Make an Easy Promo Video in 1 Hour: iMovie Spotlight

Kristen Palana, Professor, Award-Winning Artist, Digital Do-Gooder

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13 Videos (38m)
    • Introduction and Welcome

    • Where to Find Public Domain and Royalty-Free Videos and Images For Your Project

    • Opening iMovie and Choosing the Most Appropriate Template

    • Craft a Compelling Storyboard

    • Pause Here to Save Your Project Properly to Save YOU Time and Aggravation

    • Tweak Your Outline and Get It to Best Communicate Your Message

    • Dragging in Your Video Content Like a Champ: Make Informed Narrative Decisions

    • Being Smart With Your Video and Narrative Choices: Final Outcomes Case Study

    • Finalizing and Exporting Your Video

    • Final Thoughts on the Final Promo. Does It Do the Job?

    • Out of Space? Not on MY Watch. How to Reclaim Your Harddrive

    • Optimizing Videos and Creating More Space Inside iMovie to Work

    • Thank Your For Taking This Course. Please Review


About This Class


Are you ready to create a quick and easy yet effective promotional video for your course, book, or project in just under an hour?

This course is for those interested in making quick & painless promo videos even if you have little time, money, or video skills.

This step-by-step, clear, and easy to follow course will show you how to use a little old humble iMovie trailer template to create a quick and dirty, yet emotional and persuasive promo video to spark interest and excitement in whatever it is you are selling.

We'll talk about how to best plan and write your video so it works hard for you while you are off doing other things, so it can effectively promote you, your work, and your brand.

I created this course while I myself was creating a promotional video for my new "Give Your Website Wordpress Website a Makeover: Divi Theme Spotlight" course. You'll see the exact process I used to plan, create, and launch my promo video as an actual case study.

This course is for complete beginners who have no special video or technical skills as well as for people who DO have video skills but find themselves pressed for time and would like a simple way to get a decent promo movie up online in a pinch.

I'm a tenured Associate Professor of Digital Media and the Program Director of Film & Digital Media at The American University of Rome and a practicing award-winning multimedia artist.

I have over 15 years of experience teaching students all over the world using my tried and true custom approach (turning complex information into something simple, memorable, easy-to-understand in as short amount of time as possible) to ensure that you get the most important, relevant, and useful information that can be applied immediately to your art, work, and everyday life.

New bonus lectures and resources will continue to be added and timely design advice will be provided in the discussion forum. I love to help and always respond to inquiries and discussions ASAP.

Empower yourself now by enrolling in this easy to follow course and join our growing learning community! Let's get started creating your beautiful promo video that will pack an emotional punch today.

6 of 7 students recommendSee All

Thanks for the tips. You made the process of making a promo video easy. I learned several tips too about IMovie and some good resources.
Kristen gave a lot of useful information about how to use iMovie and some pitfalls to avoid
Leisa Shannon Corbett

I just had to become an artist.





Kristen Palana

Professor, Award-Winning Artist, Digital Do-Gooder

My goal is to empower ordinary people to do extraordinary things.

I'm a multimedia artist and educator based in Rome, Italy and a tenured Associate Professor of Digital Media at The American University of Rome where I also run its Film and Digital Media Program. I have 15+ years of university and adult education teaching experience in North America, Europe, Asia, and Africa. Besides teaching at Skillshare and other online platforms to students in over 155 countries, I'm also a Course Facilitator for the UN-mandated University for Peace (Costa Rica) through their Centre For Executive Education.

My work is exhibited internationally and online and has received a number of awards. I earned my MFA from Pratt Institute in Computer Graphics and Interactive Media and also hold a BFA in Painting from Massachusetts College of Art and Design.