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Duration: 1 day
Curriculum: Includes Apple Training Book


Course Description

iMovie is the video editor of choice for many Mac users. It's an inexpensive app that offers the basic tools you need to make a great family film, wedding video, or YouTube clip. But iMovie also includes features you see in more high-end applications, such as transitions, image stabilization, and even green-screen effects.

Who Should Attend?

  • Anyone with basic Mac skills that wants to do video editing

What You Will Learn

By the end of this class, you'll be able to:

  • Know how to get your footage into iMovie, from a camera or your hard drive, and navigate around the interface.
  • An overview of the entire editing process
  • fine-tuning clips
  • adjusting color
  • adding titles and music
  • transitioning from one clip to the next
  • creating slo-mo video
  • how to export your movies
  • scripts that automate your database


  • macOS knowledge
  • Basic computer navigation skills


Course Outline

Part 1:Getting Started

  • Version of iMovie
  • iMovie for iPad descrition
Part 2: Importing Video
  • Types of connections
  • Memory Based Camera
  • Digital Still Camera
  • Other Sources
  • Live Action
Part 3: Understanding the Interface
  • Overview
  • Event Browser and Library
  • Add Clips to Project
  • Toolbar
Part 4: Organizing Clips
  • Organizing Events
  • Rating Clips
  • Using Keywords
  • Finding People in Clips
  • Moving Events
  • Deleting Unwanted Clips
Part 5: Editing Video
  • Creating a New Project
  • Adding Clips to a Project
  • Trimming and Slip Edits
  • Fine Tuning Clips
  • Splitting Clips
  • Cropping and Rotating
  • Advanced Edit Tool
  • Using a Timeline
Part 6: Working with Effects
  • Creating and Adjusting Still Clips
  • Incorporating Photos
  • Adjusting Color
  • Using Transitions
  • Adding Titles
  • One Step Effects
  • Stabilizing Video
  • Using Green Screen
  • Movie trailers
Part 7: Audio
  • Adjusting Levels
  • Music and Sound Effects
  • Background Music
  • Voiceovers
  • Extracting Audio for other clips
Part 8: Exporting Movies
  • Export to iTunes
  • Export to iDVD
  • Publishing to Youtube or Vimeo
  • Exporting to Quicktime