Produce Mini Masterpieces with iMovie for iOS

Learn how to create mini masterpieces movies with iMovie for iOS. Learn the basics and advanced tips in mobile editing.
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    Chip Dizárd is a Final Cut Pro X Certified Trainer  and entrepreneur with a passion for all things technology and media.  He graduated from Coppin State University in Baltimore, Maryland with a degree in Media Art/Communcation, and discovered his love for web design in 1999 after he created a web site for local nonprofit organizations in the Washington, D.C. area.

    He’s helped numerous organizations build an online presence.  In 2002, he founded the new media firm Absolute Presence.  The company focused on web development, video production, and media consulting with a focus on serving government agencies, non-profits, and companies.

    In 2002, Chip also co-founded, an online streaming portal where churches and ministries throughout the world can stream services live and on demand.

    He also discovered a love for education, and after working as the General Manager of Baltimore City Public Schools Education Channel 77, he now teaches media production for the school district.

    He now focuses on online delivery of teaching at his new web site  with his business partner, Amani Channel.

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Produce Mini Masterpieces with iMovie for iOS

Learn how to create mini masterpieces movies with iMovie for iOS. Learn the basics and advanced tips in mobile editing.
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iMovie for iOS is a mobile video editing application that allows you to create professional looking videos from your mobile device. You can send the videos to Facebook, YouTube, CNN iReport, Vimeo and more. This course covers the 2.0 version of iMovie for iOS which has many new features as listed below.

What's new in this version 2.0?

  • All-new, streamlined design
    • Share clips, movies, and trailers to iMovie Theater and watch them anywhere
    • Full-screen Video browser with quick clip sharing
    • Adjustments Bar for easy access to audio and video controls
    • 16 new title styles
    • Three new transitions — Slide, Wipe, and Fade through black or white
    • Two new trailers — Indie and Family
    • Slow motion
    • Cutaway, picture-in-picture, and split-screen effects
    • Add just the audio portion of video clips to a movie
    • Detach audio from video in the timeline
    • Duplicate audio or video clips
    • Trim, split, and reposition music and sound effects
    • Adjustable audio fade-in and fade-out
    • High-frame-rate video recording
    • Share via Mail and Messages
    • Use AirDrop to send video clips and iMovie projects
    • Import media via iTunes File Sharing
    • 64-bit support

  • Visit my site for more information and to grab some free video bonuses!

      • iMovie for iOS Software
      • Requires iOS 7.0 or later.
      • The app is optimized for iPhone 5.
      • Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
      • Over 29 lectures and 2 hours of content!
      • Edit videos shot on iPhone or iPad and publish videos to YouTube, Facebook or Vimeo
      • Add background music to your videos from iTunes, Dropbox and other apps
      • Create transitions and titles
      • Create Hollywood style movie trailers
      • Edit a mobile news package for CNN iReport or your local news
      • Record voice-overs and add b-roll to your video
      • People who are serious about making professional looking mobile videos
      • Journalists, Filmmakers, Photographers, and other pros who want to tell short stories with their mobile device


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    Available on Desktop, iOs and Android
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    • SECTION 1:
    • 1
      Course Overview

      In this module, I give the course overview and things that you should expect when you take this course.

    • 2
      How to adjust iMovie Settings

      In this module I cover what key settings you need to adjust in iMovie for iOS.

    • 3
      Layout differences between iPhone and iPad

      iMovie for iOS is a universal app but there are a few differences between the iPhone and the iPad app. In this module I share the differences and best practices for editing in both devices.

    • SECTION 2:
      Working with video footage
    • 4
      How to import movies from iTunes to your iPad or iPhone

      In this module I cover how to import footage from iTunes to your iPad or iPhone.

    • 5
      How to organize, favorite and sort your raw video footage

      Many professional video editors will tell you that organization and is key to any successful video edit. In this module I cover organizing your footage, marking them as favorites and making selections with your raw footage.

    • 6
      All about iMovie Themes

      Themes are the basis for all iMovie projects and edits. In this module I cover how to use themes and what themes to choose for the different types of videos you edit.

    • 7
      How to redo and undo an edit

      The redo and the undo button are life raft for a video editor. In this module I show you how to use them in your project.

