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iMovie Mastery Course - Learn How To Make Movies in 25 min

teacher avatar Greg Woo, Filmmaker, Programmer, Creator

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Lessons in This Class

12 Lessons (27m)
    • 1. Introduction

      0:57
    • 2. Episode 1 - Interface

      2:51
    • 3. Episode 2 - Editing

      2:58
    • 4. Episode 3 - Audio

      2:48
    • 5. Episode 4 - Video Tools 1/2

      2:14
    • 6. Episode 5 - Video Tools 2/2

      2:31
    • 7. Episode 6 - Overlay

      2:16
    • 8. Episode 7 - Titles

      1:01
    • 9. Episode 8 - Background & Maps

      1:39
    • 10. Episode 9 - Transitions

      1:40
    • 11. Episode 10 - Trailers & Themes

      2:55
    • 12. Episode 11 - Export & Share

      2:45
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About This Class

Do you want to learn to make movies but don't have time to sit through hours of videos? 

If you answered yes, then this course if for you!

Over the years, I've noticed that most courses out there are long, repetitive and outdated. You have to sit there and watch videos for hours which make the course hard to finish and time consuming. So thats why I decided to create a course that's time efficient and dynamic and fun!

I'll make sure to go through everything in depth while keeping the videos less than 3 minutes long. With 11 episodes, you'll be able to master iMovie in 25min!

So whether you are a complete beginner or an advanced user, I’m going to teach you everything you need to create great videos in iMovie.

For me, movie making is a passion and I've spent the last 8 years doing it. This means that I'll be able to teach you the tips and tricks to make your editing workflow much faster.

Additionally, all the footage I'm gonna be using will be available for download if you wanna follow along.

So I'm excited to have you join the course. Have fun in iMovie and I'll see you in the first video!

