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iPhone Filmmaking - Make a professional video all on your phone! (edited in iMovie app)

teacher avatar Nisha B., Filmmaker. Marketer. Creative.

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Lessons in This Class

    • 1.

      Start making great videos with just your iPhone


    • 2.

      How to set up your basic shot


    • 3.

      Equipment to take your videos to the next level


    • 4.

      Tricks to properly light while filming outside


    • 5.

      Getting the right indoor lighting


    • 6.

      What makes an iPhone video cinematic? -Example video play by play


    • 7.

      Importing & sequencing clips in iMovie


    • 8.

      Transitions & deleting clips in iMovie


    • 9.

      Editing color, titles & themes


    • 10.

      Adding music & exporting in iMovie


    • 11.

      Where to go from here


    • 12.

      BONUS: iMovie 101 - a slowed down review of everything we learned in iMovie


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About This Class

You have the tools you need to start telling great stories right in your pocket!

Don't let technological constraints or feeling like you don't have expensive enough equipment make you feel like you can't get your message out there. Whether the videos you are making are for creative, personal, business, social media purposes, this class will give you quick and easy skills to start making movies on your phone. You will learn how to make a video from start to finish all on your iPhone.

This class covers:

  • Many tips and tricks to get the best image
  • Technical considerations to keep in mind
  • How to get a cinematic look
  • How to edit on your iPhone using iMovie
  • And how to save your finished project to your phone to upload wherever you like

This class is quick and easy, and by the end of it, you will be ready to make your first iPhone short film!

I've also added a BONUS class at the end if any of the iMovie modules went too fast for you, it goes through the whole iMovie process in a slowed-down way!

If you need a little extra instruction on the iMovie app on your phone make sure to watch that last module. 

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Nisha B.

Filmmaker. Marketer. Creative.


Hi, I'm Nisha, a Filmmaker, Marketer, and Creative Director.

At his point in my career, I want to help you take a DIY approach to building, marketing, and promoting your brand!


I'm creating courses on:

How to get more comfortable on camera Building your own website from start to finish Making a cinematic video all on your iPhone Utilizing Virtual & Augmented Reality to market yourself How to stay productive and balanced as a creative And so much more!

