This page serves as a supplemental resource for iMovie Basics.
Start a New Project
In iMovie, the question mark icon will bring up labels that describe what each feature represents. “Learn more” links to a manual.
Screenshots vary between devices that have or do not have a home button. The power button can also be found in different positions.
A New Project includes different ways to add content, including videos, photos, , soundtracks, narrations, and camera recordings.
You can record narrations using the internal microphone or by using an external mic that connects to the lightening port. Some bluetooth options work well, including the Comica CVM WS50, which can also be used with the iPad Pro using a USB-C adapter.
Add Soundtracks and Effects
iMovie comes with a library pre-installed soundtracks and sound effects. Narrations, songs, and effects have their own independent layers.
When using a green screen, the light must be evenly lit and the subject should be far enough away to avoid producing shadows.
Overlays exist in the form of cutaways, picture-in-picture, split screen, green screen/blue screen and audio only.
Recording with Green Screen
I recommend foam backed screens because they are non-reflective and can be stretched and attached to most surfaces. Good lighting combined with a good chromakey editor will help produce great results. Best: Final Cut Pro, LumaFusion. Good: iMovie, Videoleap,