The Complete iMovie Course

Get the basics of iMovie first, then become an iMovie master.
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  • Lectures 19
  • Length 1.5 hours
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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Published 4/2016 English

Course Description

Have you ever wanted to create the type of videos you see on Facebook or YouTube?

Have you been at at birthday party and seen a movie with pictures and music and wondered how it is done? 

Have you got a new shiny Macbook and have no idea how to use or get the most out of it?

If you answered yes to any of the above questions then this course is for you. This Course is a complete guide to iMovie. In the course we will look at everything from the basics of iMovie to the more advanced video editing options so that you can take your videos and make something that you are proud of when you watch it back in years to come. 

You can impress family and friends by using iMovie to create a musical photo album for a family birthday party or anniversary.

The iMovie course is explained in simple terms that the non video editor will be able to understand, this course is your gateway into video editing so you are not expected to know all the terms before you start.

In the iMovie course I will take you on a journey through iMovie, starting at the basic layout and finishing when we are hitting the export  button. Using simple terms, i will demonstrate each process and you can follow along using the sample videos that I will provide for you. 

The course will be completed in under two hours and you will have all the tools you need to make your home movie to impress your family and friends. 

The course is laid out in an easy to follow manner, starting with an overview of the iMovie application, then starting to import video clips, either taken by you or the sample ones that I provide. We get into adding videos into our project and editing them so that we can create the movie that we want. 

This course is for anyone who has an interest in creating home movies that they can show their family and friends. It can also be used by someone who would like to make a promotional video for their business or even to create your Udemy course

What are the requirements?

  • An ideal student will want to create home movies using iMovie or just enhance video clips
  • Ideal student will have a Macbook or iMac with iMovie installed

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Use iMovie to create a movie that they can be proud to show their family and friends
  • Use iMovie to Edit and enhance movies before uploading them to Facebook or youtube.

Who is the target audience?

  • This course is designed for all users
  • No prior knowledge of iMovie is required

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Getting started with iMovie
Introduction to iMovie
Section 2: The Basics

in this lecture we will look at the iMovie application, we will talk about the basics of movie editing and the different sections of the iMovie screen. This video will be all you will need to know where everything is, even as a beginner.


In this lecture we will look at importing media into iMovie, we will look at the different types of media that can be imported and the different devices that we can import the media from.


Now that you know the layout of the iMovie screen, its time to start creating movies, we will look at the different types of movies that we can create.


In this lecture we will look at the iMovie timeline, we will go into detail to see all the different parts of it. The timeline is probably the most important part of iMovie, it is where all the movie editing happens.

Section 3: Creating your Movie

One of the most important parts of creating a movie is clip selection, before you want to perform any type of editing on a movie clip, you must select it ,in this lecture we will look at the different ways that it can be done. 


In this lecture we will look at adding video clips into the timeline and speak about the basic playback features.


In this lecture I go through adding video clips one after the other. A movie is just a number of movie clips all tied together. We will use the iMovie timeline to "tie" them all together.


Audio can make or break a movie, In this lecture we look at working with audio, adjusting the volume and other options that we can use.


In this lecture we look at adding audio files into our iMovie project, we look at importing options and we look at importing from iTunes 


Clip control will be very important in iMovie, we will look at splitting clips in this lecture


In this lecture we look at some of the editing options that can be used to make small adjustments to make your videos stand out.


In this lecture we will look at transitions, we will speak about transitions and when we should use them and when we should not. We will apply a few different types of transitions. 

1 question

Transitions quiz


In this Lecture we will look at using overlay video and the different options that we can use. We will look at the different times you could use the different options.


In this lecture we will look at the basics of green screen in iMovie and how it can be used. We will talk about what green screen is and how green screen works.


In this lecture we look at green screen in more detail, we will do two practical examples. 


In this lecture we will look at adding photos into your movie and the different editing options that are available.


In this lecture we will look at adding titles to our movie, we will look at the different types of titles that can be added and the different ways that we can use them.

Section 4: Exporting your Movie

In this lecture we will look at the exporting options once you have all the things in place that you want for your movie. We will look at the different locations that we can export the movie to. 

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Instructor Biography

Colin Marks, Certified Microsoft & Apple Trainer

I am an IT Trainer with over 8 years experience in delivering training in both Apple and Microsoft to a large array of clients, in both public training centres and corporate environments.

I have an IT teaching diploma and focus mainly on software training. I hold a current Microsoft Office Master certificate and have been teaching Microsoft Office Specialist (Word, Excel, Access, Powerpoint and Outlook all to an advanced level) for the past 6 years.

The training I deliver ranges from iPad and iPhone training to Office productivity applications like Pages, Numbers and Keynote. I also train in video editing software like Final Cut Pro X and iMovie.

I feel the most important part of training is developing a connection with your students, building trust in both sides.

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