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1. Introduction: hi and welcome. My name is Greg Boo and are being structure for this movie Master Recourse. But before we begin, why should you join this cause? Well, I found that most guys out there are either too long, repetitive and outdated. And so you have to sit there and watch videos for hours, which makes the course hard to finish and time consuming. So that's why I decided to create a course that's fun, dynamic and time efficient. I'll make sure to go through everything in depth while keeping the video says in three minutes long. So whether you're a complete beginner or advanced user and a movie, I'm gonna teach you how to make great movies in 25 minutes movie making something that's really fun. And I'm really passionate about it as I've been doing it for the past eight years. So throughout this coast, I'm gonna be able to teach you the tips and tricks to make your editing work for a much faster plus. All the footage I'm gonna be using will be available for download if you want to follow along. So I'm really looking forward to having you in the course. Have fun night movie and I'll see you in the first episode 2. Episode 1 - Interface: Hey, and welcome to the eye movie Mass Records. This is the first video, and then this one, we're gonna show you how to start a project from scratch and get you editing as soon as possible. So the goal is really for you to be more and more used to the eye movie interface. All right, so let's start off by opening I movie. If you don't have it down with a yet, just go into the APP store and you can get it from here. Otherwise, you can just open it from your applications folder. So during this mass recourse, we're gonna be using the latest version of my movie. If you want to check your vision of our movie, just go into the menu bar, click on my movie, then about my movie. And so here you can see that we're using version 10.1 point nine, which is the latest one. So now let's start off by importing some media. There are several ways to do that. You can either click on the big import button or the smaller one up top, or you can even go into the menu bar click on file than import media. Now, just select the media you want to import for us is gonna be in the desktop. But if you have an iPhone or hard drive plugged in, you can also imported from here. By the way, you can download all the clips I'm gonna be using if you want to follow along. So now I'm just going to select a few clips and a few photos. So once are kept a selected, we're gonna create a new event To do this. Just go on top of your screen. Click on new event for us. We're just gonna call it I'm movie Master Recourse Click OK, and then click on import selected. You will notice that our little circle is getting filled up. That means that the clips were currently being imported. All right, so now that we have imported on media, let me show you how everything is organized. So I'm sure that you notice that the screen is split up into three on the left side, you have the library with all your different events. An event is like a folded A stores All your media, for instance, the I movie mastery course. Yvette is filled with the media we just imported. But the other one above has nothing because we haven't imported anything. Then in the middle, you have your media browser. This is where you can see each clip imported into the event. And lastly, on the right part, you have your media preview where you can see the media you're currently browsing. Now that it's so clear, let's jump into the good stuff. We're gonna create our own project. So go ahead and go on, top your screen and click on projects. Then create new, then movie. Do worry about trailers. We'll cover that in another video. All right, so now you may notice that the interface has changed a bit. We just introduced Timeline. This is where you're going to be able to edit your footage, and this is basically where your project is gonna come to life. All right, so now it's OK. In the next video, we'll go over how to add it, clips in the timeline and use basic tools in order to create your first movie. See you soon. 3. Episode 2 - Editing: Hey, and welcome to the second part of this. I'm movie master recourse In this video, we're gonna cover basic tools and techniques to edit videos. More specifically, we're going to see her at clips on the timeline, how to move them around and had a cut and trim them and the time line. So let's get started. Let's begin by putting a crib from her media to the timeline. So there are several ways to do that. You can either drag and drop it or click on the little plus sign. It's really up to you. But for this course are mostly gonna use the drug and job feature. By the way, you're not forced to put the entire clip into the timeline. If you want to, you can put on your part of it. It's really up to you. I noticed a little boat that's following your mouse. This is called the Play Head. This tells you which clip your viewing right now, and if you press enter, the movie will play from there. We can, of course, move the clips around in the timeline, and to delete one, simply select it and press the delete key. We can also put clips on top of one another. If you do that, the clip above is going to cover the one underneath it. Like so this is called overlay. It's very handy feature and will cover it more extensively in another video. Of course, if we noticed that we're missing some media for a project, we can always import some more. A little tip for you. If you're working with lots of media, it might be useful to market to better organize your browser to market clip just right, click on it and select, favorite or reject. You can also mark clips through the menu bar. By doing that, you will notice that a green or red bar appears on the clip. This tells you that a crypt is either Marcus favorite or rejected. You can now felt eclipse by simply clicking here. This makes it easier for you to sort the clips you like and the ones you don't. By the way, if a clip is used in the timeline in Orange Bar would appear, those indicators can be quite useful, especially when you're working with lots of different clips. All right, so now that you know how to add clipped into the timeline, let me show you how to trim and cut clips. So first, to trim a clip, you simply need to take the star or end of it in the just in length. Now, if you want a cochlear simply right, click on it and choose split lip or used a command command. Be I highly recommend remembering this shortcut as it can make your editing workflow much faster. Now, if you want to be more precise, you can always use a clip from otherwise. I personally recommend zooming in your timeline by pressing commend plus, but by simply adjusting Zoom slider on the right side of your screen. All right, so that's it. You've just learned the fundamentals of editing. I recommend practicing, cutting and movie clips around in the