An iMovie for you to check out

  • Posted: 08 July 2001 11:21 AM

    This is my very first attempt at using iMovie.

    http://homepage.mac.com/scottkleinberg/iMovieTheater.html

    Here’s the background to why I did this.

    When I was in high school 13 years ago, we were given an assignment to choose any song and make a video of it. Way back then in the 80s, there was no iMovie, and I wasn’t very talented at video editing. But I did my best. My dad and I went spent weeks doing this. I got an A, but I never loved the job. But it was the best for what we had. Now I wanted to recreate it and what I could do with it.

    I like it. But I’d love some constructive criticism from you all if you are willing to look at it. The file is 9.4 MB, so it takes a while to open, but I think it’s worth it.

    Thanks in advance.

     

     

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  • Posted: 07 July 2001 11:36 AM #1

    Scott—not bad! Not bad at all!, although it’s difficult to see some of the smaller pics at 320x240 (or whatever the resolution is).  I’m sure it looks better on tape, of course.

    You might want to check out some of my own movie projects:

    http://www.aapltalk.com/movies/

    The first two were edited completely with iMovie (they’re actually 2 small clips from an hour-long video project I put together for my sister’s wedding).  The third is just a TV video capture.  The bottom three are old film projects done back in college; these were taken from 4th-generation video copies, so the quality is pretty bad, but at least I was finally able to get ‘em online )

    All six were captured & exported to Quicktime format with iMovie.

    —BlueDjinn

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  • Posted: 07 July 2001 04:48 PM #2

    Well, thanks for the compliment and the link. I will check it out for sure.

    Actually, it’s not on tape. I did it entirely in iMovie, using still clips from various sources. I don’t have a video camera and I thought it would be fun to just dabble in iMovie, which it is. When I play it in iMovie, it’s great. Full screen, large photos and all. But when I exported it into Quicktime, it turned into a mini-movie. The original project in iMovie is 154 MB. The version you saw is just 9 MB. Amazing how much it shrinks to fit that size.

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  • Posted: 08 July 2001 08:58 AM #3

    I am downloading….

         
  • Posted: 08 July 2001 10:26 AM #4

    Scott—(nod) Yup, it’s astonishing how much HD space raw DV format video eats up—something like 200 MB per *MINUTE*.  2 hours of raw footage uses up over 24 GB—I had to get an external 40 GB FireWire hard drive to edit my main project (I had over 3 hours of footage to begin with).

    One other thing I would recommend—while you warn about the 9 MB download size in this forum, you might consider including this information on the movie page itself—as you’ll see, for my own I include the file size and running time.  This is mostly just a courtesy for the viewer; it’s a pet peeve of mine to not know how large a given download is.

    Otherwise, nice work!

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  • Posted: 08 July 2001 11:21 AM #5

    Looks good… but perhaps the small pics could be larger…  Just a thought that I am shure crossed your mind as well,

    Josh