iMovie app: Edit video stories on your iPhone or iPad - iOS

Master iMovie app to shoot and edit broadcast quality video stories on your iPhone or iPad. Make iPhone videos.
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  • Lectures 34
  • Length 2.5 hours
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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Published 3/2015 English

Course Description

Are you ready to start editing video stories with your iPhone?

“I like the way the course is arranged. The short segments make it easy to digest and easier to remember.” — Jackie P Hampton

This step-by-step class teaches beginning and advanced tips to make and edit professional video content with an iPhone or iPad.

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My courses have the highest average review rating in the video category on Udemy!

  1. 30 lectures and 3 hours of content!
  2. Over 7,500 satisfied students are enrolled in the Smart Film School courses
  3. These courses have more than 130 five-star reviews
  4. Last month over 300 students joined Smart Film School courses


“I started making movies right away and feel very inspired. Thanks, Robb!”
— Jennifer Doettling

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This course is continuously updated.

“I particularly like the fact that Robb updates his courses on a regular basis with new content in this fast paced field. If something new comes out he adds it and points to how useful it can be. This course is more than just editing techniques - it is a gateway into making more effective videos for mobile. I was really impressed. I thoroughly recommend it.” — Leon Cych

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This course will teach you everything you need to know to edit video with an iPhone or iPad.

Save time and money making social video.
Communications officers, journalists and media outlets are quickly turning to the iPhone to produce high quality video at lower cost.

Improve your career.
This course will give the video skills that can help you get a better job.

Journalism professors use this course in their classrooms.

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You will learn how to edit high quality video stories with the iMovie app.

  • Fundamentals of editing video
  • Building a video from sequences
  • Making titles and lower-thirds
  • Trimming and arranging clips
  • Shortcuts and themes that work best in iMovie
  • Building a video on the timeline
  • Managing audio
  • Recording voice-over narration
  • Making a video from still photos
  • Shot sizes
  • A six shot pattern that makes great videos
  • Storyboarding
  • Titles and lower-thirds
  • Sharing to social media
  • TV-Style cutaway edits for interviews
  • Speed ramping and other modern techniques
  • Working with time-lapse and slow motion footage

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I encourage you to learn how to produce video stories and take your job to the next level.

No previous video production experience is required.

"This is an excellent course for beginners and also those people who want to get on board with how to make and manipulate mobile film and video to create compelling content.” — Leon Cych

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Important information before you enroll

  • Take this course, risk-free. It is backed by a 30 day money-back guarantee, full refund, no questions asked.
  • Once enrolled, you have unlimited lifetime access to the course
  • You will have instant access to all updates added to the course
  • Take a free preview and be assured of the lecture quality

"Great course! Very easy to understand. I learned everything I expected, and more. I started making movies right away and feel very inspired!”— Jennifer D

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Master iMovie video editing for iPhone
Learn the video secrets from a world expert on mobile video and documentary film.

Make pro travel videos that you can sell, or, make videos for content marketing and social video channels like Twitter, Snapchat and Facebook.

You can even use iMovie to edit videos for your video podcasts or to promote your small business.

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Who is this for?

This course is designed for anyone with an interest in making better iPhone video.

Small business owners, coaches, teachers, moms, travel and food lovers, filmmakers, media teachers, media students, content marketers, and journalists.

“I liked the way this course flowed from topic to topic with bite size chunks of useful information that made it easy to understand. Definitely worth the time invested in studying.” — Stephan Hendricks

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Enroll now and start editing video with iMovie on your iPhone.

Let’s get started!

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What are the requirements?

  • You need a modern iPhone or iPad and the iMovie app.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Film, edit and share short films using your iPhone
  • Produce news stories and video packages
  • Perform simple, but powerful video editing in iMovie
  • Make videos about your company
  • Fundamentals of editing video
  • Shortcuts and themes that work best in iMovie
  • Making titles and lower-thirds
  • A six shot pattern that makes great videos
  • Increase your video expertise many times over
  • Learn how to plan your video for the best results
  • Trimming and arranging clips
  • Moving video clips between apps and computers
  • Building a video on the timeline
  • Editing audio on multiple tracks
  • Plan and produce short form video
  • TV-Style cutaway edits for video interviews
  • Recording voice-over narration
  • Making a video from still photos
  • Planning a video - storyboarding
  • Intro and advanced video editing tips
  • Sharing to social media
  • Speed ramping and other modern techniques
  • Capture, edit and share video using YouTube apps

What is the target audience?

  • This is an introductory course, no previous experience required.
  • You will learn more than the basics, you will learn much more than tools and software you will learn how to make pro videos with iMovie.
  • Teachers
  • Students
  • Marketers
  • PR pros
  • Reporters
  • Business owners

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.

