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Got one of those hot new iMacs with DV built in? Ready to showcase your daughter's dance performance—or make the next Blair Witch Project? Check out MAKING iMOVIES, the complete guide to every aspect of the process, from technology to storytelling.
Scott Smith walks you through the entire moviemaking process, and provides comprehensive lesson files, video clips, sound effects, and music on CD-ROM—nope, wrong, make that DVD-ROM. You can follow along, building a complete movie with Apple's iMovie software—and learning all the techniques you'll need to create your own, from planning your production to working with your digital video camcorder, importing digital video, editing, cropping, cutting, dissolves, transitions, arranging scenes, creating credits, and more.
Smith, an editor at RES: The Magazine of Digital Filmmaking, offers practical, hands-on solutions for the problems beginning movie-makers encounter. He also shows how to share your movie—across the Internet, on CD-ROM in QuickTime format, or by exporting to VHS video tape. Desktop video is the next revolution in computing—and with MAKING iMOVIES, it's one revolution you can lead.