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Visual QuickProject Guide: Making a Movie in imovie HD and iDVD 5 by Jeff Carlson

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Chapter 4. Assemble your Movie

Your footage is now in iMovie, but you don’t have a movie quite yet. To borrow from another art form, your project is now a block of marble just waiting for the chisel that will reveal the statue within. And like a sculptor, you need to reveal your movie gradually, creating a rough shape before refining the details. In this chapter, you’ll move your clips from the Shelf to the Timeline and put them in order.

Assemble your Movie

Add Clips to Timeline

It may not be high-tech, but I find it essential to make a quick outline of the movie’s high points to use as a road map.

I also spend some time renaming significant clips to help identify them ...

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