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iMovie Beyond the Basics
By Jeff Carlson
Jun 21, 2011
iMovie includes many tools for dealing with special situations, as well as for improving what you've already shot. Jeff Carlson shows you how to use them.
Use iMovie to Share Videos on YouTube, MobileMe Gallery, and iPhone
By John Tollett
Feb 1, 2010
John Tollett shows how to use iMovie to share your videos with your pals worldwide.
Use iMovie's "Snap to Beats" Feature to Make a Music Video
By John Tollett
Jan 11, 2010
Your Mac's iMovie application provides a fast, easy (and free) way to create music videos out of footage you already have on hand. John Tollett shows how it's done.
Five Cool and Useful Techniques for iMovie '09 and iDVD
By Jeff Carlson
Jul 6, 2009
It would be easy to overlook some video-editing and DVD-creation features in iMovie '09 and iDVD, as they aren't immediately apparent to a new (or even longtime) user. But these tips from Jeff Carlson are immediately useful, and loads of fun.
iMovie 09 and iDVD for Mac OS X: Lighting
By Jeff Carlson
Jun 4, 2009
Learn how basic lighting works, and how to take advantage of it to ensure that the objects you’re shooting don’t turn out to be dark, talking blobs when you’re editing.
Preprocessing: How Real Movie Magic is Made
By Andy Beach
May 5, 2008
In this excerpt from Real World Video Compression, author Andy Beach shares industrial-strength preprocessing techniques that will make your video look professional no matter what device you're watching it on.
How To Buy and Rent Media To Play on Your Apple TV
By Jeff Carlson
May 2, 2008
In this excerpt from The Apple TV Pocket Guide, Second Edition, author Jeff Carlson tells you how to buy cool stuff to watch on your Apple TV using either your computer or the Apple TV itself.
QuickStart Guide to Lighting for Movies
By Jeff Carlson
Feb 8, 2008
Author Jeff Carlson helps you avoid disasters in the editing room by making sure you shoot your films in the right light.
Creating Timelapse WebCam Movies on a Mac
By Maria Langer
Aug 31, 2007
A WebCam is one way to show off what's going on outside your window or in your office, but sometimes still photos don't share the whole picture. Why not put your WebCam view into motion by turning all those images into a timelapse movie? In this article, author and WebCam tinkerer Maria Langer shows you how.
Making Movies with iMovie HD
By Jim Heid
Feb 2, 2007
Best-selling author Jim Heid shows you just about everything you need to know to make movies in iMovie HD. By the end of this chapter, you'll have learned how to work with clips, add photos and audio to movies, create titles, dazzle with effects and transitions, and more.
Don't Move! How to Add Motion to Your Movies
By Jeff Carlson
Jan 19, 2007
One of the advantages of a small camera is that it easily moves with you. However, when you're shooting, motion can become a character in its own right. Slowly moving across a scene imparts a different feeling than quickly scanning your surroundings, for example. This chapter addresses the most common ways of moving the camera to add motion to your movie, including the number one rule: don't move.
iMovie HD: Making Movies
By Jim Heid
Nov 20, 2006
The Camera in Motion
Nov 13, 2006
The New Face of Podcasting: Creating Video Podcasts Using iMovie, GarageBand, and iWeb in iLife '06
By Ryan Faas
Jun 9, 2006
The ease of podcast creating in iLife '06 can turn any Mac owner into the online equivalent of a radio star. But what if you want to star in your own online TV series? The answer is video podcasting, and Ryan Faas says it isn't much harder to put together than a traditional audio podcast.
Robin Williams Cool Mac Apps: iMovie
By Robin Williams, John Tollett
Oct 6, 2005
There isn't much more boring than an unedited movie, and home movies are no exception. This chapter will help you learn to edit your home movies with iMovie HD.
iMovie HD: The Camera in Motion
By Jeff Carlson
Sep 30, 2005
One of the advantages of a small camera is that it easily moves with you. However, when you're shooting, motion can become a character in its own right. Slowly moving across a scene imparts a different feeling than quickly scanning your surroundings, for example. This chapter addresses the most common ways of moving the camera to add motion to your movie, including the number one rule: don't move.
I Heart iMovie: Why Apple's iMovie HD Beats Windows XP Movie Maker 2
By Jeff Carlson
Aug 19, 2005
Apple's easy-to-use iMovie software turns your home movies into slick productions, often comparable to those of professional editors. Jeff Carlson explores the features that will make Windows users sick with envy.
How To Create Final Cut Pro Effects Using iMovie
By Gerald Everett Jones
Oct 22, 2004