Video Workshop -iMovie v. 6.0.3

Catheryn Cheal

Oakland University


1. Create a new video project in iMovie. Slide the video camera button to the left and click on Record with iSight. Begin speaking.









 (Hints for talking on camera.)


2.  When finished, click on Record with iSight again to stop the recording. This will create a clip on your clipboard. YouTube only accepts files that are less than 10 min. You can record a longer time and then split up the video into shorter files.


3. Edit:  Drag the clip down onto the timeline and click the play button to replay your video.






4. Add title:

a. Click on Editing and Titles. Choose one of the title templates so that it will preview.

b. Fill in the title and your name. Make any changes you want in the font, speed and duration.

c. Drag the Title type down to the timeline, in front of the first clip.







5. Cutting material:

a. Click the play button again to stop the playhead at a particular point that will be the beginning point of your cut. Go up in the menu to Edit and Split Video at Playhead.

b. Continue playing until you reach the end of  where you want to cut. (The clip must be selected by showing a blue color) Go up in the menu Edit and Split Video at Playhead.

c. Select the clip you just created that you want to remove. (Only it should be blue with the other clips white.) From the menu, click on Edit and Clear.




6. Adding images over the main speaker:

a. Drag an image (jpeg or gif file type) from your desktop to one of the clip squares.

b. Double-click the image clip and change the Duration time to however long you want the image to last in your video. Five seconds is rather short, so you might want to lengthen it, according to it's purpose.

c. Click on the image again and copy it, by going to the menu and clicking on Edit and Copy.

d. Put the playhead in front of the clip where you want the image to go. In the menu, click on Advanced and Paste over at Playhead. This will extract the audio from the original video so that it will continue playing even though the image (your talking head) is replaced by another jpeg image.





7. Adding diagrams from PowerPoint or Keynote

            a. Create one slide and draw elements on it or add photographs.

            b. Choosing one element at a time, create transitions between the elements of text, images, and/or photographs.You do this by Automatic Builds in the Inspector in Keynote and through the Slide Show and Custom Animations in PowerPoint.

c. Export as a movie or .mov file (Quicktime). Save it to your desktop and then drag an image (jpeg or gif file type) from your desktop to one of the clip squares.

d. Add a mov file into your iMovie project just like you add an image above.


8. Saving.

            a. In the menu, click on File and Save Project As. This will be a project file that you can always go back to and re-edit.

            b. In the menu, click on File and Export. This allows you to compress and save different file sizes for different purposes. To mount on YouTube, choose: QuickTime (.mov) and Compress movie for the Web, in the dropdown menu. Then click Share.







Mounting videos on YouTube


1.  Go to and create an account


2.  Click on MyVideos and Click Upload and Video File





3.  Click Upload again on the next page and find your mov file on your computer.


4. When uploaded, go to Embed and Sharing Options to find the URL to put as a link in your Moodle course. Select and copy the short URL. (It may take up to 30 min. or so for your video to actually show up at that location.)








Add YouTube link to Your Moodle Course


1. Open Moodle, go into your course, and click on Turn Editing On and Add a Resource. Choose Link to a File or Website. Fill out the form and paste the Short URL that you copied into the Location box. Save and Return.