iMovie: Making
Great Movies
Michael Wohl is an award-winning filmmaker who
has written, directed, and edited independent films for
more than fifteen years. He was part of the original team
that designed Final Cut Pros award-winning workflow and
interface. Currently teaching at UCLA film school, Michael’s
other books include Apple Pro Training Series: Final Cut
Pro 6 Beyond the Basics and Apple Pro Training Series:
Final Cut Pro 6: The Craft of Editing.
Lesson Files After installation:
~/Movies/iMovie Projects/Christmas Morning - Finished
Time This lesson takes approximately 30 minutes to complete.
Goals Create a new iMovie project
Organize Events in the Event Library
Understand the video skimming, playback, and selection tools
Assemble, adjust, and reorder clips in your project
Learn how to add transitions to your movie
Add background audio
Apply a theme to your movie
Customize the theme transitions
Do it all in 30 minutes or less
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