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We iMovie: Do you iMovie?

dianna.wolf@bgreen.kyschools.us Twitter @MsDiannaWolf


Our students use iMovie to create projects in the classroom, to produce the news on a weekly basis for the Friday Morning meeting, to create promotional videos for activities at school, and to create videos for the digital yearbook.  You can check out some of their videos on the PBC Channel19 YouTube Channel.


I recommend using the iphones/ipods/flipcameras/or other digital cameras to capture the videos.  The iPad video feature isn't the greatest quality, but the iPhone isn't too bad (depending on the generation iPhone & iPad).  We use flip cameras, but other digital cameras will work. 

I recommend the Macbook version of iMovie as the iMovie iPad app doesn't have as many features.  You can add audio, edit audio (louder, softer, effects), slow down  or speed up audio, remove audio, move audio around, etc.  You can flip videos, cut  and splice videos, add effects to videos, and there are lots of transitions and titles you can add (depending on your version of iMovie you might have more or less options).  You can add pictures and music.  (Make sure you are within copyright.  You can use the jingles in iLife because they are free from copyright, and there are other sites that are copyright free, too.

There are videos out there on how to edit certain things, so youtube some videos and you'll get some tutorials.  Of course, if you have any specific questions, feel free to ask me, and I'll make a video to show you how to use that feature.

One really cool option is using Photobooth as a green screen over video or a picture.  This link tells about ithttp://basics4mac.com/article.php/green_screen  This link shows you how to do it http://vimeo.com/44687965 (you can use a picture or video, even though he doesn't show the video.  If you need more information on how to do this, I can make a video of how to do it and show you.

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