So, you wanna be in pictures? Home-movie Hitchcock wannabes have a simple and exciting desktop video-editing tool: Apple’s iMovie 3. iMovie 3 is the perfect tool for turning those long, boring home videos into interesting, polished productions that your family and friends will enjoy. Let’s face it, without video-editing software to sharpen your home movies, even your own kids and creative filming techniques (of the floor) can be unwatchable.
With iMovie 3, you can be a modern-day Orson Welles, and write, direct, and star in your own original short films or edit those shelves of dusty videotapes you’ve had for years. After you master iMovie 3, you will start to think like a movie director or an editing room technician every time you pick up the camera.
iMovie 3 Fast & Easy will teach you to make better home movies using Apple’s exciting video-editing software. You will learn to edit your video clips, add smooth transitions, insert opening titles and closing credits, add soundtracks and sound effects, create special effects, and export your finished production. You’ll also learn some camera shooting tricks to help you visualize a better epic. Finally, you’ll learn how to create a simple Web page to post your final masterpieces.
Premier Press’s Fast & Easy guides are visual solutions to getting started and learning computer-related subjects. The easy-to-follow, highly visual Fast & Easy style makes this a perfect learning tool. Computer terms are clearly explained in non-technical language, and numbered steps keep explanations to a minimum to help you learn faster.
In addition to the visual and detailed descriptions of useful tasks, this book also contains some extra comments, including:
About the Author
- Notes give background and additional information about various features.
- Tips reveal shortcuts or hints that make using iMovie even simpler.
KEVIN HARRELD is a Senior Acquisitions Editor for Course Technology. After years of working behind the scenes editing and acquiring numerous technology books, he took a starring role as author of iMovie Fast & Easy. The box office success of that book (or maybe it was Apple’s decision to release iMovie 2, and later iMovie 3) pushed him to pen two sequels, iMovie 2 Fast & Easy and iMovie 3 Fast & Easy.
Before writing, editing, and acquiring books, Kevin also worked for several years in the newspaper industry, where he learned the definition of a deadline. Spending a year as a film studies minor, living in movie houses (before he had kids), and listening to Joe Bob Briggs has made Kevin believe he’s an authority on movies.
Kevin lives in Indianapolis with his wife, Lisa; daughter, Genevieve; sons, Jackson and Hudson Bo; and hound, Dignan. He enjoys fairways and greens, hardwoods and diamonds, and big screens and artificial butter flavor.