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From Barnes & NobleThe Barnes & Noble Review
With the arrival of Apple’s iLife 04 media suite, all the iApps you love are better than ever. Plus, Apple’s new GarageBand does for music what iMovie did for video. Now there’s an Apple-certified tutorial that’ll give you a running jump-start with all these programs.
Michael Rubin organizes iLife into 14 hands-on projects that cover all the basics -- plus a few surprises you might not have expected. For instance, you’ll learn how to deejay a party with your iPod: move playlists there, customize them, play your iPod music through your external speakers. Or how about time-lapse video? (Just don’t budge that camcorder: Find your remote!)
When it comes to teaching iMovie editing, Rubin’s really in his element. He helped pioneer these techniques at LucasFilm back in the '80s, long before anyone imagined doing them on a Mac. Later, he assisted in post-production on Bernardo Bertolucci's The Sheltering Sky and served as principal nonlinear editor on Paul McCartney’s concert film Get Back.
But there’s way more to this book than video editing. Rubin walks you through organizing your photo library, then creating dynamic slide shows -- complete with motion, effects, and narration. You’ll score your production with GarageBand, then publish it on the Web -- or burn it to DVD with iDVD 4. Sample lesson files are on the accompanying CD-ROM.
If you’ve got a Mac, chances are you’ve always wanted to really master these tools. Why not do it now? This full-color, step-by-step book makes it super-easy. Bill Camarda
Bill Camarda is a consultant, writer, and web/multimedia content developer. His 15 books include Special Edition Using Word 2003 and Upgrading & Fixing Networks for Dummies, Second Edition.