Curriculum

Section 1: INTRODUCTION: Getting started
How to take this course
Article
00:54

This is an introductory class in video editing and filmmaking techniques using an iPhone or iPad.

01:45

Robb Montgomery has been a visual journalist for 30 years and a filmmaker and video journalism instructor since 2005.

00:27

I show you how you can take these lessons with your smartphone.

Section 2: Video apps for editing on an iPhone or iPad
04:27

How to organize your video production apps.

Best video apps for iPhone

Checking in
00:44
Section 3: Shot sizes and filming patterns
Shot sizes, shooting lines and sneaker zoom
Preview
06:23
03:22

This filming pattern will get you the shots you need for a video sequence that matches a soundbite.

Exercise - Film video with the shot pattern
01:13
Section 4: Filming sequences
07:54

Analysis of “24 hours in Hong Kong,” A story without words.

How sequences can transport location and convey duality

1 question

Check for understanding.

Section 5: Writing scripts
17:21

- Tips for organizing the shots to prompt a script

Section 6: Recording voice over narration
01:39

A case study from the scene of the oldest Viking ship to ever be found

Section 7: Planning a video story
02:25

- Identify your best shots and bites

03:30

A simple method for organizing your story flow

Storyboarding
01:11
Section 8: Video editing in iMovie
Exporting video clips from Filmic Pro to iMovie
02:42
Change setting to save to camera roll
00:44
Managing video files between apps
02:31
06:48

A demo for how to edit sound bites, add cutaway sequences and build a video story in iMovie.

Editing audio tracks in iMovie
05:07
Advanced Editing: J cuts and cross fades
Preview
06:45
Speed ramping (Advanced editing)
05:26
A quick method for making video from photos
03:58
Section 9: Titles and lower thirds graphics
Title cards and lower thirds graphics
05:02
Transitions and animation
01:25
Custom text
03:42
Section 10: Creating video with text and editing in iMovie
05:12

Use a simple app to create stunning animated video from words and pictures

09:44

Combine text video clips and voice over to create an original video in only a few minutes

Article

The video you upload to Facebook from an iPhone or iPad is low quality by default. Let’s fix that!

Section 11: Examples of video editing in iMovie
Ravi the Rulbreaker: Edit a 6-shot & sound bite in iMovie
13:16
10:32

A tutorial for how to build a longer video using the techniques shown in this course. The short film was shot and edited entirely on iPhone 6+. The filming took place in Ireland over 12 days.

Section 12: Sharing and analytics
Exporting and uploading video
08:07
Feedback
Article
Section 13: One more thing!
Final Lecture
Article

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Instructor Biography

Robb Montgomery, Video and innovation strategy

Robb Montgomery has taught more than 10,000 people, just like yourself, how to make great-looking video stories with small cameras and smartphones.

His workshops and courses are used by reporters at CNN, The New York Times, Reuters, BBC, RTÉ Ireland TV, and many public broadcasters like VRT in Belgium and Mediacorp in Singapore. 

His Smart Film School video courses are required for every student at the EFJ journalism school in France. FH Journalism School, Notre Dame and the Danish School of Journalism also the education discount to issue his video courses to all students. Styria Media in Europe has an Enterprise-wide license that allows every employee full access to all of Montgomery's video training courses.

Why? Montgomery is a global expert in video storytelling and innovation strategy and is based in Berlin, Germany. He is the author of "A Field Guide for Mobile Journalism,”  and a new book on video storytelling to be published by Taylor & Francis (London and New York).

As a WAN-IFRA consultant, he works with journalists worldwide to develop mobile video projects and as a design-thinking expert, he leads internal teams at media companies to rapidly develop actionable prototypes and new products.

For Media Development projects in Egypt and Georgia, Montgomery developed the world's first mobile journalism school and has trained thousands of journalists in video storytelling, social media, and design thinking processes.

He produces diploma courses on mobile journalism at universities in Europe.

Montgomery was elected as a "Storyteller in Residence" for the Ashoka Foundation in 2015. 

In 2014 he launched the Smart Film School — an e-learning platform with course packs of video tutorials that teach social video, mobile journalism and documentary filmmaking. 

Montgomery previously served as an editorial art director for the Chicago Tribune, Page One editor for the Chicago-Sun-Times, and has redesigned several major newspapers including the Chicago Sun Times and the San Francisco Examiner.

His work with the investigative journalism team at the Sun-Times won him recognition at the Peter Lisagor awards and he has been awarded top honors in Society of News Design competitions since 1992.

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