iMovie for Mac - Full Tutorial

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Welcome to my iMovie Tutorial! Get Your Free PDF Guide:
Want to learn the basics of video editing? You've come to the right place! In this 43 minute class, David will show you everything you need to know in order to edit with iMovie. We'll start off showing you how to import and organize your footage and then we'll cover topics like adding transitions, adding text to your video, animate your photos by adding "the Ken Burns effect" to them, and so much more.
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  1. Paul Nagels
    Paul Nagels
    10 klukkustundum síðan

    Very interesting video, thanks for sharing!! I have just one question, when I click at to top of the screen (My Media, Music, Titles...) when I click at Music, I see my complete iTunes library. How can I remove these, and just add and see the music from as example from Artlist? Thank you and keep up the good work! Best regards, Paul

  2. Cee Ell
    Cee Ell
    20 klukkustundum síðan

    Thank you!

  3. Cris Credo!
    Cris Credo!
    20 klukkustundum síðan

    Thanks for this, it' great. But where is the music resource in the pdf guide? Don't see it.

  4. Eirin Cordoba
    Eirin Cordoba
    Degi Síðan síðan

    I have all my iPhone videos and photos on my Ext hard drive, but when I click >import Media I get this error; None of the selected files or folders can be imported. Change the selection and try again. What am I doing wrong? thanks

  5. Geeboles Gaming
    Geeboles Gaming
    Degi Síðan síðan

    how do you follow the playhead? I press play and the video plays and when I want to edit that part I have to find where my clip paused at. I'm trying to make it so when I play a clip in the editing section my playhead is always in the middle I don't have to chase it

  6. Georgia Atkinson
    Georgia Atkinson
    2 dögum síðan

    So helpful! Thank you!!!

  7. antonio cancel
    antonio cancel
    2 dögum síðan

    Hi, Is there any way to import an audio sent to me and saved to add to my movie as a voice over?

  8. hungry fam standard
    hungry fam standard
    3 dögum síðan

    Very helpful

  9. eamoose
    3 dögum síðan

    David, working on my kids reading a children's book (Chester). During the story there is a spot where the cat draws a line with a marker. I would like to add in a sound effect inserted between the voices so that it goes reading, sound (with video paused), reading then continues. I have been struggling with a solution.

  10. Klauzz
    3 dögum síðan

    Thanks bro i've been looking for an editor and you made my day man!! I can carry on with my journey now

  11. CanadianBookHeroes
    3 dögum síðan

    Thank you SOOO much for this, David! I just started a channel and had no idea how to edit. You answered so many questions and gave such great advice. I can't wait to get started editing!

  12. C. Lassen
    C. Lassen
    4 dögum síðan

    What imac, do you use? I have a medio 2011 imac, and it´s VERY slow:-(

  13. Two Hour Digital
    Two Hour Digital
    4 dögum síðan

    David, brilliant tutorial. I now finally get iMovie. Been on a couple of Apple introductory courses and it never quite registered as there was too much to take on board at the one time. However your delivery is great and I can't wait to get started 😎

  14. Ninad Patil
    Ninad Patil
    4 dögum síðan

    hi I am faceing issues with video quality basically the video was shot with a I phone 11 and it seems the video is lagging plz suggest

  15. The Renovators, LLC Home improvements
    The Renovators, LLC Home improvements
    4 dögum síðan

    looking to learn this app!!!

  16. Ultra Baby 3D
    Ultra Baby 3D
    4 dögum síðan

    This is so helpful! your're a great teacher, super easy to learn from. Thank you!!

  17. William Mickler
    William Mickler
    4 dögum síðan

    I want to learn how to have multiple movie clips going simultaneously in one video. For example, as a musician I want to record several clips playing different parts or instruments and put it into one movie. Is this possible in iMovie?

  18. Sean Madden
    Sean Madden
    5 dögum síðan

    Started using iMovie a couple weeks ago and this was an excellent, thorough and easily understandable tutorial of all the features. And THANK YOU for what you said at <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="1384">23:04</a> about the video not always playing back smoothly. I thought my computer processor was too slow, or my files were too large when this happens and it was frustrating me tremendously, so glad to know that's just a normal side effect that happens!

  19. Woody Fletcher
    Woody Fletcher
    5 dögum síðan

    Very very clear video, thank you so much. Definitely helped my understanding. Here is a request for some additional info: an overview of how the content is organized. Where do you find your project? What is the library? What is an event? How do they work together? Where is the video saved in imovie once you have exported it? It is surprisingly unintuitive! I have subscribed to your channel, and look forward to watching more videos.

  20. Corinne Asch
    Corinne Asch
    6 dögum síðan

    Really good video. You are a master at teaching

  21. Lynlee Bischoff
    Lynlee Bischoff
    6 dögum síðan

    thank you so much for this! Just closed my massage practice of 33 years to do my part. Needed to learn iMovie quickly and this was a HUGE help. Thank you.

  22. JD Hawk
    JD Hawk
    7 dögum síðan

    Thank-you for this!

  23. The Coin Pursuit
    The Coin Pursuit
    7 dögum síðan

    David you have helped me out massively thank you sir!