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1. Start making great videos with just your iPhone: If you were looking to make high-quality video, all just using your iPhone, your in the right place. We're able to take our stories and tell them and not feel hindered by technological constraints, like not having the money to invest in high-quality camera equipment. Nowadays, iPhones have become such a great tool for creating cinematic videos with a small and portable device. As a professional filmmaker for over 15 years, you might be able to imagine that I have a lot of cameras and a lot of equipment. And yet, I don't always feel like liking matt all around. And I don't always feel like I'm in the right space or am unable to pull out all of my equipment. And that's what I have really gotten into iPhone videography. Because on the go in my back pocket, I can pull out my phone and capture ideas and tell stories that I otherwise wouldn't be able to on the fly. So whether you are looking to use iPhone videography to promote your brand, to share yourself on YouTube or other social media platforms, or even just to create exciting artistic video pieces, you are in the right place. In this class, we're going to learn how to from start to finish, create a full, Beautiful, nicely produced video all within our smart phones. First I'm going to show you how to film using her iPhone and how to make it look a lot more cinematic. Little tips and tricks to be able to light it properly and to be able to get a feel that doesn't just feel like you shot it on a smart phone. And then we're going to move on to edit all inside our smartphone. And so by doing that, you don't need to worry about wearing a really complicated program alongside your phone. You're gonna be able to do that. And then you will export from our phone to an upload it to whatever medium we want to. So all you need for this class is this one tool. I'll also tell you about some accessories and additions you can get if you want to invest a little bit of money to really up the quality of the image that you're getting from your iPhone. And by the end of this, I'm really excited to see your class project to see what short film PCU put together using the skills that you've learned in this quick, easy class. So I really want to just dive right in and get started. So without further ado, let's begin. 2. How to set up your basic shot: So one thing to think about when you're setting up your shot is if you want to use the selfie camera, the one that's facing so you can see yourself in the viewfinder of your camera or if you want to use the rear facing camera. A pro of using the rear facing camera is that it is higher quality, so you're just naturally going to be able to get a better quality a condom. It is that you can't see yourself being recorded. You can't see what the shot looks like. You can't make sure that everything's looking good. And so what you'd want to dio at little trick that you can dio is if you can get a mere set up behind your camera where the viewfinder is, then you can use that rear facing image. So here is an example of the rear facing cameras and how they look a little bit different. I don't know if you can tell the difference. Maybe you can slight difference. Here's an example of how you can dio the style of filming where you have the mere going on . You're using your back facing lenses, and you may be getting a little bit higher image quality, but it's, I've found, at least in my practice, that it's kind of cumbersome and hard to get the mere set up on its toppling over, and I'm not quite getting it. So really, I generally tend to just use the forward facing Selfie style camera because I could see how I have the shot. I could make sure I like it. And one thing to make note of the when you are recording this way is to make sure that you're looking into the lens. So it looks like you're looking at your viewer, your audience, whoever you're talking Teoh. Because if you're looking yourself as I'm showing here right now, it's all good and fund look myself like, Oh yeah, looking good. But it doesn't look like you're actually looking at the person, so you can see the difference. It's kind of distracting and just doesn't feel very connected. If you're watching yourself so kind of in your periphery, you can see what you're doing. But really, you want to pay a lot of attention at focusing on the lens over there and looking into the lens so it looks like you're looking into the eye of whoever your audience member is 3. Equipment to take your videos to the next level: e. I want to cover some optional equipment that you can get. Really, As I stated before, all you need is your smartphone. But to get a little bit better, image quality and sound quality, you might want to consider these extras. So the 1st 1 as you'll see here I have a Laval ear mic that plugs right into my smartphone . This is really nice. If you're doing any sort of webinar or tutorial or any type of video where you're talking to the camera to the smartphone, you might wanna have it cause it will improve the quality of the audio. And also it's right here in your body. So it's not picking up all of the external noises in the room or in the environment that you're recording in. Now, if you are going to be recording with multiple people in the room, it's probably not the best option. You can get a shotgun mike, which will attach again to your camera. And that way you could pick up multiple voices with just a little bit nicer quality of sound. Get that if you want. You confined him for pretty cheap around $20 up from there and just look at the different reviews. If you are shopping around, see how different people have thought that they sounded on the different Mike's. But really, if you get any type of external mike again, that's just gonna lift the quality of the audio a little bit higher. Another thing is the tripod that