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iMovie The Complete Guide to iMovie: Beginner to Expert

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20 Lessons (1h 37m)
    • 1. 2019 iMovie Course: Why You Need to Take This Course to Become an Editing Machine!

    • 2. About Instructor and This iMovie Course

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

    • 4. What are Events? Let's Open iMovie and Learn How to Make Events

    • 5. Using Backgrounds and Animated Maps

    • 6. Titles and Fonts and Backgrounds Oh My!

    • 7. Bringing Footage Onto Timeline

    • 8. iMovie Effects Color Correction

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

    • 10. iMovie Effects Camera Stabilizer

    • 11. iMovie Effects Record Voice

    • 12. iMovie Effects Speed and Your Footage

    • 13. How to Use the Green Screen Effect

    • 14. More Fun Editing Effects Using the Overlay Tool

    • 15. Beginning to work on Our Edit By Placing Clips on Timeline

    • 16. Using Stock Clips and Audio to Enhance Your Edit

    • 17. Trimming Footage to the Beat and Fine Cutting Our Edit

    • 18. Keying Voice and Music Tracks

    • 19. Adding a Lower Thirds Title and Final Effects

    • 20. How to Export Your Video

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About This Class

Hi there soon to be iMovie Editing Experts!

This iMovie Course is going to teach you everything that you need to know about iMovie, from how to use tools and effects to how to put footage to music and create an engaging and awesome video edit!

If you have an interest in editing and an eagerness to learn how to edit in a creative way then this course is for you!

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

-How to import footage and other media into iMovie

-How to create in and out points in your raw footage

-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

-How to stabilize shaky footage

-How to speed up or slow mo footage and reverse footage

-How to record your own voice in iMovie

-How to flip your footage

-How to make bad audio sound better

-How to Work with Green Screen

-How to cut clips on the beat of music

-How to make decisions as an editor

-How to create an engaging video edit using talking head footage, b-roll clips, music, voice over and a logo!

-And so much more!!!

