Jan 1, 2011
For journalism students just starting to learn video, I created two compact, illustrated handouts in fall 2010:
Basic iMovie 09 Tutorial — PDF, 9 pages, 1 MB
More iMovie 09 Tips (Part 2) — PDF, 6 pages, 552 KB
The reason I made two handouts instead of one:
In the first video editing class, I teach purely editing. I focus on how to trim, what to trim, and how to match the action. I talk a little about avoiding jump cuts. I explain how to export a high quality file.
In the second video editing class, I devote most of the time to how cutaways work and how to make them. Then I cover how to add audio, titles and credits. Adjustments to audio volume and detaching audio from video are also explained.
You can use these handouts under this Creative Commons license.
Apple’s how-to videos for iMovie 09 are here.