I have a very simple It's very easy. It's very easy to take with you super portable. And so, yeah, I would just recommend there's so many options for different types of tripods you can get, but some way to stabilize your image quality that will really heighten the quality of your images. Now, this is just a really simple, again inexpensive tripod. It actually came as a part of this set that I got at best Buy for $60 total And what this set came with Waas the tripod. It came with this little mike that is again kind of for an older generation, so I can't use it anymore because I phone has switched over to not having this plug in anymore. But another thing that it had that is really helpful is this little remote shutter release . And so, if you're taking portrait's yourself. It's really nice. But also, if you're recording yourself and you want to set up the shot and maybe you're farther away , you're gonna have yourself walk through the shot or whatever. This is really handy cause you can start the recording just by pressing. It works through Bluetooth Seem. I want to think of getting one of these, especially for still I phone camera shots. But also, if you're doing video, it can be helpful not to have to reach over your camera. And that way you can start just casually and be right here and have it out of the frame, but have this ability to start it remotely. Another thing that this came with was different lens attachments, which they have a micro lends, which means really close up getting like, really fine details. They have a telephoto lens, which zooms it out a little bit and also a wide angle lens now on the new iPhones, the newer models they have three lenses, if not more, and so they'll have the ability just internally to do those different focal lengths. But these can add a cool effect, especially the fish I if you wanna have a really stylized effect or the macro lens, which will zoom right up close on things. So it's just a fun addition. I don't think for necessarily a professional or promotional video, they would be appropriate. But if you're doing more of an artistic or creative or stylistic video, you might like to have these little extra options. And so this Kitt was super helpful. The main things that I used still from it are the tripod and the remote shutter release, so you could just get those individually to. But really, having a stabilized image is such a big part of having the overall quality look more cinematic and look more professional. If you're just holding the camera yourself, or if you have it propped up against things that it can tip over and fall and in the middle of your shot, that's not necessarily ideal. So, ah, if you were gonna get just two things, I would recommend a external mike and a stabilizer of some sort, and that will already up the quality of your video so much another thing along the lines of stabilizer that I have, which takes my videos that I get off of my iPhone to a whole other level and I cannot be more happy with is a gimbal for my iPhone. And so this one is the Z, you know. I think that's how you pronounce it. I've never actually known, but it's a really great stabilizer gimbal, and it's really easy. I mean, when I use my bigger camera, my Marylise camera, I have to do a bunch of balancing for my gimble, that stabilizer, just meaning that I have to really work with and fine tune it to get it so that it's able to then work. And with this with my smartphone, this is my favorite stabilizer I've ever had. And what you do is you just easily put your camera right in here, and then you adjust, make tiny little adjustments if you need to, to stabilize it a bit more and then it turns on it just gives really smooth, really cinematic. It can pan up and down using this, and so you're able to just get these really smooth shots that you could never get handheld using your smartphone and it really to me has been once taken my iPhone from looking like an iPhone to actually looking pretty comparable to what I can get on my Marylise camera on my DSLR cameras, too. So I would really recommend it's a little bit of an investment, but if you think that you're going to be doing a lot of video and you don't want to buy an expensive camera, you just want to make your iPhone look expensive. This would be the number one piece of equipment that I would recommend and you can shop around and look, there's lots of other stabilizers four smartphones out there. But I really like this one, and just really, you're gonna be able to whether you're taking shots of scenery, of people walking around, even of yourself. You can have a stabilized moving shot of yourself using this gimbal, and I'll show you some examples of that, too. So those are the main things that I would recommend for extra equipment. You can invest in lighting, but really the smartphones. Nowadays you can just use natural lighting and some practical lighting of your lamps. Right now I have a lamp on appear you might able to see, but I just have that lighting me right now, and really, the quality of that is nice, and we're gonna go deeper into how to get some nice looking, well lit images in the next modules. So for now, I hope that helped with us faras what equipment you might want to get and let's continue on . 