iMovie app: Edit video stories on your iPhone or iPad - iOS
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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.
4.4 (16 ratings)
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What Will I Learn?
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
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  • You need a modern iPhone or iPad and the iMovie app.

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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Who 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
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Curriculum For This Course
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INTRODUCTION: Getting started
4 Lectures 03:34
How to take this course

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

Preview 00:54

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

Meet your instructor

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

Preview 00:27
Video apps for editing on an iPhone or iPad
2 Lectures 05:11

How to organize your video production apps.

Best video apps for iPhone

Set up your phone with these video apps

Checking in
Shot sizes and filming patterns
3 Lectures 10:58

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

A six-shot pattern for making great video

Exercise - Film video with the shot pattern
Filming sequences
1 Lecture 07:54

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

How sequences can transport location and convey duality

What Sequences can do

Check for understanding.

1 question
Writing scripts
1 Lecture 17:21

- Tips for organizing the shots to prompt a script

A foolproof method for writing a video script
Recording voice over narration
1 Lecture 01:39

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

How to track a vocal narration - voice over techniques
Planning a video story
3 Lectures 07:06

- Identify your best shots and bites

Log and capture

A simple method for organizing your story flow

Build your story flow

Video editing in iMovie
8 Lectures 34:01
Exporting video clips from Filmic Pro to iMovie

Change setting to save to camera roll

Managing video files between apps

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

Editing interviews and sequences

Editing audio tracks in iMovie

Speed ramping (Advanced editing)

A quick method for making video from photos
Titles and lower thirds graphics
3 Lectures 10:09
Title cards and lower thirds graphics

Transitions and animation

Custom text
Creating video with text and editing in iMovie
3 Lectures 15:26

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

Demo: Turn text into video clips

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

Edit text video clips with iMovie

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

How to upload HD video to Facebook
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About the Instructor
Robb Montgomery
4.3 Average rating
318 Reviews
7,995 Students
12 Courses
Video journalism professor

Robb Montgomery (@VideoJournalist) has taught more than 20,000 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. Professionals seek him out in Berlin to get personalized training sessions. But you don't have to book a trip or pay his day rate for coaching to get started.

His Smart Film School video courses are required for every student at the EFJ journalism school in France. FH Journalism School in Austria, The University of Notre Dame and the Danish School of Journalism issue his e-learning 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 bona-fide video journalism pioneer, 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.