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iMovie ’09 & iDVD for Mac OS X: Visual QuickStart Guide by Jeff Carlson

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14Themes and Maps

I’m convinced that iMovie’s developers at Apple talked management into letting them explore the world in the name of “research.” How else to explain the several travel-focused features? (Maybe it’s because so many people document their vacations on video?)

Exhibit A: themes. iMovie’s themes add animated elements that frame the movie with more than just your footage—your video can become a virtual book of your experiences, to name one theme. When you apply a theme to a project, iMovie adds an opening title, an end title (complete with a “directed by” credit with your name inserted), and several theme transitions that follow the same visual idea.

Or take the more obvious Exhibit B: maps. With a small amount of work on your part, ...

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