timeline, as this will greatly improve your editing skills. So in the next video, I'll teach you everything you need to know about audio in my movie. So your next time 4. Episode 3 - Audio: Hello and welcome to the third part of this. I'm movie mass recourse in this video. You learn everything about audio and I movie, so we're first going to learn how to adjust. The volume then will cover audio transitions and various ways to add audio clips, and lastly, we'll see audio filters and votes over. So let's get started. First, you may have noticed that the videos you put in the time line of audio attached to them to adjust the volume of diario, click and drag the are you up or down, depending on what you want. You can also adjusted volume by clicking the audio icon in the top right corner than moving this trader. The second slider on the screen is used to lower the volume of other clips that above or below the selected clip. You can also detach the audio from the clip by simply right clicking on it, then selecting detach audio. This is pretty useful as you'll be able to move around the audio however you want. Now let's talk about our your transitions to add one simply over your mouse over either end of your audio track and Jack Tebow icon this will allow your audio too slowly fit in. But no. How do we insert all your tracks? Well, you can import it like any other clip by clicking on the import button, then selecting your audio. Otherwise, you can go to the audio tab in the top left of your screen. From here, you can access your music from iTunes as well as a sound effect library or even your tunes made in garage Ben. I highly recommend you go through the Sound Effect Library as our town of cool sounds and musics that can fit any movie to really make sure to have a look. All right, Once you have selected your music, simply put it in the timeline like we did with the clips. You'll find that they automatically appear and green underneath your videos to trim car, adjust volume or add audio transitions. The same rules apply as regular clips. Another great feature is the ability to add audio filters. This can be done quite simply by clicking the icon, the top right of your screen, then selecting an audio filter of your choice. Lastly, we're gonna cover voiceovers. They can be created in my movie by clicking on the microphone icon. Once you click on it, new controls will appear. From there, you can change your input source if needed. Then place Replay head where you want the voice over to star and press the red button. A countdown will start before recording diorio. When you're done, press to stop. All right, you've just learned everything about audio and I movie in the next two videos or go over I movies built in video tools to improve the quality of your footage to your next time. 5. Episode 4 - Video Tools 1/2: Hey, and welcome to part four of this movie mass recourse in this video. We're gonna go over I movies built in video tools to make your footage look even more awesome. Were especially going to focus today on how to make color adjustments. So first, we're going to learn about auto and heads, then about color adjustments and finally, about video filters. So let's get started. First, we're going to look at the auto enhance feature to use it. Simply select the clip you want enhance, then click on this button. When collect, I'm movie will automatically try to improve your footage. This feature is very occasional as it can make your footage, of course, but in this case, the footage looks pretty good. Notice that the settings in blue are the ones that I movie automatically changed for us. Now let's move on to color adjustments. This will allow us to adjust the color balance of our clips. From here, you have several options, which are pretty much worked the same. First you select which setting you want to adjust. For instance, white balance. Then, from here, you used the I drop it'll to select the color you want to match your clip with. I recommend playing around with this as it can greatly help you change the look of your films. Next up, we have color correction. This tool uses sliders to adjust the colors of your clip under left. We have the brightness and contrast later. This would allow you to make the clip lighter or darker and adjusted difference between light and dark areas of your image. In the middle, we have the saturation slater to make your clip more or less colorful. Lastly, the temperature slider is used to make your colors warmer or cooler again. Just play around with this. You'll get the hang of it. All right, we're now gonna cover or last color to which is the clip filter. As the name suggests, this tour allows you to quickly add a pre made filter over your clip. This can be done quite easily by just kicking here, then selecting the clip filter you want. Of course, all of the tools we've seen in this video can be reset by kicking under reset button or their reset open. All right, so that's it. In the next video, we'll cover the remaining built in video tools and I movie and you'll learn how to crop. Stabilize and return your footage. See you next time. 6. Episode 5 - Video Tools 2/2: Hello and welcome to part five of this movie mass recourse in this video. We're going to cover the remaining built in video tools in my movie for a quick outline, we're going to learn how to crop, stabilize and re time your footage. So let's get started. We're gonna start with the cropping and stabilization tools. You can find them in the top right corner of your screen with a cropping tool. You have several options. Fit will show you the clip and four cropped to fill allows you to show only a part of the clip. To do this, simply resize their friend and click OK. Lastly, Ken Burns will give your clip a zoom in or zoom a effect. To use it. Simply select the start and and frames. If you want to switch the two frames, simply press on the switch button. The yellow area will show you the direction is going to take. Lastly, if you want to rotate your videos by 90 degrees, just press on these two birds. Next up, we have the stabilization tool. This tour allows you to fix footage that is too shaky with too much rolling shutter to use it simply select your clip. You want to stabilize, then click on the icon above. From here, you can try and stabilize shaky videos by clicking here. Once you've clicked, my movie will take a few minutes to automatically correct the clip. Once it's done, you can adjust the amount of stabilization. Of course, if you want to fix Rolling Shutter, just click on the other box. In general, I found that I movie did a pretty good job at fixing on one cheek, But make sure to go over afterwards. All right. Now let's move on to the speed, too. This one tends to be one of the most useful tools as it allows you to speed up or slow down the clip. You can even reverse the clip, which will make it run backwards. The freeze frame option is also pretty useful as it makes you look at the