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1. 2019 iMovie Course: Why You Need to Take This Course to Become an Editing Machine!: hi and welcome to this course where you're going to go from being a beginner and I'm movie toe a NY movie pro. If this is your first time using I movie or editing, for that matter, that's a OK, because by the end of this course, you're gonna be very, very comfortable in my movie and editing a video project. Hi, my Name's Alley. I'm a professional video editor from Toronto, Canada. I added everything from travel videos, toe flogs to promo videos to commercials. In this course, we're going to cover everything about my movie, the different tools and tricks. You have an eye movie to take your videos to that next level, as well as how to make decisions and think like a creative editor. You're gonna learn how to make videos that you're proud of and that stand out after we go over. All of my movies, features and how to use them were actually going to create a one minute video promo together that has talking heads, footage, B roll clips, music and voice over so that you can really get hands on experience editing and I movie. I've supplied you with all of the video assets that you need to follow along. You're gonna learn how to import footage, use backgrounds, map animations and text on screen. Had to reduce shaken footage. Had a color. Correct your footage. How to speed of your footage and slow down your footage. How they work with green screen clips. How to record Voice over in my movie had a clean up audio. You'll learn how to export your video so you can save it and share it and so much more. By the end of this course, you're going to know exactly how to use I movie and feel confident doing. So you're also didn't know how to create and tell on engaging story with video. So if you're ready and excited toe, learn how to use my movie and to start making videos that you're going to be proud of that are going to impress your friends, family and co workers. Then a role now and I can't wait to see you in the course 2. About Instructor and This iMovie Course: hi and welcome to this course where you're going to go from being a beginner and I'm movie toe a NY movie pro. If this is your first time using I movie or editing, for that matter, that's a OK, because by the end of this course, you're going to be very, very comfortable in my movie and editing a video project. I absolutely love telling a story through the art of editing, and I'm editing all the time. I also absolutely love teaching people how to do what I do. So I'm creating courses very frank, you clearly about video editing and pretty much everything. Media related Hi, My Name's Alley and my fiance and I own a corporate and commercial video production company in Toronto, Canada, where we specialize in creating corporate videos, promo videos and commercials. We also have a YouTube channel called Alley and Will, where we have travel videos, flogs how twos and all that good stuff, and this is where I have the creative freedom to make my video. Edits as fun and is out there is I want to so feel free to check out our you to channel. If you'd like to see our editing style when it comes to flogs and travel videos. It's really important to me to stay up to date with the latest editing trends, and I think an absolutely great place to start as an editor is with I movie. In this course, we're going to cover everything about my movie, the different tools and tricks. You have an eye movie to take your videos to that next level, as well as how to make decisions and think like a creative editor and so much more. By the end of this course, you're going to know exactly how to use I movie and feel confident doing. So you're also didn't know how to create and tell on engaging story with video. Be sure to go to the class project section of this course so that you can download all the assets you need to follow along. I'm very excited for you to take the next steps to become a pro in my movie, so let's get right into it. 3. 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 4. What are Events? 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. 5. Using 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. 6. 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 7. 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, and when we start working on an actual video at it, we're gonna use a few of them, and I'm really excited to go through that with you. But first, let's look at the different effects that I movie has. 8. 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. 9. 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. 10. 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. 11. 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 12. 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 13. 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. 14. 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. 15. Beginning to work on Our Edit By Placing Clips on Timeline: Now that we've covered the basics of I'm movie and the tools that you can work with in your edit, let's put an actual edit together in this lesson. We're going to be selecting the clips that we will be using in our video project and loosely putting them together on our time line. This is a great starting point. When you're editing, we're gonna be trimming any of the clips. At this point. Rather were first going to be putting the story of this video at it together by using both the talking head clips that tell the story as well as the B roll clips. Better the visuals. Beckham further emphasize what's being said in the talking head clips. All right, so let's start with a clean slate and brand new project, so to create a new project here in my movie, What we're gonna do is go up to this projects tap here and click on it. You'll see here projects is selected and let's click on, Create New. We're going to be creating a new movie. Great. This new project that we're gonna be working on a new movie is currently called My movie eight for me. It might have a slightly different name for you, depending on how many projects you've already worked on an I'm movie or haven't worked on the nine movie, we can change the name of that a little bit later. For now, though, with our brand new project, let's click on this important media button here, an import, our footage that is within the video editing project folder following along. Select that footage folder and press imports elected. And there we go. All of the footage