Learn how to add special effects for iMovie - step by step.
This tutorial features muzzle flashes, blood hits, and explosions.
See how easy it is?
Here's a quick recap:
- Make sure you have NOT checked "optimize video" when importing
- Ensure your Picture in Picture setting is not set to "fit in frame" PRIOR to inserting your footage
- If your footage inserts transparent and looks right when you scrub through it, but doesn't play in real time in iMovie, don't worry, it will work fine after export
- The most common issue is that the footage isn't actually pre-keyed
Try practicing it with a friend's Mac and voila! Instant talent.
Specially if you enjoy yourself while doing it.
Now, you can add "Imovie Special Effect Editor" in your VA resume.
Isn't that great?