How I Edit Videos in iMovie

Several months ago I was encouraged by Divya of Jewels of Sayuri to share how I make and edit my videos. I probably should start with how I make them, but that's a little harder to film. Iinstead I'm first sharing my process of editing videos in iMovie. 

Let me start by saying that I use iMovie because it came already installed on my MacBook. When I used a PC, I also used the basic editing program there too. 

To easily show you my editing process, I (of course) created a video on how to do Video Editing in iMovie. Before you watch the video, I should point out that to access the editing screen on which I start in the video, you’ll need to open iMovie. From the “Projects” screen (pictured below), click on the large “Create New” square (with the plus sign) and a small window will pop up. Click “Movie” and the editing screen like I used should open. 

From there, you can begin editing your video. Here's the video on how I do it.

I hope this eases your ability to edit your own videos. However, if you have any other questions, please don't hesitate to ask. I'll do my best to answer them. In the meantime, I encourage you to play in and explore your editing program!

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  1. Thank you for humouring me and posting this video! Though what I meant was your shoot setup, equipment, light etc. You can try FCP as well in Mac as its gives professional results. I use premier pro to edit (if I have to make a video) but it takes a log time to load. I am lazy when it comes to editing :D

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    1. Divya, Ah...I thought you mentioned something about editing. Oh well, I'm working on figuring out how to film my setup. Though, it may be next year before I get it up. As for using FCP, I just go with iMovie as it was free on my mac and works plenty well enough for my needs for not. Thanks for the suggestion!

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