from that folder has been brought into our mind. Media Been If we wanted to change the sizing of these thumbnails, we could click on this wrench looking icon here and increase the clip size. Let's decrease it so that we can see three clips within every row. We could also zoom into the clips using this slider here. I'm gonna bring that far to the left so it says all and we can choose to have our audio show way forms or not show way forms. I'll just scroll down in the media, been here so you can see the wave forms that are showing within these last three clips here . So if we unchecked audio show way forms, we would no longer see those way forms. Let's check it again. These three clips here. These last three clips are talking head clips, which are clips that have someone speaking to camera. They have audio in them, and the rest of these clips are considered B roll clips. B roll clips are the visuals that accompany the A role. So in this case, the A role is the talking head clips. These three talking head clips Here are the main elements of this video editing project that we're working on. They show the host, which in this case is me, and they have the talking points that will tell the story and help this edit flow nicely. And then these B roll clips will also help, visually, a company those important a role clips. For example, when the host talks about how beautiful the town of Nelson is toe live in these to be role clips. Let's just click off of that wrench There. These to be role clips that showcase the houses in the town of Nelson would further amplify the point that the host is trying to make, and they're nice visuals to accompany what the host is saying. Before you bring any of the footage on the timeline to start editing it, it's a great idea to scrub over the footage, get an idea of what you have available toe work with for the sake of demonstration and ensuring that you can get the most out of this course in an efficient way. I have an idea of where I'd like each of these clips to be shown within this video editing project. And as you follow along, I'll explain why I've chosen certain clips to be shown in certain areas of this editing project. Let's start bringing footage down onto the timeline, and we're gonna do this in an organized way, considering how we'd like this story and this promo to unfold, these 1st 3 clips here will showcase the beautiful mountains, the lake and the scenery in and around the town of Nelson area. So we'll begin by bringing these three clips on the timeline so following along, select the first clip, hold down shift on your keyboard and select that last clip so that you've selected all three of these clips and let's drag them onto the timeline. Great. I'll scrub over this first clip just to show you. It shows this beautiful reveal of a wide shots of a mountain and a lake, which cuts very nicely toe a closer upshot of the mountain here. And then we have one more beautiful wide shot of the lake and the mountain. Next, let's scroll down in or my media been and select this first talking head clip here that's 12.8 seconds long. Have a listen to all three of these talking head clips so that you have an idea of what's being said in each of them, because what we'll be doing is finding B roll clips that can nicely accompany what's being said in each of these talking head clips. We'll bring this 1st 1 to the end of the timeline here and place it after these 1st 3 clips in a scroll over to the right on my timeline and since the host mentions how beautiful Nelson is and how people go to this town for a visit and end up loving it so much that they buy a home will choose to add a few B roll clips that showcase the beautiful town of Nelson and Homes. So going back up to the my media been and scrolling up this clip here it is the fifth clip showing in the my media Been That's 8.7 seconds long. This is a beautiful clip that showcases some of the scenery and Nelson as well as the rooftops of homes. So let's select this clip on. What we're gonna do is instead of dragging it to the right of the talking head clip, we're going to drag it on top of the talking head clip about midway through the talking head club. The reason that we're doing this is because we're loosely going to place it above the area that the host mentions how people end up buying home when they visit Nelson. Go ahead and scrub your cursor over the talking head clip and this second clip, as you can see, the second clip that overlaps the first clip is the clip that shows. And even though the visual of this second clip above is showing, you will still be able to hear what's being said on the talking head clip below. Great. Now let's grab one more clip of the town of Nelson. This clip in the My media been to the right of the rooftop houses that's 9.1 seconds long, shows a beautiful wide shot of the town of Nelson. With that clip selected, let's drag it onto the timeline. And as you can see, I movie wants you to bring this clip down beside the talking head clip instead of on the second track here, where that rooftop B roll clip ends. That's fine for now. We'll adjust that a little bit later when we start fine cutting this video edit scrolling over to write again on the timeline. We will bring our next clip down this clip here off the mountain top that's 5.2 seconds long. Let's drag that to the end of the timeline. Wonderful next muscle at this clip. That's 8.8 seconds long that showcases this beautiful shot off the lake in the mountains. And Nelson. Let's drag that to the end of the timeline to the right of this mountaintop clip and now will select the second talking head club again. Have a listen to it. In it, the host mentions the beautiful waterfront Nelson, so it be great to have a few B roll clips off the beautiful waterfront that can accompany this talking head clip. So first will drag this talking head clip to the end of the timeline. Now we'll grab this shot. Here in the my media been that's 8.2 seconds long that shows the waterfront, the sailboats and the bridge like that. And again we'll dragon over top of the talking head clip about half way through the talking head clip and place it. They're wonderful. Let's sell it. This other wider shot of the beautiful waterfront that's 12.9 seconds longs will drag bat to the end of the timeline. And now let's let this last talking head clip here that 17 seconds long dried bat to the end of the timeline will scroll over. And next we will select this clip here that's 14.1 seconds long and drag that the very end of the timeline. So we have very loosely placed all of the footage on the timeline, and we have chosen B roll to use before and after each talking head quip that work nicely to tell the story and give this video at it. Project a nice flow. In the next lesson, we're going to start bringing this video edit together more. I'll see you in there. 