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Before you Begin Make sure you have the photos you want to use
already imported into you iPhoto library
To begin a new project, open iMovie and click File>>New
Click on a theme (transitions) that you like for your project
(play around with them!). Also, choose a name for your movie (can
be changed later).*to change your theme later, click on
To add pictures, click on the camera icon, then inthe long box,
locate the pictures that you want to use from your computer.
Drag the photos you want to use into the dashed boxes in the
upper leftproject building section. You can change the picture
order by clicking anddragging their icons to preferred spots within
that section. Hover until you see the green line for
To add a title slide, click on the T icon, then select
yourpreferred text placement from the options provided. Drag
yourpreferred icon to the project building section. Again, hover
until you see the green line for placement.
To add a voiceover, click on the microphone icon, then click on
a clip where you want thevoiceover to begin. Click again anywhere
to stop recording.
Your voiceover recording (purple) and title slide text
(blue)will appear around the clip. To delete a voice or title slide
text, click to highlight the bar, then press delete.
To add music, click on the music note icon. To choose fromclips
already provided, click on iLife Sound Effects and select an option
that pops up (play around with them!).
Click on a music clip that you like and drag it over to the
project builder box. A red line will appear, indicating where the
clip will be dropped. You can place the clip over a voice recording
to have music playing in the background of your voiceover.
To shorten a sound or music clip, click on theappropriate
purple sound bar or green musicbar to highlight it in yellow. Then,
hover thecurser at the very beginning or end of theclip until you
see a t, click there and dragthe clip inward. If you delete too
much, youcan follow the same steps above, onlydragging outward
instead of inward.You can also change the placement of musicor
sound clips by clicking to highlight anddragging it to a more
To add video clips, click on iPhoto Videos, select the video
you want to use, and drag it to the project building box.
Once your project is refined and ready forpublishing, turn it
into an un-editable movie! Click on Share>>Export Movie
Create a name for your project and decide where youdlike to
save it. Then click Export. Your project can be found wherever you