4. Tricks to properly light while filming outside: Now I want to speak the deal about some chips and tricks and ways to film outside and when you're filming outside, how to get good lighting and how to avoid the pitfalls of direct sunlight lighting. So the first thing that I want to tell you about is when you're filming outside. If you can get in a spot that's even Leland, meaning that you're not in harsh sunlight and the backgrounds really dark and or you are not having the background be super light and blown out and your face is in the dark. Really. What you ideally want to do is shoot on a somewhat cloudy, overcast day. It might seem counterintuitive, but actually cloudy days provide the best lighting because it's not as harsh as direct sunlight. So now I'm going to give you walk around and give you some examples of what I mean by this harsh, direct sunlight and just really intense shadows and contrasts and lightning images. So right now I am in a totally shaded space. The sun is not pointed directly at me and the backgrounds the exact same, and you'll see how it's nicely exposed and how it looks really nice. Now we're gonna walk around a little bit and I'm going to move into his own. That is more sunny, so you can see now what's happening behind me of the background is a lot lighter. It's being hidden, hit directly with sunlight, and I'm in a shadow shade place. And normally the camera will prefer. Give preference to the phone camera, especially to the person's face to your face to the subject's face. So it's gonna totally blow out the background, which doesn't look good. So you definitely want to try and avoid having the background the super lit up. Now you'll see it's compensating because I've just moved into direct sunlight. But again, this is not super flattering. It's really harsh. It's harsh lines of the shadow being put across my face. It's making me squint, so don't have yourself or your subject be facing right into the sun. It's not going to make them feel very great talking into the camera, so I'm gonna make you feel very great talking to the camera. And although the phone camera is getting a lot smarter and we'll try to compensate, it's still not gonna look that great. So again just to show you the difference. I'm going to move here now, and it's just me in the shade. The backgrounds Hurley evenly lit, and you can see how much better that looks. So when you're filming outside, pick a place that has even lighting throughout, and it might be a simple background because of that. But you can also find nice spots to film in, and you confined nice ambience and nice backgrounds, but try to find Okay, how can I position this so that it's the least blown out possible? And just look at your face, too, and look at how it's being lit. So now I'm going to do an example of showing just moving around and we'll do is a look in the viewfinder part, and we'll see where I like how my face is being lit the best, because the sun is going to do different things to your face and lighting, and the environments gonna do different things in your face. I'll just turn around, turn around and they will say, I think this is the best lighting for my face, so you can do that for yourself when you're setting up your shot. Just go around and see where it looks the best for your face, and this goes for indoors as well as outdoors. 5. Getting the right indoor lighting: now. I also want to talk about indoor lighting and how to get a good indoor lit quality. Windows are your friends. And so positioning yourself by a window is a great way to get some nice lighting happening just through the natural light that I'm gonna worry about turning on lamps, not having to worry about turning on any external or expensive lights. Just putting yourself by a window and you can play again like I showed you looking Interview Finder. You can look at how much turning is a nice shot. So as you can see, this is a bit of more of a dramatic and cinematic look to it, because lighting and the shadows that are falling on my face are a bit more dramatic, and that is kind of favored in a cinematic style. And so we'll see how my face has some nice shadows right in here and my eye is still illuminated, which is nice to be able to make sure that both of the subjects eyes air illuminated because that's really what's gonna give the shot the most personality. But to have some more shadows, give some nice definition to the face and really does make it look a bit more cinematic, so I would probably choose to shoot in this angle. But you can see how, as I turn, my face gets bladder, which you may prefer to. You may prefer more oven, even lighting, and I'm facing the window here so you can see here. I'm just facing out, and I right now facing the window, which I have when I'm feeling myself that came reversed. So it's filming me. So having the window, there is a great way to get some nice natural light. And again I decided I liked it right here. The best I liked, how it made my face look looks dynamic. It looks well lit, and really, I wouldn't bring in an extra light if you wanted to fill in the side a little bit. You could get a lamp and again just to give some lighting terms. The window is acting as a natural light, and it's your key light. That's the main light that's illuminating your face. There's light bouncing around in the room a little bit as well, and then that if you wanted to have a fill light to fill in the parts of your face here. You could turn on a light over here, a lamp or something. But I'm happy with the amount of contrast and with the amount of shadows that are on the side of my face. So really, I would just leave it so you can keep your lighting super simple by just walking around, finding a good window and then in positioning yourself according to how much lighting you want to fall in your face. And as you'll see as I turned, more and more than my face gets more in shadow and one thing I just want to warn you against, just as goes with how we said about outside, You don't wanna have your background, you don't want to be back lit, and the same goes for inside. You don't want to put yourself with the window behind you unless you have a very strong and powerful set of lights, because the light coming in from the background is gonna be blown out and your face is going to be trying to overcompensate. It's gonna be trying. Your iPhone camera is gonna be trying to make it light enough to properly expose your face always first and foremost, so just avoid that by not ever putting your back to the window. So again, this, I would say, is the best. And you can play around now with how you want to let yourself if you're doing it inside by a window. 