For anyone as technologically challenged as myself, you will completely understand how bold of a decision it is for me to make a video for the Remediation Project. I have zero experience whatsoever.
Lucky for me, my Macbook has iMovie as a video editing app available for free. My challenge for myself this week was to explore it.
I was surprised how well it went. First and foremost, I loved that the app automatically synced up with the videos, pictures, and music I have on my computer. This made it very easy to drag what I wanted into the editing space. I also really liked that it has various themes you can use if you don’t want to start your project from scratch. They are professional-looking and are still editable so that one can make various changes to them.
It was made very user friendly by offering tabs for music, text and pictures. By simply clicking on these tabs, this program offered an array of options. Also, editing a video clip was not as hard as I expected; by clicking on the clip, the selected clip would highlight and then you can drag on the sides or click in the center to make various edits. This will probably be the most challenging part of video editing for me, though, since I have the habit of accidentally deleting the clip instead of shortening it. Very frustrating!
Since my sister’s wedding is in the spring of 2015, I used some pictures of her and her fiancé and a theme to get a feel for the program. Adding slides with text could be done by clicking on the “T” tab, and editing the text simply required you to click on the yellow par above the video clip and then type in the space to the right. The separation of music, text, and video, made it easily visible how each component was working in the process. Below you can see how I set up my edits: