Video Workshop -- iMovie v. 8.0.3

Catheryn Cheal

Oakland University

 

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1. Create a new video project in iMovie. Click on the video camera button. Click Capture and begin speaking. 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. Or you can make multiple and separate files.

 

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 (Hints for talking on camera.)

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2.  When finished, click Done. This will create frames and clips on your Event Library. Click the Play button (arrow) at the lower left area to preview in the upper right area, the Viewer.

 

3. Edit:  Increase the number of frames of your event images by adjusting the slider to the left. Only select (by means of clicking a yellow box) the needed frames. Drag those frames up onto the Project Library (timeline) and click the play button to replay your video. Click on the little wheel in the lower left of the clip to crop or make adjustments.

 

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4. Trimming material:

Drag the red playhead over the clip in the Project Library to see what to delete. Select the area to delete with a yellow box. Then in the top menu, click on Delete Selection. Or choose the area you want to keep and in the top menu, click on Trim to Selection.

Precision Editor: Click on the wheel in the lower left of the clip and choose Precision Editor. Then fine tune the intersection between 2 clips.

 

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5. Add title:

a. Click on the T icon to open the Titles browser. Choose one of the title templates and drag in front of the clips in the Project Library.

b. Edit the text in the Viewer. Fill in the title information. Make any changes you want in the font and duration. You can add additional fonts in Preferences.

 

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6. Adding images over the main speaker:

Drag an image (jpeg, gif, or png) from your desktop onto your video in the Project Library. Release mouse and choose from the popup menu, Cutaway. This will separate your audio out and continue it while showing the image in place of the speaker's face. Click on the wheel in the lower left of the clip and choose Clip Adjustments to change duration and the Ken Burns effect (image panning).

 

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7. Adding diagrams from PowerPoint or Keynote

            a. Create one slide in PowerPoint or Keynote 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 this one slide as a movie or .mov file (Quicktime). Save it to your desktop and then drag it from your desktop to your video in the Project Library. Release mouse and choose from the popup menu, Cutaway. This will separate your audio out and continue it while showing the image in place of the speaker's face.

 

 

8. Saving.

a. In the menu, click on Share and Export Movie. This allows you to compress and save different file sizes for different purpose.

b. If you already have a YouTube account and want to mount your video there, choose: Share with YouTube. Put in account information, title, etc. and Check off Personal and make the video Public.

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Mounting videos on YouTube (if you don't have an account yet)

 

1.  Go to http://www.youtube.com/ and create an account

 

2.  Click on MyVideos and Click Upload and Video File

 

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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.)

 

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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.

 

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