16. Using Stock Clips and Audio to Enhance Your Edit: all right, so we have our video clips loosely placed in order for this video editing project. That's awesome. And one thing that we need to sort out is that one of the talking head clips mentions how great the ski hills are in this beautiful town. But we don't have any footage showcasing the ski hills now when you put it and edit together. Although it's Great toe have B roll clips that show the specific visuals of what is being mentioned in your talking head clips. It's not completely essential, but just in case you ever are working on a video at it, putting it together. And you just really wish that you had that one clip that, unfortunately, didn't film. You do have some options, so let's go to our Web browser and type into the search bar videos dot pecs als dot com like he saw before. This is where we can go to get royalty free video clips that don't require you to attribute the creator in the search bar here. Let's type in Ski hill, impress entering or keyboard and let's scroll down so we can check out some of our options here. You can scrub your most over these thumbnails to get an idea of what the clip looks like. I'm liking this people snowboarding at a resort clip, so I'm going to click on it and you can follow along Great. The license says that this is free for personal and commercial use, no attribution required. So let's click free download. You compress command tab on your keyboard to tab over to your find your window. And depending on where your downloads go, you'll want to move this downloaded clip into your video editing project folder. I have a stock footage folder where that downloaded clip has been placed. I'll click on the music folder here, and this royalty free song that I have chosen to use in this video edit is watermarked, and the reason it's watermark is because it is a preview. I haven't purchased this song or the rights to it. Typically, what I do when I'm putting video at this together is I download a few of the preview files that have that watermarked I d. Throughout the song and see how they work with my video editing the footage, and I do this before purchasing a royalty free song just to make sure that I like the sound and the feeling the vibe that the song ads within my edit. I'll show you where I got this song from going back over to my Web browser. I will click on this second tab here, and you can also check out Audio jungle dot net there several different Web platforms that you can go to to find and purchase royalty free music. In some cases, you can even find free to use royalty free music. Personally, I think Audio Jungle has some great options when it comes to songs in. Like I said, this is where I got the song that we're gonna be using within this edit. Let's go back into my movie. Go up to this import button here and click on it. Select the stock footage folder and press import selected, and there's your struck footage clip. Let's go back up to the import button again. Click on it, Select our music folder and Press Import selected. And here is our watermarked audio Jungle song. Wonderful. In the next lesson, we're going to start trimming these clips and arranging them on the timeline to really bring the edit together. We'll see you in there 17. Trimming Footage to the Beat and Fine Cutting Our Edit: All right, So now we're gonna really start bringing this edit together and find cutting it, trimming the fat, so to speak. And we'll be doing this by trimming our clips to the beat of the music in that royalty free watermarks song that we have. So let's drag that down from the mind. Media been below the footage on the timeline. Excellent. And like I mentioned earlier, this music track came from Audio Jungle. It is a preview track, and it has the audio jungle I d throughout it. So as the music's playing, you're going to hear the audio jungle i D. If you are ever editing a video, especially if you're editing a video, this not just for you but for a paying client. It's always good to download the watermark version of the song, edit to it and then send a rough cut of your video with that watermarked I d. Still in the song to make sure that your client is happy with the flow of the edit, the way everything's looking and they're happy with this song before you actually purchase it. Cool. Okay, so now that we have our music track place down on the timeline we're going to start firming are clips to the beat in the music. You don't absolutely have to be cutting your clips on the beat of music when you're editing . But overall, in most cases, it does feel a little bit better as you're watching a video edit to see one clip end in the next clip begin on the beat of music. So this is more of a loose role when it comes to editing, and one that we're gonna follow in this particular case. So let's play that music track through for a moment. Here we go. Order your jungle. Okay, so in this particular track, we're going to cut the majority of our B roll clips on the beat that comes up here. But bottom up by the father, the brother, that on that. And forgive me for my terrible attempts at trying to home Definitely no, the singer. Anyway, let's get to it. So I'm gonna just zoom into the timeline by holding down command and the plus key a few times on my keyboard. Scroll over. Okay, so we're gonna trim this first clip to this area here where that first back is and will do that by dragging this first clip to the left. Great. Okay, so this is a bit of a tedious process. I want to warn you, but we don't have to too many clips on this timeline, so it shouldn't take too long. Just follow along and we will get through it as quick as we can here. So press the space bar again. What? Your junk and trim that next clip to that that the on that is where you want to trim the next clip. Another way to think of it is to count to the beat of music and cut on the one. So I'll play this through again with the cursor at the beginning of the timeline, and you'll see that when I get to one, that's where this cut will take place. And then the next cut in the footage. Here we go. 1234123412341 and again hit the space bar on the keyboard. When you get to that next one