Chapter 4

Making Magic with iMovie

In This Chapter

arrow Taking stock of the iMovie window

arrow Importing and adding media content

arrow Using transitions in your movie

arrow Putting text titles to work

arrow Adding animated maps

arrow Creating a movie trailer

arrow Sharing your movie with others

Alfred Hitchcock, Stanley Kubrick, George Lucas, and Ridley Scott — those guys are amateurs! Welcome to the exciting world of moviemaking on your Mac, where you call the shots. With iMovie, you can try your hand at all aspects of the movie-creating process, including editing and special effects. Built with ease-of-use in mind, iMovie lets you perform full-blown movie production on your Macintosh with a minimum of effort.

Don’t let iMovie’s fancy buttons and flashing lights fool you: This application is a feature-packed tool for serious ...

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