If you ever wanted to try video editing now is the time. This year the Toronto Public Library’s Digital Innovation Hub is proud to offer iMovie editing classes to the public. iMovie is a great video editing tool that makes the process and technology a lot easier to learn. If you’ve never explored slicing video, adding audio and using a range of transitions and video effects this is the place to start.
In the Hubs at the moment we offer a wide range of video editing software from iMovie, Final Cut Pro and Adobe Premiere to name a few. iMovie is great because this software is part of the Apple OS suite. It certainly is a lot easier to get familiar with some of the regular tools and once you’ve conquered the video editing process in this more introductory workshop, you can graduate to more advanced software programs that are more in line with what professionals are using today. Each attendee of the class will be given a laptop, access to the software and a handful of files to play with. In two hours you’ll get a chance to explore many of the different tools available in this great software, such as using transitions and titles, adding audio and a soundtrack, cutting and splicing, and mastering the timeline.
iMovie can work with video footage from most format digital video cameras and use certain file formats, with some footage having to be converted before use in the program. From there, users can edit the photos and video clips and add titles, music, filters and effects, including basic color correction and video enhancement tools and transitions such as fades and slides. Apple even worked with Abbey Road Studios in England to add original music and film scores to increase your selection in the sound library. And if you’re not into making movies, create a short movie trailer with one of the available templates available in the software.
Below are some great tutorials you can find online in both book and video format. A great book we have available through Safari Tech Books Online is iMovie the missing manual.
And there are a tonne of videos to choose from to help guide you. Check out Safari or even Youtube for videos like the one posted below.
Also click here to see all the dates and times that are currently posted on the Toronto Public Library website. The first class scheduled on February 25th will open for online registration starting tomorrow morning at 9 a.m.
Soon your videos will look like something straight out of Hollywood.