Cómo crear trailers con iMovie 10

For those of you who don’t know, iMovie is Apple’s video editor that’s part of the iLife suite of applications. Cupertino’s company has a version of this application on all of its devices, from Macs to iPads to iPhones. The great thing about iMovie is its simplicity , since most editing tasks are done easily and quickly, being accessible to almost anyone.

With this application we can make almost any kind of video we want, from videos that only our parents could swallow to very interesting films of, for example, our holidays. But today we are going to focus on one of the possibilities offered by the program and that is very striking: the trailers .

Cómo crear trailers con iMovie 10
Cómo crear trailers con iMovie 10

The iMovie 10 application allows you to create videos that are just 1 minute long and have a low but high impact. I’m sure you’ve all seen a trailer for a movie that’s about to be released in theaters, right? Well, this program lets us do something similar using its wonderful templates , making the creation of a trailer child’s play. Let’s see it!

Choosing the template

To create a trailer the first thing we have to do is go to File -> New Trailer . We can also do this with the keyboard shortcut Command-Shift-N or by clicking on the Create button in the taskbar. The result will be that we will have on screen the 29 templates that the program includes. We’ll have all kinds.

To see which trailer we’re interested in, we’ll just have to hit the play button on each one, thus having a preview of how our project could look like. Each template has a visual style, a title, an entry and music.

Below each template we have a label that says “Cast members” which gives you an idea of the number of “characters” involved in the trailer and we also see the length of the trailer.

Working with a trailer

Once we have decided, we only have to double click on the selected template and it will open the Editor. We see 3 tabs: Outline, Storyboard and Shot List .

In Outline you can name the trailer, date and time of the movie, credits, etc. In addition we will be able to change the Style of the logo, being able to select between several different ones that the program offers us.

In the section Storyboard we can enter or modify the text and place the clips or even still images if we wish. Each “slot” we see has its length and the type of shot (general shot, action, etc.) To add a clip we’ll have to look for it in the browser panel and click on the point where we want to enter it. To see a preview of how it will look, we only need to place the cursor at the beginning and hit the Space key.

In the section Shot List we will have the “slot” of video classified by type: action, foreground, etc. Here we can also preview the clips in the same way as before.

Even if we are using a template, the program allows us to edit the clips and even replace them. For example, to replace a clip, you can simply drag another clip onto it. We can also delete some of the clips if we are not interested.

The application also offers many more options: edit the duration, edit the audio track, trim clips and many other functions. Once our project is finished, we can share it using the Share option in the File menu.

The program offers many possibilities. This has been a small introduction, but everyone should explore it and play it to learn all that we can do. As they explain in Macworld, iMovie offers us an easy way to create trailers with a very professional look and a very contained duration, just not to bore the staff who are watching it. What do you think?

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