6. What makes an iPhone video cinematic? -Example video play by play: So as we get ready to move into the editing section of this class, talking all about how to edit your video on my movie. I want to show you an example of a video that I made when I was out on the lake and I didn't have all of my camera equipment, obviously, I just had my iPhone and I decided to make a quick little fun video about our day at the lake. So in this example, I'm gonna show you the video slowed down. And I'm going to break it down step-by-step how I put in elements and made choices to make the video look more cinematic and less like it was just shot on my smartphone camera. And then at the end of this video, I will show you the complete piece so you can see it with the full speed pacing music, everything that I just want to drill on the point that I made this video on the go all i was at the lake within probably about 30 minutes. And so you have a great opportunity to get videos and have it be easy. And you can do it all on your smartphone from start to finish. And you can just get videos and start cranking them out for your social media, for your promotional things, for wherever you want to put them. The ability to make quick videos easily is so amazing. So in this first shot, you'll see that there is depth in it. The reads are in the foreground. The lake is in the background and this is giving space and it's not a flat image. Again, here I am walking and then there's some depth in that as well. And then I cut away to where I am to give context of a scene and then back to meet a show. That was my perspective, that was my point of view. Again, here's that with the flying little beings and the beautiful scene in the background. Now here we are setting up the story. This is about a day, the lake and going kayaking. So we cut in action, we cut in the moments that action is happening. I used a stabilizer to get a really smooth shot of walking up. And I've done some speed ramping, changing and playing with the speed going from slow motion to fast motion. Obviously this is all slow down right now. But in the full video, you probably noticed that it would play between the normal speed and slow motion. And here I'm showing with sequencing how she's getting out and alternating between wide shots and close up shots to give that dynamic fluidity between what's happening and a lot of movement, as much movement as you can incorporate without having it be shaky, that'll make it feel more cinematic. You notice that I'm panning to the side and panning up from the shoes. Movement helps it feel dynamic. Here's a close-up. Extreme close-ups also help to give variation and to give a more cinematic feel. Here, we're moving with the action. We're panning with the action, pointing out into the lake. And then we follow with seeing the lake from another perspective and having again more movement, more panning to just make it constantly feel dynamic and static and show now the really wide perspective of where we are cutting to an insert shot of the kayak itself. And it's again, this more close up view of what's going on and going between fast and slow. And so you'll notice that went fast and now it's slowing down again once I get to the other or And here I am to give again a human perspective of who is the character in your story, who is experiencing what they're experiencing. Now we're cutting to a POV point of view shot what I'm seeing out of my point of view in the middle of the lake. Now we have some slow motion running that will always make it feel more cinematic. Slow Motion is a very cinematic tool and your iPhone shoots in slow mouse. So use that action, makes sure you incorporate both the regular speed and slow motion to give it this very cinematic and trick the user almost out of not thinking about that. It is on an iPhone. A lot of times when we see slow motion things for the iPhone, we're using it just for a bit of a gimmick to slow down something or funny, but you can incorporate slow motion to give it a very nice cinematic feel. And this is extra slow down, slow down the whole video to be able to talk through it. But again, to give these moments, to give motion, to give slow motion, to give a varying of focal lengths close up, far away, insert shots. All of this will read your project to feeling less like it was just shot in an iPhone and more like it's an actual film piece. Right? Okay. 7. Importing & sequencing clips in iMovie: When you open up iMovie, you're going to click new movie. And then you can start selecting clips. I like to go out and select them through the video option. And then I'll do recently added, but you can select from all your different categories. But this view is really nice because it shows me the full length of the clips. Whereas if you just select them in the other way, it just will take the entire clip. Here. You can refine how much of the clip you want to come in. So I really recommend this because then you can get the exact amount and you just press the check button when you've got the amount of the clip that you want, and then that's going to select that to be imported. So here I'm going through really quickly and I'm selecting out the parts of the clips that I want and checking, pressing the little checkmark. Then I'd press Create Movie at the bottom and it's importing all those clips. And now you can see that all those clips are in my timeline. I want to take some time now to look at speed and timing of your clips. So you can select your clip and if you have it on the little cut, that'll allow you to change the time of the clip itself. You press the plus button. Then it will take you back to be able to go and select a new clip. So you can find other clips that you want from your video roll again, you can choose how much of