in your four count and drag that third clip to the beat, their wonderful And now we're at the talking head clip. For the time being, let's bring down the volume of the music to 25% so that we can hear what's being said in the talking head clips and what we're gonna be doing in the next lesson. Once we've cut all of our footage to the beat is we're gonna be learning how to adjust the volume when talking head clips come up accordingly. In the meantime, though, let's press our space bar on the keyboard to play the talking head stuff through here and at the point that the host starts mentioning how people come for a visit and end up buying a home. That is where we will position the upcoming B roll clip that's currently above this talking head clip here. So right around the part where the host says people come for visit. That is where we will press our space bar again so that we make this marker lying here and we will drag that beer Oh, clip over. So that's kissed up right to that marker line there. Let's actually select this B roll clip that's above the talking head clip and drag it to the point where the host says, and end up buying on that word buying. We will press the space bar again to create this mark. A point here. Now let's drag this clip that's currently on the right. That's 9.1 seconds long above the talking head clipped, and we're actually gonna drag it to the left so that it starts to trim that previous B roll clip of the rooftops. Great. Whenever you are reviewing your edit and making sure that you're happy with where the B roles placed on your timeline, be sure to bring your cursor a little bit farther toe left, Then where those new bureau clips start because you want to just have a few seconds of watching your edit and seeing the flow of it build up to that point that you've trimmed those beautiful clips rather than starting toe. Watch through directly when the B roll clips begin. So let's bring our cursor against the beginning of the talking head clip. So hit the space bar on your keyboard where the host finishes saying this place offers incredible. So the last word will here is incredible with this particular wide shot of the town showing where we've press the space bar there. After the word incredible, we will drag this wide shot clip to so that now it only shows for 1.8 seconds. All right, Amazing. So now we're going to go into our mind media been Let's scroll down to the bottom here and find this stock footage clip that we downloaded. What? Select this clip and drag it onto the timeline above this talking head clip. And we're gonna make sure that this clip plays during the part where the host mentions that Nelson has great ski and snowboarding hills. Let's go to the end of this clip and drag it inwards so that it ends where the talking head clip ends. And I'm noticing that I made this wide shot of the town of Nelson a little bit short, So I'm gonna drag it over to write a little bit to extend the length of it. And in doing that, it's also making this stock footage clip a little bit shorter. OK, so now let's bring our cursor sort of midway through this talking head clip so that we can play through. And once the talking head clip ends, we're gonna really pay attention, toe wear, the music beat starts to kick in again and trim that next clip on the timeline to the right of the talking head clip over onto the beat and will continue cutting the beer. Oh, clips to the beat of music like we've been doing until we get the next talking head clip. So let's press the space bar to play that through. No, no. Okay, so as we're playing through, you can follow along and we're going to trim these clips to the beat and it's your turn. Start listening for the beat in the music and deciding where one B roll clip should end and the next should begin. I will trim this bureau clip to the beat of the music. Great, Let's dream this clip here to the beat and now we have another talking head clip. So what we'll do is press the space bar to play this through, listen to the talking head clip and what is said, and we will move this B roll clip here that shows the beautiful lake and the bridge in the background the sailboats to about midway through, over top of the talking head clip So let's play this through the waterfront. Nelson is gonna use beautiful Putin the lake. Okay, so we're gonna drag this people clip right there so that it shows up as soon as the host says with views of beautiful Cooney Lake. So the host will only be seen on camera for a second or two before this beautiful beer. Oh, clip shows up. And this bureau clip here is pretty long. It's 8.2 seconds right now, and it actually starts to really show that beautiful bridge a second or two into the clips . So follow along. Let's drag the beginning this clip to the right so that we trim the beginning of that clip . You can look at the preview window to see where the clip is going to now begin. Let's make sure this clip is trimmed at the beginning so that when it plays, it begins by showing the sailboat on the right here, fully in frame. Beautiful. Now that we've trimmed the beginning of that clip so that it begins with a more pleasing frame, let's drag it over top again over the part of the talking head clip that begins with the word with you can see in the way form here that after the host says this first part of her script, there's a little bit of a pause before this word with is shown. So you want this B roll clip tow line up with and begin where that pauses. Now let's go to the end of this bureau clip and drag it inwards, so the shorter at about 3.7 seconds long. Let's scrub over bit to check out this next beautiful B roll clip. Again, This clip is pretty long, and I do like the beginning of it, showing on the right. The tree branches will Onley trim the end of this clip. But first, let's select this clip and drag it over top of the talking head clip. So that's right beside the other B roll clip that shows the lake and the bridge. So let's drag the end of this bureau clip to the left to trim it so that it ends when the talking head clip ends. Right after that, we have this talking head clip here to sum up the Nelson experience and why people should visit the beautiful town of Nelson. Great. Let's scrub our cursor over to the end of this clip, and let's trim the last seconds of this clip again, making sure that you're checking out the way form. Here, you can see where the host stops talking, because the way form just stays consistently low. So let's drag the end of this clip to the left a