Video Editing Basics: Learn Video Editing with iMovie

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Got some home videos you’ve been meaning to cut together? Or perhaps some footage on your phone you want to edit and post to Facebook? Or maybe you want to help your kids edit their own movies? This 1 day editing workshop will provide the beginner video editor with the basics of cutting together their own movies so they can share their creations with family, friends and the world! If you are looking to add some simple but effective extras to your footage then this course is for you.

In this course, you will create stunning edits using a range of stock & short film footage. Join this class to learn to how to navigate the timeline effectively using basic shortcuts as well as adding effects, titles, transitions & music. You’ll take home to ability to bring your own unique flair to edits, starting with simple tasks and moving up into more complex operations so they can utilise the wide range of features iMovie offers.

This course utilises Apple’s iMovie editing software. iMovie is a affordable software solution that can be downloaded from the App store. iMovie is a simple and user friendly program aimed at the non-professional editor. You can edit your own footage shot on any device or camera to create cinematic trailers and edit your own videos from scratch. You can even edit on an iPhone or iPad. It’s never been easier to make your own videos at home. Just choose the clips you want to use then rearrange and cut them on the timeline, insert titles, add transitions & effects and add a soundtrack with easy to use drag and drop tools.

Please note that we currently offer two types of courses – class room and live online via zoom platform. If you choose our live online option, a material kit with all necessary items will be delivered to your door step after enrolment.

Course outcomes

By the end of this course you will have learned:

  • How to set up a project file and workflows.
  • All of the iMovie interface.
  • How to edit sequences together confidently from start to finish.
  • How to add effects, transitions & colour changes.
  • How to export for different media channels.
  • How to edit projects to suit specific audiences.

Course content

  • Introduction to iMovie interface
  • Importing footage into a project
  • Working with events & projects
  • Basic editing techniques & workflow
  • Working with effects & transitions
  • Adding graphics, images & logos
  • Working with backgrounds
  • Basic colour changes
  • Motion & speed changes
  • Audio editing & levels
  • Working with titles
  • Basics of Green screen/keying
  • Cropping, resizing & working with layers
  • Exporting your video and uploading to YouTube
  • Learn about video file types & terminology
  • Project management
  • Tips for editing to an audience

Ideal for

Tthe complete beginner. This course is aimed at those who think a professional editing program may be beyond their needs and are looking for a quick and simple way to create fun and interesting video content. We cater to the amateur video enthusiast as well as home business owners looking to get creative with their advertising as well as teachers looking to incorporate more into their lesson plans. Whether it be in-house training videos, professional looking YouTube videos or to add some flare to travel footage you have. No prior knowledge of editing is needed to attend the course but some competency with computers and specifically Macintosh computers is assumed.

Please bring to each class

  • USB stick for taking edits home
  • Headphones/Earphones
  • If available to the student please bring an iPhone or iPad with iMovie installed on it.

About your tutor

Marcus is the head of the Film & Video courses at Sydney Community College and is also a freelance video editor, actor and filmmaker. Marcus has has been making and editing short films from an early age and now works with a collective of filmmakers and sound designers who make film-clips and short films. Marcus also shoots and edits web content for small businesses. He is a patient and passionate teacher with a strong intuition for the feel and pace of a story in any type of edit. Marcus aims to make his classes fun and interactive and is able to work with varying abilities and student aims.

Student feedback

"The tutor was very helpful, patient and attentive."

"I cannot fault Marcus, he was a wonderful tutor."

"Great course. Learned what I came for. Particularly pleased with the YouTube top tip. Delivered what I wanted."

"He really tailored the speed and depth of the class to the students present."

"I learnt the things I wanted to learn and a few additional helpful things. Marcus obviously knew the subject well and was flexible with his teaching and was able to show participants things they wanted to know that were not in the syllabus. Easy to access and the facilities were very good. High quality course and teaching"

"The tutor was very helpful and make sure we all understand before moving on. I learnt a lot from the tutor. The venue is very convenient, it is located in the city centre and just 1 minute walk from townhall station. "

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Video Editing Basics: Learn Video Editing with iMovie

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$249 Limited GST free / $199.20 / $224.10

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Course testimonials:

  • said: Marcus explained a multi-faceted program (i movie) in a manner that was easily understandable, humorous and genuine. He also answered all the questions the class put to him in a very clear, concise lighthearted way, always making sure that the student came to a new understanding of whatever they were questioning him about. Highly recommended course. Thanks to Marcus and this course, I finally feel ready to start shooting and editing videos for my own youtube channel. Thanks heaps.

  • said: Small group, with very personal attention. Great tutor

  • said: Fantastic course! Well paced and a good mix of information and practice. I got what I needed out of it. Thanks Marcus :)

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