie and what it's capable of starting off with talking about slow motion. I just want to touch on what adding the slow motion effect can do to your clips, depending on the different frame rates that they were filmed at. I'm not going to go in depth talking about various frame rates because that's a whole other topic in can of worms on its own. But I'm gonna tell you the basics that you need to know to help you understand how the slow motion tool here in my movie will affect your different clips, starting with this clip here, This is a clip that was filmed a 24 frames per second. Typically, any clips that air filled at 24 frames per second or 30 frames per second are considered to look normal. When you view clips filmed in this frame rate and watch them back, they'll play back at a regular speed like you would see that clip happening in real life, for example. So I'm gonna play this clip for you, and as you watch this man climb up the sand dune in this clip That would be the speed that you would see him climbing up the sand dune in real life. So this is not a slow motion clip. Let's take a look. Let's use thes speed tool. Appear minute. Click on, not go over to the speed drop down menu. Drop it down and select slow. As you can see, this club has been slowed down by 50% and it now has this little turtle icon over it to indicate that it has been slowed down. I'll play that through to show you what that now looks like. So this effect has slowed down that clip by 50%. It still looks okay right now. If we were to slow it down, even Mauritz gonna start to look choppy. Typically, when you're editing clips bather 24 frames per second or 30 frames per second. Your intention shouldn't be to slow them down. Because when you slow these clips down, it starts to make them look choppy. I'll further demonstrate winning mean by hovering over this circle the end of the clip and dragging it out by dragging that circle till the right. I am slow mowing this clip even more I'm gonna really exaggerate this and slowed down a lot . As you can see here, this has now become a custom speed effect, and I have slow removed this clip by 22%. Let's play that back. This has really slow mode, the action in the clip and caused it to look a little unnatural and choppier. So because this clip of the man climbing up the sand dune was not intended to be a slow motion clip, I'm going to again select on the timeline, go up to the speed tool, click the drop down menu and have it play back at normal because adding the soul motion effect makes it look a little bit choppy and unnatural. Next, let's take a look at this clip here. This clip was intended to be a slow motion clip, and it was filmed in 60 frames per second, which typically is slo mo. I'll play that back, and as you can see without me, even using an effect on it, it plays back in slow motion. I'm gonna go back to this clip here of the man and then a couple other guys climbing up a sand dune. Make sure it's still selected, and I'm gonna hover again over the speed drop down menu and click it and choose fast. We could increase the speed by two times four times eight times or 20 times. Let's increase it by 20 times and hovering over this clip, you can see a little bunny icon has been displayed. You can also see the clip has become a lot shorter on the timeline. I will play that back so you can see how much faster it is. Now that clip plays back way faster and again with this clip to, I could choose to hover over this circle on the top right of the clip here and drag it to the right Teoh. Increase the speed of the clip. Or it could drag its the left to reduce the speed of the clip. I'm going to click on this drop down menu up here again. Another option that we have is to add a freeze frame, so let's click freeze frame and the DIF alteration of the freeze frame is three seconds. As you can see when I added freeze frame to this clip, a yellow border with the duration of three seconds appeared on the clip, beginning where my cursor was over the clip. So let me play that back so you could see what the freeze from her fact does. The freeze frame effect did just what the name says it does. It froze the frame where I had my cursor lined up over the clip for three seconds. We could change the duration of that. We could make a freeze frame last longer or shorter, but in this case I will again go back up to speed, drop down menu and select Normal so that the clip plays back the way that it was shot at. With this clip still selected, I'm gonna go up to reverse and click on it. And now this clip will play back. Reverse. Let's show you that. And as you can see now, the clip is playing back in reverse. So that's a look at slow motion. And if I'm not into any of those speed effects, I can go up here where it says reset, click reset. And now all of the's speed effects on this clip have been removed, and there you go. That's how you use the speed effect in I'm movie 12. How to Use the Green Screen Effect: Let's talk green screen and how to work with it inside of I'm movie, follow along with the green screen clip in your practice Clips folder. Let's get into it. All right, so we have our clip here with the green screen background. Now a common mistake that people make is they will bring their green screen footage on the timeline like so. And then they will try to put the green screen effect on, and you can't do that. You need tohave a clip or a background or a photo underneath your green screen clip. Let me show you what I mean. Let's go up to the backgrounds tab and click on that, and I like the white background. I'll drag that onto the timeline. There it is, and I will drag this green screen clip on top of the white background. I'm gonna press the command plus key on my keyboard and extend the length of the background clip by dragging its the right. Okay, that's fine for now. What? Select the green screen clip and now, because this green screen clip is over top of this white background clip, a new icon in tool has been added up here on the toolbar. Let's click on that, and I will click this drop down menu and select green slash blue screen. And look at that. That has made our green screen transparent so that the white background instead shows up. If you're gonna be editing green screen clips and I'm movie and you happen to be the person that's filming the green screen clips, you want to make sure that your green screens evenly lit and well lit, for that matter in order for this effect toe work really well. So that was a look at how to use the green screen overly effect. And we still have a few more really cool things we can do with the overlay effect, which I'm gonna teach you in the next lesson. 