  24. Silvia Silver
    Silvia Silver
    7 dögum síðan

    amazing class! thank you so much. will give it a shot and see how it goes :)

  25. Dianna W
    Dianna W
    8 dögum síðan

    Great tutorial! Thanks!

  26. Eduardo Martinez
    Eduardo Martinez
    8 dögum síðan

    You have some great content...learned from the best.

  27. the2ems1
    8 dögum síðan

    Is there an easier way to reposition an audio track other than trying to grab it with the mouse and dragging?

  28. CAI Hosted by Kevin Dawson FSCTE ASET
    CAI Hosted by Kevin Dawson FSCTE ASET
    10 dögum síðan

    Hi David, many thanks for the time you take to do these tutorials, amazing and informative. You mentioned a link to non copyright material for sound etc

  29. Your Doctor Ikram
    Your Doctor Ikram
    10 dögum síðan

    Ironically, my iMovie was updated yesterday and since then, all of .MOV / QuickPlayer files imported in iMovie for editing are automatically at least 10 to 12 seconds shorter than the original and hence playing fast. Any solutions?

  30. Katarina Haddad
    Katarina Haddad
    10 dögum síðan

    Great video, thanks for doing this, super helpful. You mentioned you would provide a link to some available audios? I can't seem to find that. Thanks.

  31. CostaBlancaOnline
    11 dögum síðan

    Great video and very easy to follow. May I ask what screen recording software you use? Or have you done a video on this also?

  32. Rubem Duailibi
    Rubem Duailibi
    12 dögum síðan

    The tutorial was amazing! Thank you very much.

  33. Loco C
    Loco C
    12 dögum síðan

    Thank You, Really helped edit my Uni Project :)

  34. keef53 Travel & Hostel Reviews
    keef53 Travel & Hostel Reviews
    12 dögum síðan

    Very easy to understand thank you. I have switched to a imac from PC and have been using Cyberlink Power Director. There I can fade in and out my audio within the play. How do I vary the volume within a music background and not just at the beginning or end? I also have Final Cut

  35. bleek blaw
    bleek blaw
    13 dögum síðan

    great tutorial! thanks

  36. Neil Kitchin-Wilson
    Neil Kitchin-Wilson
    13 dögum síðan

    Thank you so much. This was incredibly helpful.

  37. Adriana Villa
    Adriana Villa
    13 dögum síðan

    super helpful and not annoying at all. All the other videos I've watched bore me! Says what needs to be said doesn't talk too much!

  38. J Adams
    J Adams
    15 dögum síðan

    Very clear and helpful video, thanks so much!

  39. Flat Earth Fisherman
    Flat Earth Fisherman
    16 dögum síðan

    All globes are animations. The Earth is Flat

  40. Alexis'_ KittenDollKlub
    Alexis'_ KittenDollKlub
    17 dögum síðan

    First of all, 43 minutes? my heart stopped. I just want to know how to cut movies and add them to eachother!

  41. MikeRay Vlogs
    MikeRay Vlogs
    17 dögum síðan

    Thanks green eyes

  42. Maxx3D ASMR
    Maxx3D ASMR
    19 dögum síðan

    A M A Z I N G Thank you for sharing , I was editing everything on my iPhone because the Mac seemed to complicated. Liked & Subbed 👍

  43. Pedro Gonzales
    Pedro Gonzales
    19 dögum síðan

    I went to pickup the Class Tutorial. That would be the compendium PDF to the class I presume. All I found was a 4 page "guide", not the class. Am I missing something here? Can you tell me where the PDF to this class is? Thank you so much!

  44. Victor Trevino
    Victor Trevino
    20 dögum síðan

    EXCELLENT TUTORIAL... Well structured. Approaches the teaching process from the 'learners' perspective. Pacing is just right and he has an engaging personality along with a sprinkling of humor. Strongly recommended if you are new to iMovie.

  45. Empress A'Sassiya
    Empress A'Sassiya
    21 degi síðan síðan

    This tutorial was not only practical gold dust, it was entertaining! Thanks so much, didn't expect to find such useful and engaging information so easily!!

    22 dögum síðan

    Very well organized!

  47. Roaming Smith
    Roaming Smith
    23 dögum síðan

    Such an awesome beginners guide in using such an awesome bit of software.

  48. Madalina Butnariu
    Madalina Butnariu
    25 dögum síðan

    <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="1290">21:30</a>

  49. Dr. Beehive Swivel
    Dr. Beehive Swivel
    26 dögum síðan

    Thank you, so much for this tutorial! It was thorough, simple and pleasant to be a part of. I am subscribing and telling my friends. This was great! Once my confidence builds, I will return for a Final Cut Pro tutorial. I purchased the book, but I ma looking forward to working with your tutorial as well. Thank you, so much, for sharing.

  50. Sameh Elsayed
    Sameh Elsayed
    27 dögum síðan

    Hello Folks, I try to write a formula in a title using Imovie; in that formula I need to raise the power to “n”. When I review the video before I save it, the “n” is not showing as power anymore but written on the line with other letters. Any one can help please?