time I stopped to smooth option can then be targo down to make a transition between the clip and the freeze frame. We can also turn on the preserved pitch option to make sure that the sound isn't affected by the re time clip. Their speed tool can also be accessed from the Manu Bar and the modified tab, or by right clicking on your clip and selecting shore re time editor. From there, a slider can be used to manually re time your clips, notice the little icons. The Turo icon means that your clip has been slowed down and the rabbit icon means that your clip has been sped up. Of course, all of these tools can be reset by clicking on the reset button or the reset. Oh, but all right, so in the next video, we're gonna learn everything about overly I'll see you next time. 7. Episode 6 - Overlay: Hello and welcome to part six of this movie mass recourse in this video. We're going to learn everything about overlay. Like always. Let me give you a quick outline of what we're gonna cover. First, we're going to learn about cut away, then about green screen and, lastly, about split screen and picturing picture. So let's get started. First, let me remind you, what overly is overnight is when you put one clip on top of one another. When you do so, a new video tools appears. If you click on it, you'll see that you have several options. The first available option is called Caraway. From there, you'll be able to change your passage of your clip and also out of fade transition. This fate will appear on both sides of your clip. As you can see here, the next option is green screen. This allows you to remove the background of green or blue screen clips. All right, so for demonstration have included a green screen clip of a chicken and the fouls, so you're more than welcome to use it to practice your green screen feature. So we're going to remove this clip and used to Grinstein when instead, just put it over your clip like this. It's a bit long, so just cut it here. All right. Removed that. Now I can just select the green screen feature. And as you can see, the background has been removed. If my green screen is only covering part of my clip, I can use the softness lighter or the cleanup tools to get better results. Next up is the split screen feature to show you this feature. I'm gonna use the previous clip, so I'm just gonna remove that one. Then put the other one instead. Then you can click on overlay and choose split screen. This feature allows you to well, you know, split the screen between your two clips. And from there you can choose the position of your over late clip as well as a slight transition. All right, so lastly, the picture in picture feature allows you to resize your over a clip. To do that, simply select one of the corners of your clips in a justice size. You can also choose a start and an transition for your clip and customize the duration of that transition. Finally, it you can also choose to add a border or a shadow by just clicking here. All right, so there you go. You've just want everything about overlay. In the next video, we'll learn how to use titles in my movie. I'll see you next time. 8. Episode 7 - Titles: Hello and welcome to part seven of this. I'm movie Master Recourse does video. You're gonna learn how to add titles to your movies and then customize them. All right, so let's begin. Adding titles is pretty intuitive. Just go to the top left of your screen and click on titles. From there, you have access to a wide range of different titles. You can preview them by simply hovering your mouse over them. Two other one. Just click and drag it onto your time right? You can either place it on top of another clip or pretty as a standard on clip. Of course, you can cut and trim it like any other clip. Now to customize it. Just place your play head on the title, then double click on the text in the preview screen. You can also click on the title icon on the top right corner of your screen. From here, you'll be able to customize the text whether it's to phone to size the alignment, etcetera. You can also give it an outline or change the color. That's it. You've ruined everything about titles and I movie in the next video. We're doing everything about backgrounds and maps. I'll see you there 9. Episode 8 - Background & Maps: Welcome to part number A of this. I'm of you mastery course. In this video, we'll have a look. A T backgrounds and maps. We learned everything on how to use them, how to add them in their timeline and have a customized him. So let's jump right into it to use them. It's very similar to what we did with the titles. Just click on the background, just like titles we can pick and choose which background or map we want to use. Once we have it, we can simply just drag and drop it onto our timeline. Like any other clip you might be asking yourself, How could I use those clips in my movies? Well, I found that the maps were pretty self explanatory, but the backgrounds are pretty useful. If you want to place titles or photos for them, it allows you to change the default black background you have in my movie. So how do they work? They pretty much all work the same, except for the 1st 8 maps that can be animated and customized, so I'll show you how to do that. Start by selecting one of them and placing it into your timeline. From there, either double click on your clip or select the map I can't above. Once you're there, you can choose a star and and location pecan done. There you go, your maps air now. Animated. Of course, if you want, you can enter only one location, and I movie will just create a small assume effect on that specific location. Another tip for you. I found that if you used a Globe version of the maps, you'll have additional options that can be accessed by clicking on the style button, such as showing cities, clouds or even the nice human effect. That's it. You've done everything about backgrounds and maps. In the next video, we'll take a look at transitions. See you there. 