Edit a 20 second video sequence using four clips. Shoot wide, medium, close-up and detail shot of your subject. Please choose a subject that’s visual. Also pick a subject where you can record unique ‘nat’ sound. A butcher shop might be a good place to find strong visuals and unique sound. Or maybe document the neighborhood cop, the street musician, or an Uber driver. Try to think who would make a good profile from your beat.
Getting access takes time, so try not to rush the process. Make sure your subject will give you the time you need to complete your filming and sound recording. This can be done solo, but it is a good team project to split tasks of shooting video and recording sound. When you are finished filming, share assets with each other and then cut your own 20 second video. Add a title and credits.
This is a non-sync sound project. After you add your four video clips to the project, add the ‘nat’ sounds. Try to create a J-cut where you lead with the sound, then show the video clip of what is making the sound.
Use iMovie to create sequence, trim clips, add transitions, audio fades, sound adjustments to audio clips, lower thirds, title, and credits. Publish your movie sequence to your blog. And add 125 words to tell me who, what, when, where and why.
We will use class time to review file management and iMovie editing. Your 20 second video is due next week.
You may be able to use this 20 second video in your final project, which will consist of four sequences, an opening shot, a closing shot and an audio interview.
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 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.
- Transfer audio files with airdrop.
To create a new movie, click the (+).
- Choose: create movie.
- Start by selecting the media you want to use.
- 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 certain actions – 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 lower thirds, title, and credits.
- cut video clips 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.
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