Making iMovies

Making iMovies

by Scott Smith

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780201704891
Publisher: Peachpit Press
Publication date: 04/21/2000
Edition description: w/ DVD ROM
Pages: 132
Product dimensions: 9.02(w) x 8.95(h) x 0.49(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vi
Table of Contents
vii
Introduction xi
Using the Lesson Files xiii
Storytelling Tips
1(14)
Stories Are Everywhere
3(1)
Storytelling Is About Structure
4(2)
Dramatic Structure
4(2)
Getting Your Story Started
6(2)
Shoot First, Structure Later
6(1)
Circumvent the Script
6(1)
Storyboards
7(1)
Using iMovie to Structure Stories
8(1)
The Clip Shelf
8(1)
Building Storyboards in iMovie
9(3)
Importing PICT and JPEG Images
12(1)
Showing and Telling
13(2)
Shooting Techniques
15(16)
Neighborhood Moviemaking
17(1)
Shoot It Locally, Show It Globally
17(1)
Use Actors You Already Know
17(1)
Spare Every Expense
17(1)
Shooting for the Web
18(7)
Some Shots Are Not Web-Friendly
18(1)
Think About Contrast
19(1)
Use Close-ups in Your Compositions
20(1)
Silhouette Vital Scenes of Action
21(2)
Issues with Camera Movement
23(1)
Dressing up for DV
23(2)
Using Your DV Camcorder
25(2)
Stand Still, Shut Up, and Focus
25(1)
Stand Still
25(1)
Shut Up
26(1)
Focus
26(1)
Know Your Camera
27(1)
Looking Like a Pro
27(1)
Tips on Lighting
27(1)
Recording Ambient Noises for Sound Effects
28(1)
Composing Your Shots
28(3)
Angles
29(1)
Triangles
29(1)
Framing Within the Frame
29(2)
Importing Footage
31(8)
Why FireWire Is So Hot
33(2)
How Digital Video Works
34(1)
Importing Clips into iMovie
35(3)
Is the Camera Connected?
35(1)
Complete Control of Your Camcorder
35(1)
Selecting Footage for Import
35(1)
Batch Capturing by Timecode
36(1)
Maximum Length for Captured Footage
36(1)
Capturing Live Video from a Camera
37(1)
When Space Runs Out
37(1)
Reanming Clips
37(1)
Deleting Clips
37(1)
Viewing Your Footage
38(1)
Cropping Clips
39(20)
Viewing Clips
41(2)
Selecting Clips for Preview
41(1)
Time Markers Using the Clip Markers
42(1)
First Impression
43(14)
Cropping our Unnecessary Footage
43(5)
Putting Clips into the Timeline
48(3)
Splitting One Clip into Two
51(3)
Cropping Clips in the Timeline
54(2)
Clearing Footage from a Clip
56(1)
Before You Save
57(2)
Adding Sound and Music
59(18)
Audio in Perfect Sync
61(1)
Selecting Sounds in the Audio Timeline
61(3)
Changing the Audio Settings
62(1)
Selecting from the Sound Effects Collection
63(1)
The Flower of Love
64(3)
Adding Sound Effects to the Timeline
64(3)
Using Narration
67(7)
Adding Your Own Narration
68(2)
Editing Audio Clips in the Timeline
70(2)
Positioning Audio Clips in the Timeline
72(2)
Using the Music Palette
74(1)
Adding Music from an Audio CD
74(1)
Importing Other Audio Files
75(2)
Other Ways of Importing Audio Files
76(1)
Adding Titles and Transition Effects
77(28)
Use Effects Sparingly
79(1)
Titles for Movies
79(1)
How Titles Work in iMovie
79(4)
The Titles Palette
79(1)
Choosing a Title Effect
80(1)
Setting the Duration of an Effect
80(1)
Setting the Direction of the Animation
81(1)
Selecting a Font for Your Titles
81(1)
Chooding the Color of Your Titles
81(1)
Previewing Your Effect
82(1)
Adding Titles to Movies
83(2)
Creating Titles over a Black Background
83(2)
Deleting the Effect
85(1)
Rendering Effects
86(1)
Creating Titles over Video
86(1)
Updating an Effect
87(2)
Creating Titles over a Still Image
88(1)
Duplicating a Title Effect
89(3)
Duplicating and Updating Title Effects
90(2)
How Transitions Work in iMovie
92(1)
The Transitions Palette
92(1)
Choosing a Transition Effect
92(1)
Similarities Between Titles and Transitions
92(1)
Differences Between Titles and Transitions
92(1)
Adding Transitions to Movies
93(10)
Placing Transitions in the Timeline
93(4)
Processing Multiple Transitions
97(2)
Updating Transitions in the Timeline
99(2)
Using Transitions Creatively
101(2)
Adjusting to Changes in the Timeline
103(2)
Saving Your Movie
105(6)
Saving Your Project Files
107(1)
Exporting Your Finished Movie
107(1)
Exporting to Mini-DV Tapes
108(3)
Making a Copy on a VHS Tape
108(1)
Exporting to Quick Time
108(1)
Saving Your Movie for CD-ROM
109(1)
Saving Movies for the Web
110(1)
Using the Experts Setting
110(1)
Preparing Video for the Web
111(6)
Sending Movies over the Internet
113(1)
File Size and Compression
113(1)
Using the iMovie Web Settings
113(1)
Presenting Your Movie on the Web
113(3)
Movie Players and Plug-Ins
113(1)
QuickTime 4
113(1)
RealPlayer
114(1)
Windows Media Player
114(1)
Web Sites Where Movie Watchers Go
115(1)
Posting Movies for Download
115(1)
Preparing Video for Streaming
116(1)
Behind the Scenes
117(14)
Making the Tutorial Movies
118(1)
First Impression
118(2)
The Flower of Love
120(2)
General Hysteria
122(2)
Troubleshooting
124(1)
System Requirements
124(1)
Using Other FireWire Capture Cards
125(1)
Running Low on Memory
125(1)
Tips for Camcorder Compatibility
125(1)
Canon Camcorders
125(1)
Panasonic Camcorders
125(1)
Sharp Camcorders
125(1)
Sony Camcorders
125(1)
Using Device Control
126(1)
Exporting to DV Tape
126(1)
Storage Device Speed
126(1)
Reinstalling iMovie
126(1)
Web References
127(1)
Online Showcases and Festivals
127(1)
Audio Sites
128(1)
Camera Support and Stabilization Systems
128(1)
Online Discussion and News Groups
128(1)
DV Cameras and Accessories
129(1)
Online Film Schools
129(1)
3D Graphics, Animation, Titles, and Special Effects
129(1)
Moviemaking Magazines and Resources
129(1)
Compression and Streaming Technologies
130(1)
FireWire Hardware Manufacturers
130(1)
Index 131

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