The Complete iMovie Course - from Beginner to Advanced 2023!
What you'll learn
- Amaze your friends, family, and co-workers with your movie editing abilities and your amazing movies
- Master all iMovie features and capabilities
- Perform tricks iMovie wasn't even supposed to allow you to do
- You will need a Mac computer, desktop or laptop.
- iMovie 10.1 which comes for free with every new Macintosh computer.
[Last update: 9 Feb. 2023]
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Do you want to create a short cool video of your family vacation?
Do you want to create an amazing trailer of a fun day with friends?
Do you need to create a short movie for work to promote a product or explain some concepts?
This course will give you all the tools to accomplish this in iMovie!
THIS COURSE WAS CREATED INSIDE THIS COURSE!
There is no similar iMovie course available anywhere. Everything you need is here.
I used iMovie to create this iMovie course and in the course I show how I built different elements of this course itself!
Even though I use the more professional movie editor Final Cut Pro X in my work, I used iMovie in this course to prove that everything I did is actually possible to achieve with this apparently simple application.
If you have a Mac, you most certainly have iMovie or can download it, probably even for free. Maybe you've even used iMovie before.
But do you know everything there is to know about iMovie?
iMovie was especially designed to be a very easy to use movie editor. And it is. But it still packs a ton of features. Most people aren't aware of the breath of functionality that is hidden inside iMovie.
In this iMovie course I will cover everything you need to know in order to master this application completely. Even if you've already used iMovie before, after taking this course you'll be able to accomplish things you didn't even know were possible with such a "simple" application. And you will certainly wow friends and family or your co-workers with your works of art.
This course is meant for all levels, from beginners to advanced users.
For beginners: because I explain everything. You need no prior knowledge before taking this course. And after finishing this course you will know everything about iMovie and you'll be able to produce amazing movies and trailers, with movie clips, photos, transitions, titles, backgrounds and maps, with video and audio effects, using themes, etc.
For advanced users: because this course has tons of PRO lectures. I will show you how to overcome and work around many of iMovie's limitations and help accomplish many things that iMovie's designers and developers never meant you could even do with iMovie. Just check the list of PRO lectures (they're all marked "PRO" at the beginning of their name) and see for yourself.
Because I give so much information, this course is about 10 hours in length!
You can choose to view all the lectures and get the most out of it.
But you can also decide to view this course as a reference. The lectures are clearly organized in logical sections and you can decide to only take those lectures that you want to take. Except for the PRO lectures, most lectures are self-contained so that you could understand each subject in each lecture without having to view previous lectures. And if you do find yourself not understanding something, just find the lecture that explains that concept. So you can watch anything you want, in any order that you want.
With Udemy's 30-day guarantee, you can't lose. But I'm certain that everyone will find enough new information in this course to make it worth.
What this course is not:
I will not teach you how to shoot your footage. That may be part of a different course, but this course only focuses on video editing in iMovie.
I will not give you ideas on what movies you should make. The creative process should come from you. I will show you all the tools and techniques you could use in iMovie and chances are these will spark ideas in your mind for you to pursue in your movie creation.
This course only covers iMovie for the Mac and not iMovie for iOS, even though obviously many concepts are similar. The UI is clearly different. I may add a section in the future about moving a movie from iMovie for iOS to iMovie for Mac so you could start editing on your iOS device and then continue editing on the Mac.
iMovie has a small functionality called App Preview which is meant for developers to create short movie app previews to be put on the App Store. Basically it only adds a few additional elements you could use in your movies. I will not cover this feature. Maybe I'll add another section about it in the future, but I believe that if you've mastered this class, you should know how to use this feature as well.
I'm sure you will enjoy this class and I can't wait to see the amazing movies you will make!
Who this course is for:
- Everyone! Beginners will learn all the basics of iMovie.
- Experienced users will learn pro features and tips to perform the impossible in iMovie.
- Anyone who wants to edit movies easily and make the most out of iMovie.
Hi, I'm Rafi. Originally from Belgium. I have an MS degree in Computer Science from Columbia University.
While I've been a software engineer and a manager at hi-tech firms for many years, I was also always busy doing music, video, and photography.
I also manage a few YouTube channels that I own and I teach online courses.
And, since I'm in Europe, that also gives me the time to trade the US stock market for a few hours in the afternoon and I've been actively trading for many years now.
I've been using the Macintosh computer since the early days of the Mac Plus and I always enjoyed all the software and tools that this platform provided us. Over the years these tools allowed us to produce more and more professional products on our own using our personal computers. Things that once required big studios, you can do today at home using relatively cheap software.
I'm very passionate about everything creative that I do, and that certainly includes audio and video work.
On the audio side, I have experienced with different DAWs until I finally settled on Apple's Logic Pro. I compose, play, arrange, and sing.
On the video side, it really started as a hobby with the first release of iMovie. At the time I was using a tape-based DV camera. But iMovie was the first video editor that allowed anyone to do magic. Suddenly there was a way to use the hours of footage that we all recorded on vacations and other occasions, and produce a much shorter and cool movie that people would actually be willing to sit and watch. I was hooked right away.
Over time I used all versions of iMovie and at some point I made the jump to Final Cut Pro X, I opened a company called Syncopa Productions, I started producing professional movies for clients and I opened some YouTube channels.
With iMovie, I was often frustrated because of iMovie's limitations. But my creative mind came up with tricks and solutions to overcome these. I'm never satisfied until what I do is perfect. That led me to find solutions to perform quasi-professional editing that you normally can only do with more expensive and more professional software.
I use that same perfectionism in my teaching. I taught many people on many different subjects, in hi-tech and in private situations. I could never rest until I knew for sure that the subject matter has been understood completely.
I think you'll find that trait in my lectures as well. I am unable to teach something partially. I won't just skim over a subject. Whatever I teach, I'll cover it completely so you'll fully understand the subject.
I truly hope you will indeed learn from the knowledge that I'm sharing with you and that you'll apply that knowledge in your own life.