the clip you want, the duration that you want it to be, where you want to start land press the plus again and it'll add it right in there. So now we have this clip in the sequence that we've just entered in. And you'll notice that smooth walking I get is using my Gimbal, my stabilizer. Now with the scissors selected, I can press split and that will split the clip in half. And then if I want to split it again, again, I can just press that split. And then if I want to speed up the clip, you saw that little hair icon so that squeeze it up. So I'm gonna play that again and show you again what I did is I just selected where in the clip I wanted to cut it. And then I press the scissors and I did split. And what I'm doing here then is I'm speeding up that middle section and what this is called a speed ramping. And what speed limping is, it makes it look more cinematic because it's going from a slow motion element too fast, and then back to slow again. And this is very popular and it's a good way to make your video look a little bit more exciting and professional. So here again, we are looking at different sequence that we want. And so here I'm seeing, okay, I think that I want this to be a little bit shorter. So again, do the scissors when you're trying to make it shorter, not the duration one unless you want to make it go in fast motion. And then I'm looking at this clip and I'm seeing yeah, I think it's still a little bit too long, so I'm gonna make it shorter. And then I want to add in another clip. And let's see, I want it to be an insert shot. And insert shots are ones that don't have the main person or action, but it just has a little context and it shows a different perspective. So here I have my foot pushing off the kayak. And so again, I am I don't really like transition, so I'm just having goes straight to that clip and I'm showing pushing off. You can see towards the end, it's a little bit awkward. And so what I decided to do is make it a little bit shorter. So it's just that beautiful moment of pushing off. And then let's see if we can find another moment that's cutting in the action of then showing her push off and kayak off after she's had some help with getting out into the water. So here I added a clip of her getting off into the water after I've helped push off. And again, get rid of that transition. Just a personal preference and still a little awkward her getting going. So again, let's shorten that clip down and really cut in, right when it's the prime action. And maybe I'll make it a little bit longer on the other end. So here we go. Okay, now she's pushing off into the water. And here's another example of sequencing. So here I have my hand and then I have my hand pointing. And I actually, for this thing, I do want to have a bit of a transition, a bit of a fade because I like how it goes from hand to hand fade in. So that's a moment when I would use a fade and I think I need something before, it's mean running. So again, I'm going to go in and find a clip that I think would fit well in that in-between moment. And I think since I'm pointing out to the water, having a shot of water then follow it in the sequence would be really nice. So here I've found a clip of just the water and it's panning over the water a little bit, and I add that in. So for sequencing, you really do want to think about what is the flow and what is the pace of your video, and how you can best tell the story visually. 8. Transitions & deleting clips in iMovie: we are going to look at transition possibilities now within my movie. So, as you see, I have selected different transitions by clicking on the element in between the clips, and you can try out different ones like fade between. You can try a slide. You can try a fade, which will be from black into the next image. Fade to black, and you can even try fancier ones like slides. You can really just play around with the different transitions and see how you think they work. Often I find that the transitions can look a little bit cheesy unless used really right. And so a lot of times I like to just leave it without a transition. Other thing I want to show you is how to delete out clips. It's really simple. All you have to do is pull the clip and delete it out. So I'm going to show you it again one more time here in slow motion. So you see, I have that clip in there. I don't really like how it flows, and so what I do is I press on and hold the clip that I don't like and drag it off and it will just poof disappear. And there I'm left with it without that clip in there. So whenever you want to delete a clip, just do that. 9. Editing color, titles & themes: Now we're going to look at how to add different colors and to give color effects to your video, says you can see in this little color wheel option down here. There are quite a few different color collections that you can choose from. I think a lot of, um, look kind of cheesy, so I tend not to color correct my footage in, uh, movie. But another thing you can dio is at a title in the T option at the bottom. And here you'll see there's a few different options again for different titles that you can select in different ways that they're gonna come into end on screen so you can just pick through here at the bottom corner. You'll see that you slick the T option, and then you can pick what title you want. So now that we're in the editing process, I just I want to talk briefly about to add a title or not to add a title. That is the question, and I would say that since we are using I movie to edit our pieces in, don't add a title unless you have Teoh unless it's really essential. But a lot of Times media that is on social media, for example, will just start auto playing, and the title can be written in the description or whatever. And really the main reason. I mean, I love titles in general, but on my movie the titles look like I'm movie titles and look a bit cheesy. And