Making iMovies

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This book shows you how to make movies using nothing more than a DV camcorder and an iMac computer. A primer on moviemaking for the Internet, this book demystifies the process by eliminating technical mumbo-jumbo and infusing the reader with a sense of confidence. By illustrating the features of Apple's iMovie software, the author guides the reader through the process of making short movies for delivery over the WWW; includes lesson files, video clips, sound effects, music scores, illustrations, and still photos ...
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Overview

This book shows you how to make movies using nothing more than a DV camcorder and an iMac computer. A primer on moviemaking for the Internet, this book demystifies the process by eliminating technical mumbo-jumbo and infusing the reader with a sense of confidence. By illustrating the features of Apple's iMovie software, the author guides the reader through the process of making short movies for delivery over the WWW; includes lesson files, video clips, sound effects, music scores, illustrations, and still photos to enhance the tutorial projects.
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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.

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For the latest generation of movie-makers, the senior editor at and creator of digital effects for many feature films, demystifies the filmmaking process. While showcasing the Apple hardware and software revolutionizing desktop video production, Smith also offers time- honored storytelling tips. Replete with visuals and Web references. The bundled DVD-COM includes iMovie lesson files, sample video clips, and sound effects. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780201704891
  • Publisher: Peachpit Press
  • Publication date: 4/21/2000
  • Edition description: w/ DVD ROM
  • Pages: 132
  • Product dimensions: 9.02 (w) x 8.95 (h) x 0.49 (d)

Table of Contents

1. Storytelling tips.
Stories Are Everywhere. Storytelling Is About Structure. Dramatic Structure. Getting Your Story Started. Shoot First, Structure Later. Circumvent the Script. Storyboards. Using iMovie to Structure Stories. The Clip Shelf. Lesson: Building Storyboards in iMovie. Lesson: Importing PICT and JPEG Images. Showing and Telling.

2. Shooting techniques.
Neighborhood Moviemaking. Shoot It Locally, Show It Globally. Use Actors You Already Know. Spare Every Expense. Shooting for the Web. Some Shots Are Not Web-Friendly. Think About Contrast. Use Close-ups in Your Compositions. Silhouette Vital Scenes of Action. Issues with Camera Movement. Dressing up for DV. Using Your DV Camcorder. Stand Still, Shut Up, and Focus. Stand Still. Shut Up. Focus. Know Your Camera. Looking Like a Pro. Tips on Lighting. Recording Ambient Noises for Sound Effects. Composing Your Shots. Framing Within the Frame.

3. Importing footage.
Why FireWire Is So Hot. How Digital Video Works. Importing Clips into iMovie. Is the Camera Connected? Complete Control of Your Camcorder. Selecting Footage for Import. Batch Capturing by Timecode. Maximum Length for Captured Footage. Capturing Live Video from a Camera. When Space Runs Out. Renaming Clips. Deleting Clips. Viewing Your Footage.

4. Cropping clips.
Viewing Clips. Selecting Clips for Preview. Time Markers Using the Clip Markers. Lesson: First Impression.

5. Adding sound and music.
Audio in Perfect Sync. Selecting Sounds in the Audio Timeline. Changing the Audio Settings. Selecting from the Sound Effects Collection. Lesson: The Flower of Love. Importing Other Audio Files. Other Ways of Importing Audio Files.

6. Adding titles and transition effects.
Use Effects Sparingly. Titles for Movies. How Titles Work in iMovie. Setting the Duration of an Effect. Setting the Direction of the Animation. Selecting a Font for Your Titles. Choosing the Color of Your Titles. Previewing Your Effect. Lesson: Adding Titles to Movies. How Transitions Work in iMovie. Lesson: Adding Transitions to Movies.

7. Saving your movie.
Saving Your Project Files. Exporting Your Finished Movie. Exporting to Mini-DV Tapes. Making a Copy on a VHS Tape. Exporting to QuickTime. Saving Your Movie for CD-ROM. Saving Movies for the Web. Using the Experts Setting.

8. Preparing video for the Web.
Sending Movies over the Internet. File Size and Compression. Using the iMovie Web Settings. Presenting Your Movie on the Web. Movie Players and Plug-Ins. QuickTime 4. RealPlayer. Windows Media Player. Web Sites Where Movie Watchers Go. Posting Movies for Download. Preparing Video for Streaming. Making the Tutorial Movies. Troubleshooting. Web References.

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