little bit so that this clip ends as soon as the speaking part is done. And then this final clip here that shows walking we will trim a little bit because it's pretty long will cut this clip where the music starts to naturally slow down. We're letting this final clip play out onscreen a little longer than the other clips, because we'll be adding a transition to it at the end. Looking at the time code here on the timeline will drag this last clip inwards so that it only shows until 105 And what we can also do is scrub over to the end of the timeline so that we can see the end of the music track and let's drive this music track so that it ends when the last clip is shown. Perfect. Let's scroll over to the beginning of the timeline, where these 1st 3 clips are. Now, let's add the voice over track to this edit. Click on the import button here and making sure were in the video editing folder. Let's select this voiceover folder and click Import selected. And now this voiceover tracks in on My media been selected and drag it underneath these three B ro clips and you'll see that it moves that music truck down. You also see that this voice over track overlaps with the talking head clip, and we don't want that because then we would hear both the talking head clip and the voice over track place simultaneously. So let's extend the length of these 1st 3 clips so that they play out onscreen a little bit longer to the duration that this voice over track plays until, with this third B roll clip selected, let's drag it out to the right a little bit further and will also drive the second bureau clip out a little bit longer. Next, let's bring our cursor to the very beginning of the timeline, and what we're going to do with these three B roll clips is because we now have a voiceover recording that's going to be the most prominent part of the audio being heard. Having these 1st 3 bureau clips cut on the beat of music isn't as necessary, since the music volume will be pretty low. And it won't be nearly as obvious that these 1st 3 clips aren't changing on the beat of music. Rather, the focus will be what's heard from the voiceover recording. It's nice to have this First Bureau clip here that reveals this beautiful scenery a little bit longer than the next to be real clips, and the reason for that is because coming up, we're gonna be adding a local over top of this clip, and it's nice to have logos be shown on screen a little bit longer than just a second or two. You'll see what I mean. This is great. We've put together a fine cut of this edit. Feel free to watch the work you've done over and remember, this is your project and your learning experience. If you want to adjust the length of any of these clips, go for it and get comfortable with the trimming of clips to the beat of music in the next lesson, we're gonna work on King the audio so that the music gets louder and quieter, depending on when the talking head clips are shown. And when music is playing to be rolled clips, we'll see you in that. 18. Keying Voice and Music Tracks: Hey, everyone, welcome back. Okay, let's get right into this by taking a look at all of our talking audio parts. We have a voice over audio clip and three talking head parts. We're going to raise the volume a little bit because all of these audio tracks were recorded at a lower volume. So let's raise this voice over track toe 141% and press command and the plus key To zoom into this audio, you'll see that a few parts of the audio start to peek in the red. So let's hover over this first audio clip right where this way form begins and you can see a little bit of red showing just before that way form begins on this adjust volume line with the altar option key. Press down, click on your mouse and what you've just done is added a key frame. Let's go to the other side of this portion of the way, form skin pressed down the altar option key on your keyboard and click on that adjust volume line that has added a second key frame. Now we're gonna go into the center of this way form that's Peking with your cursor, Hold down the altar option key and put another key frame down. This is called Keying Your Audio. When the way form shows yellow, that's good. And overall, that's where you want your voice over tracks to be, so we are going to go through King. Every single part of this way form in this course because it is quite a TV ist task while worth it, because it will make your audio sound professional and great. But you'll get an understanding of what to do after we go through a few examples here and remember to follow along with your cursor over this middle key frame. Let's click on your mouse and drag it down to 71% and you'll see when you're doing that that you're keying that part of the audio that's Peking down so that it's no longer peeking . So typically any part that's Peking you would want to keep down so that the red isn't showing and any parts that Aaron Green you would want to raise slightly. Let's give this portion of the audio here with your cursor over top of the adjust volume line will put a key friend here. Go over to the right a little bit. Put a second key frame here, and just before we see this other portion of the audio in the red will add another key frame. Let's add another key frame to the left of that great. And now let's drag the second last key from up to 360%. We'll go back to this key from here on the left and raise it up to 251%. There we go. And with our cursor over this talking head clip here, making sure you can see these two arrows, let's just the volume by bringing it up to 2 24 Great will scroll over to this next talking head clip and adjust the volume to 112%. Let's raise this last talking head clipped to 112% as well. One more thing that we can do is scrolling over to the beginning of the timeline. Let's go to the end of this voiceover clip. You'll notice that there's about 1/2 2nd of space in the way form here. Let's split that wait for him. This is something you could do with both your footage and your audio tracks. So making sure this audio wait for miss selected. Let's bring her cursor in between this way form where this empty gap in the audio is and right. Click with your mouse select split clip. And as you can see, this audio clip has now been cut. It's now been split into two clips. Let's drag the right portion of this audio clip over slightly so that we're trimming some of this blank space. And let's drag this voiceover clip to the left. Wonderful! Now let's Keilar music Way form. We will do this by I'm