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'Make Your First Video with iMovie 11: Learn by Video'

Video Description

This innovative product uses interactive video to explain everything a beginner needs to know to create polished-looking videos with iMovie 11, from importing and organizing video files to using special effects like Green Screen, which lets you superimpose video footage of a person onto any background you want. Users will learn how to adjust the color of video clips, stabilize shakiness, and use Themes--which give a project special transitions, titles, and graphics. A major component is learning to build a movie by assembling and editing clips, and users will learn various ways to share their finished movie, such as creating a DVD and sharing online. Experienced instructor Maxim Jago presents 3 hours of exceptional quality video tutorials, complete with lesson files, assessment quizzes, and review materials. The video is wrapped in a unique interface that allows the viewer to jump to any topic and also bookmark individual sections for later review. The unique Watch-and-Work mode shrinks the video into a small window to allow the student to work alongside in iMovie. Project files used in the lessons are included on the disc so viewers can practice what they've learned, and interactive review questions help reinforce freshly gained knowledge.

Table of Contents

  1. iMovie is a very user-friendly video editing application with countless features that make it easy to create fun videos with special effects, titles, graphics, and photos. This chapter introduces iMovie's features and interface.
    1. Introducing iMovie 00:04:58
    2. Introducing iMovie 00:05:05
    3. Introducing iMovie 00:05:38
  2. The first step in making a video is importing video footage from your camera. This chapter shows you how to import from the most popular types of cameras and gives helpful tips on staying organized.
    1. Importing and Managing Your Videos 00:07:26
    2. Importing and Managing Your Videos 00:07:30
    3. Importing and Managing Your Videos 00:05:51
    4. Importing and Managing Your Videos 00:04:55
  3. Sometimes the quality of your footage is not everything you wish it could be. This chapter shows you some simple ways you can correct shaky camera work and questionable color.
    1. Fixing Your Shots 00:07:27
    2. Fixing Your Shots 00:07:14
  4. Importing clips to events is the beginning of the editing process, but you'll use projects to create movies for output. This chapter shows you how to create a project and use themes to automatically add special effects.
    1. Creating a Project 00:04:54
    2. Creating a Project 00:02:15
    3. Creating a Project 00:06:09
  5. Themes make video editing super-easy, but the real art comes from piece-by-piece, clip-by-clip construction. This chapter delves into the core editing experience.
    1. Video Editing 00:06:21
    2. Video Editing 00:05:02
    3. Video Editing 00:03:00
  6. Once you have produced your first draft video, you may want to make some changes. This chapter shows you some easy ways to tweak and tune your edit.
    1. Adjusting the Edit 00:02:08
    2. Adjusting the Edit 00:04:16
    3. Adjusting the Edit 00:05:11
  7. This chapter introduces you to some special features that will enable you to make changes to multiple clips at the same time, add music to your projects, and more.
    1. Using Advanced Features 00:04:45
    2. Using Advanced Features 00:04:45
    3. Using Advanced Features 00:05:16
  8. iMovie has some pretty advanced special effects and you apply them all the same way. This chapter will teach you how to add some pizzazz to your video.
    1. Adding Special Effects 00:06:41
    2. Adding Special Effects 00:04:22
    3. Adding Special Effects 00:04:20
    4. Adding Special Effects 00:01:42
    5. Adding Special Effects 00:05:37
  9. Once you have chosen your music and added it to your video, you may want to go the extra mile by adjusting the volume and tweaking the timing. This chapter shows you some more advanced controls that can help you give your video a fine audio finish.
    1. Working with Sound and Music 00:04:53
    2. Working with Sound and Music 00:02:40
    3. Working with Sound and Music 00:05:10
  10. iMovie has great support for graphics, photos, and titles. You can even add an animated map showing where events take place. This chapter shows you how to incorporate all of these into your projects.
    1. Photos, Titles, and Animated Maps 00:05:14
    2. Photos, Titles, and Animated Maps 00:03:49
    3. Photos, Titles, and Animated Maps 00:02:27
  11. Movies are made for watching and when it's time to share your creative work, iMovie provides a wide range of tools to help you with distribution. This chapter explores the main ways to share your movie both for home and for work.
    1. Saving and Sharing Your Movie 00:05:58
    2. Saving and Sharing Your Movie 00:05:36
    3. Saving and Sharing Your Movie 00:02:05
    4. Saving and Sharing Your Movie 00:04:24