    1. Sameh Elsayed
      Sameh Elsayed
      27 dögum síðan

      Any solution David?

  51. Trash Vids By Alex
    Trash Vids By Alex
    29 dögum síðan


  52. Lindsey Winkler
    Lindsey Winkler
    29 dögum síðan

    This video was SO concise, informative and enjoyable! thank you!

  53. Rachel Przewozny
    Rachel Przewozny
    Mánuði síðan

    This was by far the most helpful editing video I have watched! Thank you!

  54. Greg Kocsis
    Greg Kocsis
    Mánuði síðan

    Fantastic lesson David, crystal clear and easy to understand!

  55. Canal avg
    Canal avg
    Mánuði síðan

    Thanks. I learned a lot from you today

  56. Tricia Vogt
    Tricia Vogt
    Mánuði síðan

    Great tutorial! Thank you so much for the PDF guide!

  57. Mr bud gerb
    Mr bud gerb
    Mánuði síðan

    Very helpful video!!! Thankyou!

  58. Arabic Church of Knoxville, Tennessee
    Arabic Church of Knoxville, Tennessee
    Mánuði síðan

    Excellent, thank you 🙏

  59. Denise Willerton
    Denise Willerton
    Mánuði síðan

    Why is it that when I do a Facebook or ISpulse live, my camera shows that I’m in landscape, but the video show up in portrait, and to make matters worse, it’s also sideways! HELP!!!

    1. Terrance Nock
      Terrance Nock
      Mánuði síðan


  60. FC
    Mánuði síðan

    Congrats man. Straight to the point! High quality explanation!

  61. Alvaro León 13
    Alvaro León 13
    Mánuði síðan

    those eyes are my dammation

  62. Yoyis Lash&Beauty
    Yoyis Lash&Beauty
    Mánuði síðan

    Loved your video! Great tips! Thanks for sharing! Also where can I get free music?

  63. Paddle and Hook
    Paddle and Hook
    Mánuði síðan

    THANK YOU for the detailed help. I have been needing to learn how to detach audio in iMovie. I wish i had watched this months ago! Great job on this video sir 😁

  64. Evelyn Monica
    Evelyn Monica
    Mánuði síðan

    thanks! i have learned a lot!

  65. jen salvatore
    jen salvatore
    Mánuði síðan

    I’ve learned a lot..thank you

  66. Mario Carvajalino
    Mario Carvajalino
    Mánuði síðan

    David, thank you for the tutorial. I sent an small donation via PayPal. Are you thinking in an update of IMovie? Better to learn IMovie before going into Final Cut Pro? What's your advise?

  67. Gagan Deep Khurana
    Gagan Deep Khurana
    Mánuði síðan

    Thank You 😊

  68. Matthew Gray
    Matthew Gray
    Mánuði síðan

    Loving this video. As someone who has recently taken on video editing as a little hobby, this kind of free information is really valuable. One thing I will add, that I do not believe David addresses, is to do with the 'Detach Audio' function. To my knowledge, one detached, audio cannot be 'reattached' and so if you did wish to work with both together once more, you will have to re-drag the original file back (if you find you're in a pickle with audio-video syncing for example).

  69. Valesia Ho
    Valesia Ho
    Mánuði síðan

    Thank you for this easy to follow tutorial!

  70. Adriana R
    Adriana R
    Mánuði síðan

    <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="1571">26:11</a> This is my friend Richard, we're not really sure what's wrong with him...

  71. Media12o6
    Mánuði síðan

    I have had imovie for years but have not been able to use it, until I listened to this tutorial. Thank you David.

  72. dondi gutierrez
    dondi gutierrez
    Mánuði síðan

    how can I import music to iMovie from a copywrite free website

    Mánuði síðan

    hi there can i ask some question for you sir?

  74. Michael Mason
    Michael Mason
    Mánuði síðan

    Well thought out and presented. Moreover, included in the overall how-to are some subtle but useful tips and shortcuts to make the editing more efficient. For example, other videos I have seen do not mention the (I)n and (O)ut quick keys to use while scrubbing,

  75. Daniel Purvis
    Daniel Purvis
    Mánuði síðan

    Great video, thank you for uploading

  76. John Zelahy
    John Zelahy
    Mánuði síðan

    Like you, I also fly drones but I am a novice. One thing I notice with both my Mavic Mini and my Phantom 3 Standard is that my pan videos are jumpy. Up and down or back and forth are very smooth but panning is jumpy. Is there a way with iMovie to get rid of the jumpiness? If not, what can I do to my drone set-up to make pans smoother?

  77. Pietro Mantova
    Pietro Mantova
    Mánuði síðan

    it really helped me thanks

  78. David Lindmark
    David Lindmark
    Mánuði síðan

    Thank you. I enjoyed that.

  79. Richelle Camara
    Richelle Camara
    Mánuði síðan

    So amazing! Thank you! I am a yoga instructor and want to post videos on ISpulse! So this helps! Thanks again

  80. Pauline Gransier
    Pauline Gransier
    Mánuði síðan

    Thank you for adding the subtitles. It really means a lot to me not to feel left out, only because I am hard of hearing.