iMovie workshop

iMovie is a Mac based video editing software, aimed at entry-level and for the amateur consumer. It provides all the basic features in a clean, easy interface. The latest version of iMovie is 10.1.9. This version of iMovie has more options to share a movie, more movie and trailer theme options from iMovie for iOS, easier to make picture-in-pictures, cutaways, side-by-sides etc., more realistic green-screen effects and easier refinements.

In the workshop we will cover:

Getting Started

  1. iMovie interface
    1. Media > Photos and iMovie Libraries
    2. Projects
      • Browser, Timeline, Viewer
  2. iMovie file structure and backup (iMovie Library on external drive or multiple libraries)
  3. Importing video clips
    1. File-based camera
    2. Tape-based camera
    3. Computer


  1. Create a new Project
  2. Video
  3. Images
  4. Video 
  5. Audio
  6. Add transitions
  7. Add titles


  1. QuickTime file
  2. YouTube, Facebook, or Vimeo

Apple’s iMovie for Mac Help Guide

Apple’s iMovie for iPhone and iPad Help

The video tutorials below are from Hoonuit’s course on iMovie version 10.0.6. Most of the features and interface behave the same as version 10.1.1, though they are not identical. Login to Hoonuit via our Wooster portal and use your College credentials.

Download Comm 152: Public Speaking Green Screen and PowerPoint Files