I am a film editor with over thirty years of broadcast experience. I worked for the BBC for over twenty years and was freelance for ten.
Ever since the arrival of Avid editing software in the early 90s, software and computer companies have done a great service to amateur and professional film makers.
Avid editing software on an Apple computer changed film editing forever, for the professional and the amateur.
The free software iMovie which is pre-loaded onto an iPad is an excellent piece of ‘kit.’
Whether you are editing a Home Movie, Indie Art House film or a pilot for your Blockbuster, iPad can do the job.
Here is the first step on getting your movie edited….
Note: You need to have shot some video footage on your iPad before starting this lesson.
Select the iMovie App on your iPad
Tap on Project then….
….. the + sign (top right hand corner) to start a new movie.
Then tap on Movie
Select a style for your opening title from Apple’s selection of themes …
… or tap in the right hand corner to select Create Movie. You can always add a style after you have finished editing.
Tap on one of your video clips, then tap on the arrow pointing down ..
…..and your video clip is loaded into the timeline.
Part Two – Assembly Edit: https://slateone.wordpress.com/
Coming soon: ‘How to Shoot and Edit Your Home Movies Like a Pro’ – part one / part two
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