Month: June 2014

How to Edit Video on an iPad ~ part one

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….

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Note: You need to have shot some video footage on your iPad before starting this lesson.

Select the iMovie App on your iPad

iMOVIE

Tap  on Project then….

PROJECTS IMAGE

….. the + sign (top right hand corner) to start a new movie.

PLUS SIGN

 

 

 

Then tap on Movie

CREATE MOVIE

Select a style for your opening title from Apple’s selection of themes …

BRIGHT THEME PLAYFUL THEME NEON THEME

 

 

 

 

… or tap in the right hand corner to select Create Movie. You can always add a style after you have finished editing.

SELECT CREATE MOVIES

Tap on one of your video clips, then tap on the arrow pointing down ..

START EDITING 2ARROW

 

 

 

 

…..and your video clip is loaded into the timeline.

START EIDTING 3

 

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Part Two – Assembly Edit: https://slateone.wordpress.com/

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Coming soon: ‘How to Shoot and Edit Your Home Movies Like a Pro’ – part one / part two

Contains 30+ video examples. Storyboards by Peter Parr

PART ONE PART COVER - THE FINAL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Rik Mayall (1958-2014)

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Rik Mayall has died. He was a good actor. A funny writer.

He’ll forever be remembered for ‘The Young Ones,’ (BBC) which I didn’t like but could see the skill in how it was written and put together.

I had a pleasant, funny hour with him in Birmingham once; exploring how we could make money from selling water.
It was in the foyer of a sound studio. We weren’t working together but both of us knew someone else who was there and a conversation began. We quickly knocked up a comedy situation out of what started as a normal conversation.
He must have been a dream to co-write with. He had a natural talent. He didn’t have to work hard at it. The development of a sketch appeared within half an hour. Then we parted and went our separate ways.
He was a charming, affable man, not one bit of a ‘I’m a star’ attitude.

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