How To Make A Killer Video For Less Than $100

Anyone with a phone can make a video these days, but to make a professional, high-quality video that gives your company or brand a clean, modern look requires two important things 1) the time and effort put into editing the video, and 2) excellent content - video, audio, and still imagery. If you are low on editing skills, have no fear: there are some fantastic tutorials out there. If you have iMovie, Adobe Premiere Pro, Windows Movie Maker, or any of the major video software programs, there are some quick and easy lessons you can use in … Read more about How To Make A Killer Video For Less Than $100

Free Tutorial Series: How to Edit with Apple iMovie

Free Tutorial Series: How to Edit with Apple iMovie iMovie is a free application for Mac products used to create and edit videos. An iMovie project can be as simple or complex as you would like. This tutorial takes you through the basics for creating a project in iMovie using VideoBlocks. VideoBlocks.com provides members with unlimited downloads of stock video, motion backgrounds, production music, sound effects, special effects, After Effects templates and much more. Once loggin in, you can browse contents and search categories - … Read more about Free Tutorial Series: How to Edit with Apple iMovie

How To Create Stop Motion and Time Lapse in iMovie

Stop motion and time lapse are a fun effects to occasionally incorporate into your video editing projects. You may think, however, that you need fancy software or high end video editing programs to get the job done. Not true! Even iMovie can create slow video and time lapse videos if you know how to manipulate it. Here are step by step instructions for creating a stop motion or time lapse sequence in iMovie. 1. Open iMovie. Go to Properties>Timing. Change the preferences from “Ken Burns” to “Fit in Frame”. This will keep your photos from … Read more about How To Create Stop Motion and Time Lapse in iMovie

How to Use iPhone Video in iMovie

If you have an iPhone or a 4G iPod Touch, you’re walking around with a high quality camera in your pocket at all times. Start taking advantage of it! Use that little camera to capture spontaneous moments and candid memories! It is really easy to process iPhone video footage in iMovie if you know the quick workflow. Here’s a breakdown of how to do it in both iMove pre-’11 and iMovie ‘11.   How to Use iPhone Video Clips in Older Versions of iMovie If you’re not running off of the latest version of iLife, you may be surprised that your … Read more about How to Use iPhone Video in iMovie

Quick Tip: Make iMovie More Like Final Cut Pro

Quick Tip: Make iMovie More Like Final Cut Pro Have you ever been forced to use iMovie for a quick project, only to spend way more time than necessary being frustrated by its confusing antics? If you’re more familiar with Final Cut Pro, iMovie’s seemingly backwards setup can seem both ridiculous and illogical. Here’s a quick tip to help you make iMovie look more like your beloved Final Cut Pro. (Need some free stock footage to use in your video editing projects? Click here to download your free stock footage clip!) 1. Go to “Window” in the … Read more about Quick Tip: Make iMovie More Like Final Cut Pro

Will Avid Replace iMovie on the iPad?

Avid just announced yesterday that they have launced a video editing app for the iPad. This is a pretty radical move for a company that only years ago was on its way out of business. This $4.99 app is available in the Apple App Store, right along side Apple’s own product, iMovie. So the question is...will Avid be able to knock iMovie out of the video editing app spotlight? Here’s our take on it: (Need some free stock footage to help out your video editing project? Click here to download a free stock footage clip.) The Avid App Avid’s new … Read more about Will Avid Replace iMovie on the iPad?

Converting Video to Use in iMovie on iPad 2

Having iMovie on your iPad 2 is great and all, but isn’t it super frustrating when it only allows you to use video that you shot on the iPad? That takes a little of the convenience out of on-the-go editing. However, you can get that footage you shot on your camcorder onto the iPad 2 with just a few easy steps. Here’s how to do it: (Need some free stock footage to try this with? Click here to download your free stock footage clip.) Step 1: Convert to MP4 The exact process for this step will depend on the kind of camera you have and what … Read more about Converting Video to Use in iMovie on iPad 2

Top 5 Fun Video Editing Tools in iMovie ‘09

So many people use iMovie ‘09 for their basic video editing needs, and why wouldn’t you? It comes free on every Mac, it is pretty user friendly (especially for novice editors), and it has great tools to make it easy to share your final projects online. However, even some of the most faithful iMovie users don’t know about some of the fun features the program has to offer. Here’s a list of five of our favorite fun tools in iMovie ‘09 that you should think about using next time you’re editing.   1. Maps Whenever I watch the evening news, … Read more about Top 5 Fun Video Editing Tools in iMovie ‘09