you might have this really from this class cinematic, nice looking video. And then you put that title on there, and it's just like, Ooh, as soon as I start watching and I just know it was made in I movie, so I haven't really found any other APS that I like that ad titles, but I'm sure you could play around and try to find one. And one thing that I have thought of is just designing in. If you have ah pared down version of photo shop on your phone, or any image editing app that allows you to add nice text to it, you could design a still image to go in the beginning of your video with the title and then fade into the video itself. But just not having that cheesy text, and they always make it so big and they don't really let you put it down and make it smaller. Change the font that much. I would just say Avoid titles if you can in my movie, Um, so you know, it's a little bit of a trade off, but really, for all that you're getting, if you put in a title that looks cheesy or looks like a movie title, I think it's really important. The first impression somebody gets of your video is the title a lot of times. So if it looks like that, and they're probably going to view your video in a lower quality grade than it actually is from that first impression. So if you can avoid using my movie titles, please dio going into your project settings. You can also choose different themes, which will give you options of different transitions and styles that you can have within your project. Also in here, there's the option to fade out to black, which once the video is finished, which I like. You can also take it off speed changes with pitch, so there's a lot you can do in that section. Also in that little bottom left corner, you'll see that there's a sound option, and that is where you control of sound levels within each clip. See, select the clip and then you can turn it up or down. 10. Adding music & exporting in iMovie: No. As we get close to the end of our project, we're going to look at how to add music. So right now I'm just zeroing out muting the audio on all of the clips that I have in my project because I don't want any audio to come through. And then I'm going and I'm in the sound auction. I'm going toe audio and then I go to my music. And then I go to songs that I have on my phone. And here you can listen through the different songs you have on your phone and select one and add it right into your project. So now you have the entire song in your project, and it'll last the duration of however long your project is. Now that we've done that last piece, let's look at how to save our project. So you hit done, and then you name your project. I'm naming it a day. Blake. I know it's a very creative name, and I misspelled it. Okay, then we go. We got it right. So now I see done. And then I go to export and save the video. So I clicked the save video option and that I'm going to do it in 10 80 p. I like to do higher resolution as high resolutions. I can, and then, as you'll see it begins exporting the movie. This may take a little while, depending on how long your project is, but once it's finished exporting it, if you clicked that save to phone option, then it will save it right to your camera roll, so you'll have it right in there ready to upload within the exporting options. There's also the option toe. Upload it directly to Facebook or YouTube or wherever you want, so you can choose your destination. But as use will see once it finishes, now, what's in my library? 11. Where to go from here: congratulations on making it to the end of this class. You've learned a lot into really ground and synthesize the information. I encourage you to create a short piece. It could be one minute. It could be five minutes, however long you want it to be. But just create a short piece using the skills and tools that we learned throughout this class and your iPhone. And please share that piece that you've created with our class project and please share it out there in the world's too. It's great that you now have the tools that you need to start getting. Your message is out there in a quick and easy way, so you don't feel hindered by not having the top equipment. And by maybe not knowing complex editing programs, and you can start to get your message out there right now with the tools that you have, and if you want to take your skills a step further here some next steps so I have another class that I'm launching that is all about getting more confident in front of the camera or iPhone, and in that class, I really teach you because it is kind of a foreign thing to be talking to in and out of an object. I teach you how to take your skills in front of the camera to the next level. So if you're feeling excited about all of the techniques that you've learned in this class to start producing content, but you still feel a little bit nervous about putting yourself in front of the camera and putting yourself out there, that's a great class for you. Furthermore, if you just go and to my website and you sure Burton dot com you can see a lot of my work and you can also sign up for my mailing list, where all announced other classes that I'm gonna be doing. I'm creating a whole catalogue classes that are about empowering you to do it yourself as a professional marketer, a professional filmmaker and somebody that knows website and graphic design very deeply. I want to start empowering people to be able to do it themselves if they want Teoh. I don't necessarily have the time to take on a bunch of projects anymore, and so I want to give my knowledge that I've gained over 15 plus years to you so that you can start getting your brand out there and getting your message out there in a much deeper way. So definitely head over to my website and check that out and be posted some more classes that are coming out very soon. Thank you so much for taking this class. And I'm so excited to see what you create. 