13. More Fun Editing Effects Using the Overlay Tool: Let's do another thing with the overlay tool now going to go toothy down error icon and press it to import more media. Also, like this puppy Jay Peak your and imports elected, and now we've brought a photo into our media. Been Let's drag this photo over top of the white background here and by default. When I drag this photo over top of the background I movie put the Ken Burns effect on. I'm going to remove the Ken Burns effect by going up to cropping, and you can tell it's on because the cropping tool up here is in blue. So I'm going to remove that effect by clicking on cropping and clicking crop to fill. Okay, great. Now that photos just a still frame with no Ken Burns effect on it over top of the white background with this puppy food to selected, let's go up to the video overly settings and click on it. Let's click this drop down menu and select picture in picture, and this has shrunk the puppy picture so that the screen shows the background clip as well as the puppy clip. We can go up to our preview panel and drag the photo bigger. We can move the photo to the left end bottom of the screen. We can choose to put a border around the photo if we want and change the color of that border. I'm gonna choose this reddish color X that great. We could add a shadow over the border, and we could choose to have this dissolve in. So let's see what that looks like. We'll bring the cursor in front of the puppy clip in, Press the space bar, and as you'll see, I'll press the space bar to pause. I'm gonna press command and the plus key to zoom in. You can see here on the clip that a cross dissolve has been added to both sides of this clip. I'll select this clip again. Go back into the video settings. Overly now. We could zoom into this photo instead, which will take place over a 0.5 2nd duration. Let's see what that looks like. Let's click on split screen. Now we have the shot of the puppy on the left and the white background on the right. Let's click on the titles tab up here and drag the expands title down over top of the puppy clip. I'll go up to the Align text to the right and click on that. Let's click on the front size tab and choose 80. Now the front smaller and I will select this front and change it to my name is Spot. I'll select that font. Go up to the color tab, drag over on the color circle here to read Press X. And again, I'm going to align that text to the right and I'll click off of its. You can check that out, drag that title clip directly over where the puppy clip begins and play that through cool. So those are some great options that I use often that you have within your video overly settings. Let's select these three clips and press delete. 14. How to Export Your Video: okay, Before we export this video, let me just show you how you conceive this project. In case you ever want to go back to a change it or work on it a little bit more. Let's click on this Project tab at the top of her I movie window here. When you do that, it's going to ask you to name this project. So let's call this video editing project, OK? And now I movie takes you to this screen that will show all of the projects that you have worked on. So any time you want to go back and work on this video editing project, you can just double click on it there, and it will take you right back into it where you left off, all right. With this video editing project complete with the edit looking great, we're gonna export this video. There are a few ways you can do that. You could go upto file share, and then she's filed. Or you could go up to this icon on the top right here. This is what I usually dio click on it. And although I movie gives you several different options, choose file just always choose file. It's your best bet. Ignore the rest of these. So let's click on file where it says my movie. What's Click on that and selected and call this video editing project final. You don't need to add a description here where it says format. Yes, we will be exporting both video and audio. Let's click this drop down menu for a second. We could choose to export audio only, but we do on export video and audio. So let's keep that as it is. Resolution 10 80 p is great. That's the biggest resolution that we can export this for you on. I recommend you always export your video and at least 10. 80 p 7 20 p is a smaller resolution, obviously. And so it's 5 40 p, in my opinion, exporting it at the highest resolution in the best qualities, the best thing to do. So keep 10 80 p selected quality high. That's great. Compress faster. That's fine. You can see here that the video will be one minute, seven seconds long and the estimated file size is 170.7 megabytes, which means that this is a pretty small file select next. Yes, save this as video editing Project Final where Let's click this drop down menu on the side here and make sure that we're saving this final inside our video editing Project folder. We could even create a new folder like so and call it Final Exports. It's like create Great. So now this video, once it's exported, will be saved within this final export folder. Press Save Press next. And now you're exporting your eye movie video, depending on how old your system is, how new your system is and how big files are that you're working with. This may take a few minutes. It may take longer. You can watch this circle here. This indicates how much longer the expert will take. Excellent. And now that export is complete. This windows popped up that says, Share successful. You can close this pop up window or select show by selecting show. You will see again exactly where your final video is. Wonderful. So there you go. That's how you export a video project within I movie. Well, that's that. Congratulations on completing this I movie course. Be sure to follow me here and skill share to stay up to date when I put out a new media related course, thanks so much for choosing me to teach you all about how to use my movie, and I hope to see you in future courses.