Create a Project in the iMovie App

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You're watching VisiHow. In the previous tutorial, we imported footage. This is a tutorial on how to create a project in iMovie on the Mac.

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Steps

  1. 1
    Open iMovie
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    You will notice three buttons across the top.
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    Click "Media"
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    "Media" includes all of the assets that you have to work with when creating a video clip.
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    Click the second button, "Projects"
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    "Projects" includes past projects as well as current projects on which you are working.
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    Click the third button, "Theater"
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    "Theater" will allow you to playback projects rather than go into the workspace for your projects.
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    To create a project, click the "Projects" button
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    Then, click the "+" icon in the top-left corner of the window. In the pop-up menu, you have the option to choose "Movie" or "Trailer". "Trailer" is a more structured way of creating films. You can use "Trailer" for shorter projects up to one minute in length. The project will include very defined shots that you can piece together according to the template you choose. "Movie" offers templates as well, but the templates are less structured. Let's look at the templates in both categories. There is another tutorial on how to customize these templates.
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    For this tutorial, let's click "Movie"
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    On the next screen, you can double-click a theme if you wish
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    Let's choose "No Theme". Once you double-click "No Theme", a pop-up box will appear asking you to name the video clip.
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    Name the video clip
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    For example, let's type "VisiHow demo" in the text box.
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    Then, click "OK"
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    A project window will be opened for your film.
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    You can drag and drop clips onto the timeline
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    To do this, click a clip at the top half of the screen and drag it onto the project timeline.
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    You can click another clip
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    A "+" icon will appear in the lower-right corner of the thumbnail.
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    Click the "+" icon to add the clip to your timeline
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This has been a VisiHow tutorial on how to create a project in iMovie on the Mac. If you're having trouble starting a project in iMovie, then simply leave your questions, comments, or suggestions in the area below; and we'll do our best to get back to you. Thanks for choosing VisiHow! Have a great day!

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