iMovie Editing tips
Preparing to shoot your movie
- Make sure your batteries are fully charged.
- Clean up your device, clear space to store files.
- Delete unwanted apps, back-up photos and videos using iCloud or Lightroom.
- Carry a charger with you.
- set camera for 1080P@24fps.
- use manual exposure and good lighting
- set exposure, white balance and ISO,
Organize your movie assets
Transfer your video and still images to the device you are using to edit in iMovie.
- You can use airdrop, or upload your files to the iCloud
- If you are using the cloud you will need to download the clips through iMovie before inserting into your timeline. Click the cloud symbol to download.
- If you are using an audio file you can save into iTunes, or just transfer using iPhone’s ‘audio recorder’ by clicking share.
To create a new movie, click the (+).
- Choose: create movie.
- Start by selecting the media you want to use.
- Create an album in ‘photos’ of selected clips for better organization.
- If you use iCloud it will sync the photos from your mobile device.
- When your clip is selected in iMovie, hit the (+) to add it to your timeline.
- You can trim your clip in your timeline, or before you import it, using the yellow bars.
- add a split to your clip where you need to create an action – like adding a title, lower-thirds, audio edit, etc.
- to fade sound – detach the audio, select the audio clip and find the fade control next to the volume slider.
- click on the T to create title.
- to add fade in/out or to select theme – click the gear next to the (+).
- pinch the clip in the timeline to expand or contract.
- don’t forget to add ids, titles and credits.
- cut on the action!
Saving and sharing
- When your movie is complete you can export it to Vimeo or You Tube using the share button.
- Save it back to your photo roll to save movie on your device.
- Embed movie to blog and share with social media to drive traffic to your site.