12. BONUS: iMovie 101 - a slowed down review of everything we learned in iMovie: So now we're gonna go over a slowed down overview of how to do iMovie from start to finish. So on your screen, you want to navigate to iMovie app. Here it is right here and clicking on it. Now this is a past project. So I'm going to say done. And I'm going to click back on projects. And up here I'm going to add with the plus button. I'm going to press the plus button, the top left corner. So that brings up create a new project. And you can either do a movie or trailer. The trailer gives you a template, whereas the movie lets you create a form, Louis. So we're gonna go ahead and click on movie. Okay, and so now we're in all of our different media. And I'm going to click out into media at the top left corner. You see how it says media up there? I'm gonna go ahead and click on that. And then I'm gonna go down to video here. So under Media and we're gonna go on the video one. Okay? Alright, so now instead of recently added, I'm gonna go down to, I'm gonna go right here to all. So here is all of the media that I have on my phone, all of the videos. So now what I'm gonna do is I'll show you how I could edit a little piece of myself talking. So here's this clip, me talking. And as I showed you before, you can change how much of the clip you want by clicking on it and then dragging the two sides and then pressing the checkmark. So again, dragging sides of how much you want of the clip. And then pressing the checkmark. And you can always adjust to within here, you can make it a little bit smaller selection you want. So you can go back and just keep fine tuning how much you want. Once you have all the ones that you want. Down here at the very bottom, you see where it says create movie. Go ahead and click that. And it'll start the movie and then we'll put them all in there in the timeline. Okay, so now I have all of these clips of me talking in the timeline in iMovie. Now what I'm going to do first is show you how to trim some of the clips. So you click on the clip itself. And then you, if you want, you here in the little scissors icon in the bottom left corner, scissors, you have these options over here to split, detach, duplicate, delete. So you see those on the bottom right corner. So again, we'll click on here. And if I wanted to split clip, I click the Split button and that splits it in half. Now if I click on it again, if I want to detach the audio, then I can detach it by pressing that detached button. Okay, now click on this. If I want to delete out the audio, I can take it, hold my finger on it. And if I drag an upwards, the little lake Cloud icon appears. And that means poof, it's gone. So now this clip doesn't have audio anymore. If I went to Duke, duplicate this clip, I just press duplicate and others too of these clips. And if I wanna delete the clip, there's two ways you can press it, tests the clip itself and pull it up and deleted. But you can also just press this delete button right there. And that will delete clip. Okay? So next we're going to go on to the speed. So here you see in your bottom left hand corner, there is a little like timer type icon and that is the speed. That's how to change the speed of the clip. So if I drag this, this direction to the turtle, that's slowing the clip way down. If I drag it over to the hair, that speeding the clip way up. So you can play with the speed of your clip. And then if you click on it and press the play button, you'll see that it's speeded up. Okay, so next we're gonna go to the audio. Here's a clip with audio, because remember I deleted the audio on that last clip. And here's where you can change if you want it to be much higher or if you want it to be much lower, the volume of the clip itself, you change that in the audio section. Next are the titles like we talked about. This is pretty self-explanatory, but you can click through the different titles and you can see the options. And remember how I suggest maybe not doing a title, but if you want, wonder right here. And finally, we have the different color options that you can go through. Those were the three little circles that are in the bottom left corner. And so you can click through and see the different color options. Okay, so let's say that I want to add in another clip like I showed you before over here, the plus button, press stat, go to video, and then again go to o. And then you can add in another little clip. And then you press the plus button. And you can preview the clip to review the clip for you. So then press the plus button and it'll add it in right there. Okay, so now say that we're happy with this. And we want to add in a last thing of some music again. Press the plus button here, go out, go out again. And then go down here to where it says Audio. And you'll notice in here to you can just record a clip right from here. And you can also do a voiceover right from here. So if you wanted to do a voiceover, you press this voiceover button. But I just want to add some music. So I'm clicking on audio, my music. Let's see, let's do songs. And then here's some songs that I have. So then we're done. We write here in the top corner, press the done button. And then that allows us to name the movie. So if you click in it, and then you can name the movie. Just name it movie for now. And then if you want to continue editing it, you could press the edit button. And then if you want to delete it, obviously Press charged him. But if you want to save it to your phone, he pressed that button. And here you'll see there's a lot of different options of all of the things that you can do with it. You can send it to pinch gesture Drive, Gmail, social media platforms. You can copy it. But what we want to do is we want to save the video. So see where it says save video, press that high-quality. I'm gonna do HD ten ADP. And now it's exporting my movie.