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iMovie 3 Solutions: Tips, Tricks, and Special Effects

ISBN: 978-0-7821-4247-1
260 pages
July 2003
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"This is an outstanding book for those who want to move beyond iMovie's easy, built-in effects, and learn techniques to give your videos a more professional look."
--MyMac.com Book Reviewer David Weeks

Create Thousand-Dollar Video Effects with iMovie and QuickTime Pro

You can do more with iMovie than you might think. You don't have to trade up to Final Cut Pro or Adobe Premiere to build stylish and exciting videos. iMovie 3 Solutions brings high-end visual effects to the iMovie community with easy-to-follow projects, step-by-step instructions, and companion sample videos. Whether you're a hobbyist, a budding producer, or a dedicated video prosumer, iMovie 3 Solutions will help you create unique and breathtaking videos on a budget.

Inside, noted author Erica Sadun shows you the ins and outs of iMovie video tricks, including:
* Adding logos and watermarks to your movies
* Producing exciting picture-in-picture effects
* Creating larger and more dynamic title sequences
* Combining animated elements with your iMovie footage
* Designing interactive QuickTime skins that surround your iMovie videos
* Converting your PowerPoint presentations into iMovie form
* Authoring captions and subtitles for your movies
* Building your own iMovie plug-ins
* And more!
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Table of Contents


Chapter 1: Power Tips.

Chapter 2: iMovie Stills.

Chapter 3: Overlays.

Chapter 4: Transparency.

Chapter 5: Animated Effects.

Chapter 6: Titles.

Chapter 7: iMovie Artistry.


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Author Information

Erica Sadun holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Georgia Tech’s Graphics, Visualization, & Usability center. She is the author of Digital Video Essentials: Shoot, Transfer, Edit, Share and Digital Photography Essentials: Point, Shoot, Enhance, Share. Her book iMovie 2 Solutions: Tips, Tricks, and Special Effects won an Excellence in Education and Instruction award at the 32nd Annual Bookbuilders West Book Show.
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After publication, Apple released version 3.0.3 of iMovie, which added a Ken Burns effect checkbox to the Photos palette. This checkbox allows you to disable the Ken Burns effect without using kbtoggle from the iMovie Hack Pack.

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