just going to drag the timeline up so I can see a bit more of it. So with our music tracks elected, let's come to the end of this voiceover clip here, and what we're going to do is the same thing. But with our music audio, we currently have the music volume at 25%. Let's scroll over to the beginning of this editing project. We have our voice over track beginning right away at the beginning of this edit, So having our music volume in 25% works here. That's nice and low, so that will be able to hear the voice over track while the music softly plays in the background. Let's grow over on our timeline to the end of this talking head clip, and now we have these to be row clips playing without any dialogue underneath. This is where we want a key, our music volume, so that it nicely and naturally raises while these to be role clips are shown. And then after these to be real clips end and the next talking head clip begins, we want the volume of her audio to seamlessly lower in volume. So bringing the cursor toe where the first talking head clip ends and the first B roll clip begins. We will select the music track paying attention to where this way form ends and the talking head clip will bring our cursor slightly in. So that's sort of in the middle of that last bump in the way form following down to the music track. Let's hover over the adjust volume, hold down the altar option key on your keyboard and click so that we've got one key for him down in the music track. now bringing your cursor over to the right a little bit further into where this B roll clip shows. Let's bring your cursor over the volume track again, hold down the all option can or keyboard and put down a second key frame. The trick here is you want the first key frame that you put down to begin sort of in the center of the last way form bump, and then the second key from you put on the music track you want to have placed slightly after the next B roll clip shows up with the second key frame that's on the music. Just underneath this mountain B roll clip. Let's click on your mouse and dragged that key from upwards to 100%. So you can see here that these two key frames gradually bring up the volume of the music. Let's bring your cursor over to the left, where the skiing Vero clip begins. An on your own. Play that back and pay attention to how smoothly and suddenly the volume raises. It should feel really nice and really natural. That's what you want. Let's scroll over toe where this next talking head clip begins and we're going to do the same thing. Bring that cursor just before the talking head clip so that it's pretty close to the end of this beagle clip. Here on the super wide shot of Nelson hovering over. Adjust volume. Press Ault option on your keyboard and click now, bringing your cursor over to the right so that it sits within the first way. Form bump, Press Ault option and add another key frame with this last key. From here you can select it and drag it down to 25%. So that's consistent with the volume of the music that was played at the beginning of her editing project. Let's scroll over to where this last talking head clip ends, and we're going to do the same thing. So again, with her cursor placed in the middle of that last way, form Bump will hover over the adjust volume on her music track, pressed the altar option key on your keyboard and click to create that first key frame, and will scrub over a few frames into the Spero clip. Impress the altar option key to create another key from I will raise this last key from up to 100%. Now let's scroll over to the very end of the music here and bring her mouse over this circle on the music track so that you can see these two arrows. Let's click down with our mouths and dragged the circle inwards to about a 103 0.32. What this is doing is fading the music out as you're following along, pause at any time and listen to it to see what it's doing. King, your audio is really important, especially when you're working with talking head footage and music. Using key frames to suddenly raise and lower the volume of your music and have it work nicely with talking head audio will make your edits feel more professional. Excellent. And with that we will see you in the next lesson. 19. Adding a Lower Thirds Title and Final Effects: the Ken Burns effect that we saw earlier that naturally zooms the logo in as this edit place through. Let's click on the overly icon and in the drop down menu here, let's elect picture in picture. When you select this, it decreases the size of the logo and gives you the option to drag the local bigger, like so following along. You can increase the size of this logo. I like it this size so that it sits in the middle of the frame but isn't too big. So now it's actually smaller than it originally. Waas. Cool. OK, so now let's bring her Kirsty to the beginning of this timeline. Here I'm in a press command and the plus key on my keyboard to zoom in and make sure this locals dragged to the very beginning of this timeline. Let's also go to the end of this local clip and drag it inwards so that it ends when this first clip ends. And let's bring her cursor to the beginning of the timeline press based part to play that through and see how it's looking. Talked away in the untouched Selkirk Mountains in southern British Columbia, Canada. You will find. You'll also notice that a cross dissolve will take place on this clip. So I'm liking the look of that. As this beautiful scenery is revealed. So is the logo, and you'll notice at the end of this local showing here on the timeline where this circle above the local is Ah, fade starts to take place in the local to naturally fade that out hovering over the logo, we could drag these two circles in, which would extend the length of the fade. Let's press command Z because I actually like the fade the way it is very cool. So that's a look at how to add a logo into your video. If you're working with logos, it's nice to have a logo on the first clip of your video or on the last clip of your video . Sometimes having a logo on both the first club in the last clip works as well. Very nicely. Let's bring the cursor over top of the talking head clip here. Next, let's create a lower thirds title, and the reason we're doing that is because we won't give the host a little bit of credibility by showing her name and her job title or the company that she works for and in this case, adding the lower third title. When you see the host for the first time, speaking like we see here creates a more professional