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How to Create an iMovie Project

Import videos, photos and music to create your first movie

Creating a movie on your Mac computer with iMovie is easy. However, this process can be difficult until you make your first movie. Follow these steps to start your first iMovie project.

Step 1: Collect videos, images and audio

The first step in editing a video in iMovie is to collect all the items you need on your Mac.

  • video
  • picture
  • sound
  • iMovie app

If you don’t have the iMovie app on your computer, download iMovie from the Mac App Store.

Identify the video you want to use for iMovie and go to the Photo app on your Mac. Connect your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or camcorder to your Mac and import your videos into the Photo app.

You can also upload the video to a service such as Dropbox or Google OneDrive and then download it to your Mac.

Identify the image or sound you want to use in iMovie. Put the images in the Photos app and the audio in Apple Music (or iTunes if you’re using an older operating system).

Step 2: Create an iMovie project

Before you can start editing, you need to open, name, and save your project.

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Choose Create a new..

IMovie with new creation highlighted

Choose movie Combine videos, images and music into a movie. The application switches to the project screen and assigns a generic name to the movie as follows: My movie 1..

IMovie with movie options highlighted

Use the back arrow to go back. project Go to the page and enter the name of the movie to replace the common name.Choose have understood Save the project.

IMovie with the project arrow back and the name field highlighted

To access and edit your current movie project at any time project Then select your movie from the list of saved projects.

Step 3: Export video to iMovie

The video has already been transferred to your Mac. The photo must be included in the app’s video album.

Open the project and select picture It’s in the menu on the left.

IMovie project with photos highlighted

Choose album Go to the location of the video.

An iMovie project with highlighted albums

Select the video you want to add to your movie. Drag and drop the clip into your workspace. chronology..

An iMovie project with an arrow pointing to a video dragged into the timeline

Step 4: Export photos to iMovie

If you have digital photos stored in Photos on your Mac, you can easily import them into your iMovie project.

In your iMovie project, go to the following location: picture..

Browse the images and drag the images you want to use onto the timeline. Place it where you want the movie to appear.

An iMovie project with an arrow pointing to the highlighted photo and dragging the photo onto the timeline

Drag additional photos onto the timeline.

An iMovie project with an arrow indicating that the photo is being dragged into the timeline

Step 5: Add audio to iMovie

You don’t need to add music to your video, but it sets the mood and adds a professional touch. iMovie gives you easy access to mixing music and audio stored in iTunes on your computer.

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IMovie project with highlighted audio tab

Scroll through the music list.To preview the melody, select it cheek..

Select a song and drag it to the timeline. It appears below the video and photo clips.

An iMovie project where songs are dragged to the timeline

If the music is longer than the movie, click the audio track on the timeline and drag the right edge to trim it to the edge of the clip above.

Step 5: Watch the video

At this point, I’ve added all the necessary elements. To preview the movie:

Hover over the clip on the timeline. A vertical line will appear to indicate your location.

Place the angle line at the beginning of the first video clip in the timeline. The first frame is magnified to the largest edited part of the screen.

An iMovie project with a vertical line highlighted at the beginning of the movie

click cheek Click the icon below the large image to preview the movies you have with music so far.

IMovie project with highlighted play button

Step 6: Add effects to your movie

Optionally add effects to your movie. effect Look at the top of the preview screen (the project will be saved as you work).

The effects are as follows:

  • Adjust color, skin color, or white balance.
  • Change the color saturation or temperature.
  • Crop a photo or apply a Ken Burns effect.
  • Stabilize unstable video.
  • Adjust the volume.
  • Reduces background noise.
  • Change the video speed or vice versa.
  • You can choose from a variety of clips and sound effects.

To add narration microphone Click the lower left corner of the movie preview screen to start talking.

Step 7: Share the movie

Easily share movies via email, YouTube and Facebook.

Choose project Go to the tab and select the movie project icon.

IMovie with the project tab and movie selected

Choose rear (3 points).

IMovie project with More highlighted

Choose Share the project..

