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Having Fun with iMovie Trailers

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In this lesson from Apple Pro Training Series: iMovie you'll select a movie genre and then customize a storyline to fit your home video. Finally, you'll add clips according to the iMovie storyboard directions.

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Creating iMovie trailers is another simple way to produce an enjoyable, if short, movie. Trailer is a term used in Hollywood to describe the coming attractions you see before a feature presentation. iMovie trailers are a slick, fun way for you to turn your clips into bigger-than-life, Hollywood-style coming attractions.

In this lesson, you’ll select a movie genre and then customize a storyline to fit your home video. Finally, you’ll add clips according to the iMovie storyboard directions.

Selecting a New Event

Before you begin creating a trailer, open a different event in the browser. These clips are somewhat more contemporary than the clips you used in the previous lessons.

  1. From the Libraries list, select My Dog Nima. This is an event filled with clips of a small puppy, Nima, taken over the course of a year.

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    You won’t need to see the Golden State movie you created in the previous lesson so you can close the timeline.

  2. Click the Close button in the upper-left corner of the timeline, if the timeline is not already closed.

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    You’ll use clips of Nima to make the trailer but first you’ll need to change the sort order back to ascending. You may recall that you sorted them in descending order in Lesson 2.

  3. Choose View > Sort By > Ascending.

    The browser is sorted to show the clips from the earliest to the most recent. You can skim over a few clips to get an idea of what the browser contains.

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