feel. Let's go to the tab titles and click on it, and you can hover over these lower third titles. Let's let the standard lower third title and drag that onto the timeline above this talking head clip. This lower third title currently will be on screen for four seconds, and we don't really want it overlapping this B roll clip we wanted toe on Lee be shown while the host is shown. So let's drag the end of this lower third title to the left so that it ends and no longer shows. When this B roll clip begins to show. Let's click on the lower third title and make sure it selected it is. And now let's double click on the preview window here. When you double click, the first line of text will be highlighted. Let's change this. I'm gonna put the host name on the host, so I will put my name Ali Saunders. Now let's bring her cursor to the second line here and select it. Highlight that text and type in travel host. Remember, we could change the font the size of the font. We could make a bold We could change the color. We have lots of options when it comes to the font. I really like the font in the look of this lower third tile. The weight is very modern and sleek, so we'll keep it like that. Great. Now let's look on the timeline. Bring the cursor just before that lower third title shows up and play that through to see what it looks like. Welcome to Beautiful Nelson, British Columbia, where people comfort wonderful. That looks great. So we've got our lower third title there. That's awesome. At this stage, we could also color correct our clips. Most of our clips were filmed very nicely, so they actually look pretty good as is. Let's have her over this B roll clip that shows this wide shot of Nelson and click on it when you click on it. All of these tools above the preview panel show up what's click on the color correction icon, and we'll adjust the brightness of this clip slightly will bring this center circle to the left a little bit, just ever so slightly to decrease the brightness in this clip. And now let's go over to this saturation slider and drag it slightly to the right. We don't want it to look fake. See how that looks. When you really push, it looks really fake. Let's bring it pretty close to the middle, just slightly to the right. I like the look of that. Let's like this clip that shows the lake and the bridge again. We'll go up to her color correction icon. Let's add a little bit of warmth to this clip. Right now it's looking a little bit cooler, a little bit bluer. So with this temperature slider on the right here we will bring. It's slightly to the rights to add a little bit of warmth to this clip, which will make it feel like it's a sunny your day. So now we have this warmer sun, your feel to this clip. With this next clip over here, that's a wider shot of the lake in the breaks last. In the same thing, we will drag the temperature slider slightly to the right just to make this clip look warmer and to really indicate that it was a sunny summer day. Let's scroll to the beginning of this timeline and select this first talking head clip. Let's now click on this noise reduction and equalizer top and select reduce background noise. With this clip selected, we're gonna slightly alter the sound quality. This is something I do on most of my talking head clips and all usually click on reduced background noise and leave it at 50% with Equaliser at flat. What this does is it reduces the background noise because this particular clip was filmed outdoors on a bit of a windy day. There are some wind sounds that were picked up in the recording. So by clicking reduced background noise and not pushing it too far but leaving it at 50% that background noise is reduced, which makes the audio sound cleaner. Let's click on this equalizer drop down menu for a second. We also have the option of choosing voice enhanced because this is a voice clip. Sometimes this sounds will make a voice sound richer and fuller. Sometimes it sounds a little like it has an effect on it, so I actually prefer to leave equalizer on flat. But as you started using, I'm moving more and more, depending on the audio recording and the type of audio it is. Try out these different audio effects in this equalizer option. The one that will use often is harm reduction if you have a recording, especially with the voice, and there's a subtle hum in the background, maybe recording a speaking part and there was a fridge plugged in in the background. The hum effect really helps reduce that most of the time, though, if there isn't a background, how'm I wanna reduce, I'll leave Equaliser at flat. Let's scroll over to the next talking head clip selected, and we will do the same thing. We're still in the noise reduction and equalizer icon. Let's select reduce background noise. Great and this third talking head clip. We will do the same thing. Reduced background noise. Have a listen to that. It's going to make your audio sound better, so that's typically will do to help enhance any of my audio clips. All right, on this last clip here with it selected, let's go up to the transitions tab and click on it. So let's fade to black and drag that transition on the end of this final clip Here. As you can see, we now have a two second fade to black at the end of this clip. Excellent. So there you go. Congratulations. You have put a video at it together from beginning to end every video at its different end . With every video that you work on an eye movie, you're gonna get better and better as an editor and mawr creative in the next lesson. You're gonna learn how to export a video in my movie after all, Sudden done. And you've put all this work into a video at it. It's good to step away for a few minutes an hour a day just to give your mind in your eyes or rest. And then look at the edit again. Watch it over a few more times with fresh eyes to make sure that everything's looking great and sounded great and you're happy with it. And if you are that it's time to export and we're gonna do exactly that in the next lesson . 20. 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 with. 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 video 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 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 the 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. In the next lesson, I have a few final thoughts I wanna share with you, so I will see you in there. 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 how toe edit in my movie and I hope to see you in future courses.