10. Episode 9 - Transitions: welcome to part nine of this movie mass recourse in Dez video. We're gonna talk about transitions, so we've already seen Audrey Transitions in a previous video. But we haven't seen video transitions yet, so let's jump into it first. What is a transition? A transition is used to smooth out or blend to change from one clip toe, another that can be added by simply going into the transition tab. From there, you can just pick the one you like and place it at the end or start of your clip. You'll now see that a transition logo appears in between you two clips. If you double click on it, you will be able to easily change the duration of the transition to be even more precise. With your transitions, you can open the precision editor by record king on your transition and choosing show precision editor. From there, you'll be able to choose exactly when the transition takes place. Now a few quick tips If you want to quickly add across the self transition, which is the default one that I movie, you can either right click on the clip and choose add cross dissolves or, if you wanna go faster, you can use a shortcut. Command T. When you do that, I movie will place across the self transition on both ends of your clip. One less step. Transitions are not limited to be used in between clips. You can also use them for the star or the end of your movies. This will give you a nice fade in that is often overlooked. We can also add fade to black transitions to the store and other projects by going to the settings tab. From there, you can choose which option you are and your notice that low icon appears on the clip. All right, so that's it. Given everything about transitions in the next video, we'll learn about trailers and themes. See you next time. 11. Episode 10 - Trailers & Themes: Hello and welcome to part 10 of this I movie mass recourse. So far we've only worked inside a custom movie project we made. But in this video we're gonna cover traders and themes, which are little different to what we've seen so far. All right, so let's get right into it. Let's start out with themes. Themes are just templates that can be applied to your movies. To select the theme, click in setting on the right side of your screen, then select the theme you want and click change. Once you have selected a theme, you'd have access to special titles and transitions that are specific to that theme. You can also select the automatic Contin box if you want. I movie to automatically add titles and traditions for you. If you want to remove the theme, go back into settings and click on no theme, then change. All right, so now let's move on to traders. If we go back into the Projects tab, you'll be asked to enter a name for your current project. So just do that. And now let's click on create a new project. You'll notice that we have two options so far We've only picked movie but can also create a one minute Hollywood style trailer very easily. All right, so let me show you how it works. First click on trailer. From there, you have a white range of different templates that you can preview by clicking on the payback. Please note that once you start editing, you won't be able to switch the templates that we did with the themes. So make sure you pick the right one. Once you've selected the one you like, just click on, Create Carson. Now you probably noticed that the interface is a lot different, as it doesn't have a timeline like we had before. Instead, the timeline has been replaced by tabbed interface. In the Outline tab, you'll be able to change the intro titles and credits. For instance, we can easily change the title by simply typing it here. As you can see, the changes are made automatically as we type. Now, if you move on to the storyboard tab, you'll have an outline of your trader. So from there you'll be able to add video clips. Notice that I movie tells you how long the clip should be and what kind of clips are recommended for each section. For example, here it's better to use a wide shot of someone. And like here, when action shot is needed if you want, you can also add your clips in the shortly step. So here the clips are grouped by kind. So once you add one here, the shot will automatically be added into your story board. I found that the shot list especially useful once you've added a lot of different clips in your trailer, and you want to see if the action shots are in order or if one should be swept with another . Our answer. Lastly, if you want, you can also convert your trailer into a movie project by simply going into file, then converted to movie. This allows you to truly customize your project like we did before, all right, so now we have seen how to create projects, whether it's a movie or trailer and the next video, I'll show you how to export your films and share to your friends. See you next time 12. Episode 11 - Export & Share: Hey, and welcome to Part 11 and the last part of this time of the mass recourse. So in this video we'll see the last step in movie editing, which is the export. So we're gonna cover the movie theater, how to share your project with your friends and also how to simply get your movie as a file . So let's jump into it. Once your project is finished, just go ahead and click on the share button on the top right of your screen. From there, you have different options, depending on how you want to export your movie. The first option is the movie theater. It's a platform that works with your iCloud account, and so every project that you add to the theater will also be accessible on all your other devices. So stick on that now we're gonna be redirected to the future tab, and from there your senator loading bar appears as opposed to project to the cloud. If you want to check, which I can't account you're using, simply click on the cloud I come and your system preferences will open up and tell you which account you're logged into. Of course, if you ever want to rename or delete the video? You can do that here by simply clicking here. Now let's go back to her project and explode the other exporting options. You can also share your project by mail, iTunes or other video sharing platforms. For these methods, you'll be asked to log into your account, so just follow the on screen instructions. Otherwise, if you want to save the frame you're currently viewing, click on Image. I find that it's pretty useful if you want to film them for your video. Lastly, if you simply want your project as a video file on your hard drive, go ahead and click on file. From there, you'll have a preview of your film if you want. You can also add your project to the theater by simply clicking here. You can also change the name, the resolution and the overall quality of your file. Notice that as you change the resolution, the size of your file is gonna change. Once you're done, click on Next Conceive are so now your project is going to export. Two little white circle in the top right corner allows you to check the progress of your export. Once we're done, a notification will appear to let you know that the expert was successful. All right, so now you know how to export your movies. And since this was the last video you officially completed, the time of the mass recourse, I hope that this course was really helpful. And that now you know more about my movie and video editing as a whole. You know, I took a lot of time and effort to make this videos as dynamic and easy to understand as possible. So I would greatly appreciate it if you could leave me some positive feedback or just some ideas on how I could improve myself on future courses. Of course, if you have some friends that want to learn how to use I movie, please share the scores with them. And if you have some additional questions, don't hesitate to contact me here. I'd be more than happy to help out. All right, so that's it for me. Thank you very much for being part of this course, and I'll see you guys another time.