Advanced iMovie Techniques 2013

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Advanced iMovie Techniques 2013

  1. 1. Advanced iMovieTechniques
  2. 2. Jon Corippo Chawanakee Unified Minarets HS • Central CaliforniaCredentials: 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 Creator of “Rock Star Teacher Camp” Creator of “CUE” education strand at MacWorld 2010 Apple Distinguished Educator
  3. 3. Student Videos pulled off of
  4. 4. Student Videos pulled off of
  5. 5. Student Videos pulled off of
  6. 6. The previous examples were DIGITALSTORYTELLING
  7. 7. Bill Frakes
  8. 8. Let’s move to:CinematicNarrative
  9. 9. Advanced TitlesLayers, PIP and CroppingGreen Screen and Supplies
  10. 10. MisterCorippo.com
  11. 11. To Get the Materials MisterCorippo.comLayers, PIP and CroppingGreen Screen and Supplies
  12. 12. Title Tricks: iMovie 9 iMovie 11
  13. 13. How many title modifications are there in this screenshot?
  14. 14. Be Able To PlaceTitles Anywhere (almost) Open “Titles”
  15. 15. Custom Title PlacementPick Style: Upper
  16. 16. Pick Style: Upper Use the TAB and Spacebar to move it around.
  17. 17. Pick Style: Upper Use the TAB and Spacebar to move it around.
  18. 18. Pick Style: Upper Use the TAB and Spacebar to move it around.
  19. 19. SUPER Tweaking
  20. 20. ANY size Font (Even 500)Add/Remove Outlines
  21. 21. Super Custom Font Mix and Match Looks Highlight what you want to work on
  22. 22. Custom Colors Custom Outline
  23. 23. AVOID RED - pick CONTRASTING colors Go Big! (220 points) Small is cinematic Use clean, bold fonts
  24. 24. Video Layers & Cropping iMovie 9 iMovie 11
  25. 25. Learn these: Video Layers and Cropping Side byCutaways SidePicture Two in videoPicture layers
  26. 26. Do this first
  27. 27. Hitchcock on Cutaways:Clip suggested by Jim Sill
  28. 28. One person talking = One storyline
  29. 29. Use Cutaways for more visual interest Two storylines
  30. 30. Drag the Cutaway clipto the timeline and select Cutaway Cutaway Options
  31. 31. Finished Cutaway
  32. 32. Reminder: Knock the audio out of CutawaysClick on the gear. Select Audio Click on Ducking. Adjustments Set the audio level (typically 0%)
  33. 33. A fine shot
  34. 34. A necessary shot
  35. 35. Combine them with Layers
  36. 36. Two layers of video Set the opacity as desired.... Click on the gear, select Cutaway Fade is a good option “Clip Adjustments” Drag the “overlay” clipdirectly over the first clip
  37. 37. Side by sideVisuals that support the narrative
  38. 38. Special Side by Side Options Same as a Cutaway -Just select Side by Side
  39. 39. Picture in Picture Cool Looks
  40. 40. Video Tutorial for PIP
  41. 41. Extra Tip: Put an effect on the background clip
  42. 42. People crop photos, but forget to crop their videos
  43. 43. Original Cropped Use the CROP tool to reframe the picure Make a better picture AFTER you shoot
  44. 44. Cropping, FlippingClick here, grab the corners Rotate your video too
  45. 45. Try them all.Just not all at once. Video Layers & Cropping iMovie 9 iMovie 11
  46. 46. GREEN Screen iMovie 9 iMovie 11
  47. 47. The video “holy land”: Chroma Key or Green Screen
  48. 48. What you need (minimum): Sony VC-R640 Extra Light! $30 Home Depot $60Green fabric - Amazon $30.50
  49. 49. Entry Level Cameras iMovie + MoreiPod Touch 5g Teleprompter Slate!
  50. 50. Makayama Movie Mount
  51. 51. Lavalier $25 Shotgun $80 Wireless $130
  52. 52. Make sure your Advanced ToolsPreferences are ON iMovie 11 adds BLUE screen. Why? It’s just another option
  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
  55. 55. When it’s WRONGRULE: BACKGROUND THEN GREENSCREEN
  56. 56. Insert the background FIRST Insert the overlay clip!
  57. 57. When it’s RIGHT!
  58. 58. To clear up your green screen Adjust these Adjust these
  59. 59. Last Tips USE A TRIPOD The background won’t move....so the camera shouldn’t Don’t move the camera It ruins the fantasy If your camera has autofocus, turn it off The camera will “hunt” to focus In general, closer is better
  60. 60. Go green screen!
  61. 61. RockStarTeacher.us USS HORNET Advanced iMovie $299 inc. lodging Techniques 3 DAYS ADEs & GCTs Galore! $159*
  62. 62. Jon Corippo Chawanakee Unified Minarets HS • Central CaliforniaCredentials: 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 Creator of “Rock Star Teacher Camp” Creator of “CUE” education strand at MacWorld 2010 Apple Distinguished Educator

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