iMovie is Apple’s video editing software that allows people to create, edit, and manage their own trailers/teasers, movies, and videos.

Why use it?

  • Import and edit video clips
  • Use templates and themes to create your own trailers and movies
  • Add special effects and sound to polish and give a professional-feel to your videos
Things You'll Need
  • iMovie (10.1.2 is the most recent version) for Mac and iOS (iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch)

  • An Internet connection.

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    Click on download iMovie for Mac.

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    Launch the application and complete the installation steps when prompted.

    *If you already have an Apple, you should already have iMovie built-in. Go to the spotlight spotlightat the top right of your Mac and search iMovie.

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    You can either Import/Create a video. To import a video, click Media at the top center media, projects, theatre options and click the arrow pointing down imovie - down arrowOR to create a new video, click the plus sign and choose whether you want to create a Movie, or Trailer.

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    If creating a new video, choose a theme, or no theme. Click on Create at the bottom of the page. Name your project.

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    Choose where you want to place and save your video.

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    Go to All Projects and select your video.

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    You will now have a new movie project, but your timeline will be empty.

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    Editing and Adding Effects

    In your Events’ window, you can scroll your mouse over the clip to see a live preview in the top-right window.

    Select a clip in the Event window to highlight a section of your video.

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    Add any of the following effects to your movie.  Click on the links for an overview from Apple’s Support site for special effects:

    Add: clips, titles, transitions, audio effects.

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