Hands on Advanced iMovie techniques 2013

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Hands on Advanced iMovie techniques 2013

  1. 1. Advanced iMovie Techniques Updated!
  2. 2. Assistant Superintendent - Mariposa County Unified School District Charter Director - Minarets High School • Minarets Charter HS Apple Distinguished Educator Google Certified Teacher
 Madera Country Teacher of the Year (2010) Central Valley Computer Educator of the Year (2010)
 “Best of CUE” Presenter Chief Instigator “Rock Star Teacher Camp”
 Creator of “CUE” education strand at MacWorld 2010 Credentials: Jon Corippo Mariposa County Unified Central California Apple Distinguished Educator
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  6. 6. The previous examples were DIGITAL STORYTELLING
  7. 7. Bill Frakes
  8. 8. Let’s move to: Cinematic Narrative
  9. 9. Advanced Titles Layers, PIP and Cropping Green Screen and Supplies
  10. 10. Title Tricks: iMovie 10.0.3
  11. 11. How many title modifications are there in this screenshot?
  12. 12. Open “Titles” Be Able To Place Titles Anywhere (almost) Pick Style: Upper
  13. 13. Pick Style: Upper Custom Title Placement
  14. 14. Pick Style: Upper Use the TAB and Spacebar to move it around.
  15. 15. Pick Style: Upper Use the TAB and Spacebar to move it around.
  16. 16. Pick Style: Upper Click on Adjust
  17. 17. ANY size Font (Even 500) Add/Remove Outlines
  18. 18. Super Custom Font Mix and Match Looks Highlight what you want to work on
  19. 19. Custom Colors Pick the magnifying glass for exact color matching!
  20. 20. AVOID RED - pick CONTRASTING colors Go Big! (300 points) Small is cinematic Use clean, bold fonts
  21. 21. Video Layers & Cropping iMovie 10.0.3
  22. 22. Picture in Picture Side by Side Two video layers Learn these: Video Layers and Cropping Cutaways
  23. 23. THESE ARE NOT THE Preferences YOU 
 ARE 
 LOOKING
 FOR
  24. 24. Hitchcock on Cutaways: Clip suggested by Jim Sill
  25. 25. One person talking = One storyline
  26. 26. Two storylines Use Cutaways for more visual interest
  27. 27. Cutaway Options Drag the Cutaway clip on top of the main clip
  28. 28. Finished Cutaway Bring the cutaway audio down to 0%
  29. 29. Reduce Audio by Dragging Or by clicking
  30. 30. Green/Blue Screen Side by Side Picture in Picture Cutaways Are all forms of….
  31. 31. You know them all Cutaways Once you know
  32. 32. A fine shot
  33. 33. Another fine shot
  34. 34. Combine them with Layers
  35. 35. Set the opacity as desired.... Cutaway Fade is a good option Two layers of video Stack the clips
  36. 36. Side by side Visuals that support the narrative
  37. 37. Same as a Cutaway - Just select Side by Side Side by Side Options Slide animates the action
  38. 38. Picture in Picture Cool Looks
  39. 39. PIP - before
  40. 40. PIP - after
  41. 41. Extra Tip: Put an effect on the background clip
  42. 42. Extra Tip: Grab the dots control fades
  43. 43. Extra Tip: Add borders or drop fades
  44. 44. People crop photos, but forget to crop their videos
  45. 45. Use the CROP tool to reframe the picure Make a better picture AFTER you shoot Original Cropped
  46. 46. Click here, grab the corners Rotate your video too Cropping, Flipping
  47. 47. Video Layers & Cropping ! iMovie 10.0.3 ! Try them all. Just not all at once.
  48. 48. GREEN Screen iMovie 10.0.3
  49. 49. The video “holy land”: Chroma Key or Green Screen
  50. 50. What you need (minimum): Green fabric - Amazon $30.50 Extra Light! Home Depot $99 Sony VC-R640 $30
  51. 51. Make sure your Advanced Tools Preferences are ON iMovie 11 adds BLUE screen.Why? It’s just another option No need to do this in iMovie 10.0.3
  52. 52. It’s not this hard!!
  53. 53. The Process: 1. Get your background (still or video or B roll) 2. Shoot the green screen footage with reference to the background (i.e. right, left or center) 3. Upload as normal 4. The tricky part: Put the BACKGROUND IN FIRST! It WILL fail if you do it the other way. 5. Clean it up, watch for artifacts and adjust exposure/contrast
  54. 54. Doing it backwards: If you put green first NOT what you want
  55. 55. RULE: BACKGROUND THEN GREENSCREEN
  56. 56. Insert the background FIRST Insert the overlay clip! Pick Green Screen
  57. 57. When it’s RIGHT!
  58. 58. To clean up your green screen
  59. 59. Last Tips If your camera has autofocus, turn it off USE A TRIPOD Don’t move the camera The background won’t move....so the camera shouldn’t It ruins the fantasy The camera will “hunt” to focus In general, closer is better
  60. 60. Go green screen!
  61. 61. Advanced iMovie Techniques
  62. 62. BONUS: Check out Color Matching This is a SUPER way to balance color between cameras or shots

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