Help me become a filmmaker
03-14-2015, 11:37 PM,
Post: #1
Help me become a filmmaker
Recently, I have come into possession of a digital video camera. A Sony Digital8 Handycam, to be specific. Not too shabby. I have used it to transfer a Video8 tape with about an hour's worth of old footage of my better half's family to my Mac, cut said footage into manageable chunks, and deliver the files back to the family, much to everyone's merriment. Which, incidentally, is how I ended up owning the video camera.

So tell me, where do I find the best iMovie tutorials? After a bit of mucking around, I found out how to cut and paste this one tape into separate movie files, but I have a feeling I have merely started to scratch the surface of what can be done, and not nearly in the most efficient manner possible.
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04-08-2015, 05:08 AM,
Post: #2
RE: Help me become a filmmaker
God helps only those who help themselves. So I helped myself to a new addition to the collection:

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04-08-2015, 06:54 AM,
Post: #3
RE: Help me become a filmmaker
Excellent! Editing is hard. I have very little intuition for how to do it well.
04-08-2015, 10:41 AM,
Post: #4
RE: Help me become a filmmaker
I made a music video of my nephew's first year. That's about it. And it was 12 years ago. My iMovie creds are a little out of date ;)
The chaos army seems suspiciously well organized.
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04-08-2015, 03:44 PM,
Post: #5
RE: Help me become a filmmaker
What a coincidence, I just started tinkering around with iMovie for the first time a few days ago. It's my first time dealing with video so I'm no use to you, Alien.
04-09-2015, 12:22 AM,
Post: #6
RE: Help me become a filmmaker
I have since found that online tutorials are nice and all, but the best way to learn (as with most of the iApps) is to just shoot some footage and dive in. There'll be trial-and-error and wasted effort on things that can be done more efficiently, but that is why we start by making a five-minute movie about our cats, not Die Heimat.
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04-10-2015, 12:17 AM,
Post: #7
RE: Help me become a filmmaker
I made a two minute video of me trying to sit on a chair.
04-10-2015, 04:44 PM,
Post: #8
RE: Help me become a filmmaker
From my limited experience, iMovie is OK for simple stuff, but you need to move up to Final Cut Pro once things become at all complicated.
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04-10-2015, 07:23 PM,
Post: #9
RE: Help me become a filmmaker
(04-10-2015, 12:17 AM)shoeman Wrote: I made a two minute video of me trying to sit on a chair.
Concept art or incompetence?
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04-17-2015, 11:27 AM,
Post: #10
RE: Help me become a filmmaker
incompetence. I was trying to document something else but found the footage of me trying to sit on a chair, on a hill, in the snow to be more humourous.


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