IMovie project menu with shared projects highlighted

Choose Email.. The email app will open and you can send the movie to your desired email address.

IMovie project options with email highlighted

Or select Share the project >> >> YouTube and Facebook Follow the prompts to upload to YouTube or share to Facebook.

IMovie project options with YouTube and Facebook highlighted


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How to Create an iMovie Project

Import videos, photos, and music to make your first movie

It’s easy to make movies on Mac computers using iMovie. However, until you’ve successfully made your first movie, the process can be intimidating. Follow these instructions to get started with your first iMovie project.

Step 1: Gather Your Video, Images, and Sound

The first step when editing video with iMovie is gathering all the necessary elements on your Mac:

Video
Images
Sounds
iMovie application

If the iMovie application isn’t already on your computer, download iMovie from the Mac App Store.

Identify the video you want to use for your iMovie and move it to your Mac’s Photos app. Connect your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or camcorder to the Mac and import the video to the Photos app.

You can also upload your video to a service like Dropbox or Google One Drive and then download it to your Mac.

Identify any images or sounds you want to use in your iMovie. Place images in the Photos app and sounds in Apple Music (or iTunes if you’re using an older OS).

Step 2: Create Your iMovie Project

Before you get started editing, you need to open, name, and save your project:

Launch iMovie and select the Projects tab.

Select Create New.

Select Movie to combine video, images, and music in a movie. The app switches to the project screen and assigns your movie a generic name, such as My Movie 1.

Use the back arrow to go back to the Projects page and enter a name for your movie to replace the generic name. Select OK to save the project.

To access and edit your in-process movie project at any time, select Projects and then select your movie from your saved projects list.

Step 3: Import Your Video to iMovie

Earlier, you transferred your video to the Mac. It should be residing in the Videos album of your Photos app.

Open your project and select Photos from the menu on the left.

Select Albums and navigate to your video’s location.

Choose the video you want to include in your movie. Drag and drop the clip to the work area, which is called the timeline.

Step 4: Import Photos Into iMovie

When you already have your digital photos stored in Photos on your Mac, it’s easy to import them to your iMovie project.

In your iMovie project, go to Photos.

Browse through your images and drag an image you want to use to the timeline. Place it where you want it to appear in the movie.

Drag any additional photos to your timeline. 

Step 5: Add Audio to Your iMovie

Although you don’t have to add music to your video, music sets a mood and adds a professional touch. iMovie makes it easy to access music and mix audio already stored in iTunes on your computer.

Select the Audio tab.

Scroll through the music list. To preview a tune, select it and click Play.

Select a song and drag it to your timeline. It appears under the video and photo clips.

If the music runs longer than your movie, trim it by clicking the audio track on the timeline and dragging the right edge to match the end of the clips above it.
Step 5: View Your Video

At this point, you’ve added all the elements you want. To preview your movie:

Move your cursor over the timeline clips; you’ll see a vertical line that indicates your position.

Position the verticle line at the beginning of your first video clip on the timeline. The first frame will enlarge in the bigger editing section of the screen.

Click the Play icon under the large image to preview the movie you have so far, complete with music.

Step 6: Add Effects to Your Movie

Optionally, add some effects to your movie using the effects that run across the top of the Preview screen. (Your project saves as you work.)

Effects include:

Adjust color, skin tones, or white balance.
Change the saturation or temperature of the color.
Crop a photo or apply a Ken Burns effect.
Stabilize shaky video.
Adjust the sound volume.
Reduce background noise.
Change the speed of the video or run it in reverse.
Choose from a large selection of clip and audio effects.
To add a voiceover, select the microphone in the bottom-left corner of the movie preview screen and start talking. 
Step 7: Share Your Movie

It’s easy to share your movie via email, YouTube, or Facebook.

Select the Projects tab, then select your movie project icon.

Select More (three dots).

Select Share Project.

Select Email. Your Mail app will open and you can send the movie to the email addresses you want.

Or, select Share Project > YouTube & Facebook and follow the prompts to upload to YouTube or share to Facebook.

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