    • SECTION 3:
      Working with Photos
    • 8
      The Ken Burns Effect

      Adding the "Ken Burns Effect" or movement to your photos enhances photos and is the industry standard created by documentary filmmaker Ken Burns. In this module I share with you easy tips to add movement to your photos and how to get the professional look from iMovie using photos in your iMovie project.

    • SECTION 4:
      Working with Audio
    • 9
      How to record narration or voice-over

      In this module you will learn how to use your iOS built-in mic to record a high quality voice-over.

    • 10
      How to add background music

      In this module I show you how to add background music and adjust it for your iMovie for iOS project.

    • 11
      How to add sound effects

      iMovie for iOS has many built-in sound effects that can help enhance your video. In this module I share how to add them to your project and adjust them throughout your movie.

    • SECTION 5:
      Working with Titles
    • 12
      How to create titles from iMovie Themes

      Themes are the basis for all iMovie projects and edits. In this module I cover how to use themes and what themes to choose for the different types of videos you edit.

    • 13
      Creating custom titles

      iMovie for iOS now has the ability to add custom pre-made titles to your project. Adding these types of titles give your video the professional polish that sets you apart. There are many options to choose from, and the customs titles can be changed based on the theme that you choose.

    • 14
      Titles in iMovie for iOS Review
      3 questions
    • SECTION 6:
      Working with Transitions
    • 15
      How to insert transitions in your project

      iMovie for iOS has many built in transitions. In this module I show you how to add them to your iMovie project.

    • 16
      Adding sound effects and adjusting transition length

      In iMovie for iOS I show you how to add sound effects to your transitions and how to adjust the transition length by adjusting the video clips.

    • SECTION 7:
      Advanced Editing
    • 17
      Cutaways and Secondary Footage

      In this module I show you how to add cutaways (b-roll) to your iMovie project.

    • 18
      How to adjust video speed

      In this module I show you how to adjust speed settings in iMovie and adjust audio settings to match the speed.

    • 19
      How to create a freeze frame with video
    • 20
      Using Natural Sound and J Cuts to enhance your mobile edits

      Using natural sound and adjusting cutaways can make a huge difference in your videos. In this module I share how how to make small adjustments to add a polish and professional look to your mobile videos.

    • 21
      Advanced Editing Review
      5 questions
    • SECTION 8:
      Finishing Your Movie
    • 22
      How to export to YouTube, Vimeo and more.

      This module covers exporting to YouTube, Vimeo, Messages and more. I also share why you should use the HD setting when uploading to these video sharing services.

    • SECTION 9:
      Working with Trailers
    • 23
      Creating movie trailers

      In this module I share how I make trailers for my home movies. Trailers are a exciting way to share your home movies or special moments. iMovie for iOS makes it easy to create them and share them with your family and friends.

    • SECTION 10:
      Bonus Lessons
    • 24
      Using Dropbox iOS app with iMovie for iOS

      In this bonus lesson I share how to upload and download audio and video from the Dropbox app for use in iMovie for iOS. This is very useful when you want to get footage that was sent to you to add to your movie.

    • 25
      Handout and Downloadable Footage
      3 pages
    • 26
      Behind the scenes of an iMovie Edit

      In this module, I share my methods for editing a short piece and the "why" behind it. Visit our mobile site at for more mobile video training.

    • 27
      Storyteller's Mobile Production Guide
      8 pages

      At we have created resources for mobile users. To view the videos that accompany the guide visit

    • 28
      Shades of Fall (Sample edited iPhone video)

      In this bonus video, my business partner and co-founder of Web Video, Amani Channel shares his first iMovie 2.0 video edit. I thought it was so impressive that I wanted to share it with you. The possibilities are endless with editing on your iOS device.

    • 29
      Advanced video edited with iMovie for iOS

      This is a video I shot and produced for for a guest post. I used Dropbox, iMovie for iOS and two cameras and screen flow and reflector to capture the iPad.

    • SECTION 11:
    • 30
      Final Thoughts

      In this lecture I give my closing thoughts on iMovie for iOS and video editing. I would also be very grateful if you left a review on my course on Udemy, this helps spread the word so other learners people can learn just like you. Please visit my mobile training site at for more videos and tips.

    • 31
      Resources used to create this coures
      2 pages

      A pdf file listing the resources and links I used to create this course. For more resources visit


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