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Gretchen Siegchrist

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Crazy Effects at the Click of a Button

Monday March 31, 2014

It's simple to give your movie to turn your movie into a cartoon or a sci-fi thriller - just check out the effects menu in iMovie. In addition to traditional and tacky effects - from black & white to X-ray - iMovie offers a range of crazy to classic video transitions for your editing enjoyment!

Titles in iMovie

Monday March 31, 2014

There's a wide array of title templates in iMovie 10, giving you lots of options for adding text at the beginning, middle and end of your movie. For the start, there are dramatic opening sequences with titles, subtitles and descriptions. For the middle, there are lower-thirds and info bars for identifying characters and places. And for the end, there are credit rolls for thanking everyone who helped with your movie.

Easy Editing for Sports Videos

Monday March 31, 2014

Sports videos are easy to edit in iMovie 10, which come with a Sports Team template that allows you to input your rosters once and then easily add the info to any video. It's just one of the special features included in iMovie 10!

Recording Lectures and Events

Saturday March 29, 2014

In theory, recording a lecture should be easy - just point the camera at the speaker and hit record. And it is easy - if everything goes right. But there are lots of things that can go wrong - the audio is bad, the lights get turned off for a PowerPoint presentation, the speaker starts pacing across the stage etc. That's why it's so important to prepare everything before the event starts. If you've don't that, then you an be comfortable knowing that the recording will go smoothly.

Check out this article for tips for recording lecture and event videos.

Audio Editing in iMovie 10

Friday March 28, 2014

If I've said it once, I've said it 100 times - sound quality is just as important (if not more) as video quality when it comes to making a great video. That's why you need to pay attention to audio as well as video editing. iMovie 10 helps editors improve audio with special tools and effects.

Check out this article to learn more about editing audio in iMovie 10.

Stock Footage on Dissolve

Friday March 28, 2014

I'm always on the lookout for clips to use in my video projects, and Dissolve is a great resource for stock footage. The site offers a wide range of subjects, production quality, and prices, so it's easy to find something that meets your production needs and your budget.

Check out this article to learn more about finding stock footage on Dissolve.

Editing With iMovie 10

Thursday March 27, 2014

If you have a Mac computer, you have an easy-to-use, powerful video editing application right at your fingertips. iMovie 10, which comes pre-installed on Macs, is perfect for the beginning or intermediate video editor. It offers many features to help you create a complex video, but it's designed with beginners in mind, so you can get started quickly.

This article will help you get started editing in iMovie 10.

Winning Video Contests

Thursday March 27, 2014

Making a great video takes a lot of time and effort, so the decision to enter a video contest is not one to make lightly. After all, why put all that work into a project if you don't have a good shot at winning? Well, for one thing, winning the grand prize isn't the only positive outcome of entering a video contest. Even if you don't win, you can create something great for your video reel, or just have fun and support a great cause.

Check out this article for tips for entering and winning video contests.

Guide to DSLR Videography

Wednesday February 26, 2014

DSLR cameras have completely changed videography. They are less expensive than many video cameras, but their image quality is far superior. However, DSLRs have their drawbacks - like poor audio recording and a more complex work flow. The pros and cons are explored in this guide to DSLR videography.

Live Streaming Events

Tuesday February 25, 2014

It's easy for anyone to access and use live streaming technology. But if you want to impress your audience and make sure your event goes off without a hitch, you need to prepare your broadcast well ahead of time. This guide to producing live streaming events will get you started.

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