In this unit, you will learn about the awesome power of video editing.
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If you want to get started with video editing, the Mac is a great place to do it. It comes with iMovie, a great piece of video editing software for beginners. It is developed by Apple for macOS and iOS devices, and was originally released in 1999.
Click on the Import Media button, or the down-arrow button in the top left of the window, to add video, image and audio files to your project.
This is the timeline. You can drag videos, images, and audio files into it to add them to your movie. iMovie has a magnetic timeline - video added to it will stick automatically.
If you want to split a clip, use your mouse to put the line where you want to split it and click on it. Then click Modify > Split Clip or use the shortcut Command-B.
To make your video look more professional, you can add transitions using this menu. There are a lot of options, but don't get carried away! Two of the most useful ones are Cross Blur, which is good for transitioning between clips, and Fade to Black, which is a great way to end your video. You can preview a transition's effects by hovering over it.
To add a transition, simply drag it between two clips.
Now that you've had a play around with the basics of iMovie, it's time to try creating your own video. You could try:
- A stop-motion video
- A cooking video
- A remix
- A vlog
Create a short video using iMovie, remembering to use some of the techniques you have learned. Export it as a file using the Export button in the top right, upload the file to Google Drive, and submit it as evidence. Good work!
Angeliki & Kristie
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