Voice Over with I-Movie using still photos

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Create a new movie

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This is where you decide whether you want a theme for your movie or if you’d like to construct it yourself.

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I chose ‘no theme’ and then you have to name your movie.

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Find your photo on your desktop

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Drag it onto your timeline

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Under ‘window’ choose ‘record voiceover’

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Make sure your ‘play head’ (vertical line) is situated where you want the recording to start.  Press the red record button (located under the picture).  You will get a countdown 3-2-1 to start speaking.  When you are done recording your voice pause for a few seconds since pressing the red button again to stop will make a clicking sound that you will want to delete later.

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You can see the sound waves on the green sound track.  

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You will want to click on the sound track (you will see two arrows pointing in opposite directions and the text that says ‘trim or extend the clip’, then drag the play head over to where the first sound wave is visible.  This will effectively delete the dead space.

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Then drag the sound track back to the beginning of your picture by clicking on the track itself, it will be highlighted and then you can move it.

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You can then drag your picture so that it expands to correspond with the audio by moving your cursor arrow to the right.

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You can add other pictures by dragging them into the appropriate part of your timeline.  Once you have added all of your pictures and they are located at the correct spot, you will want to get rid of the clicking sound that was recorded when you pressed the red button to stop the voice over.  Make sure to go to the end of your sound track and drag it in to the right (you’ll see little arrows and text that says ‘trim or extend the clip’) until you no longer hear the clicking sound.  Listen to your video to  verify that everything is where it needs to be.  

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Your movie is now ready to share.  You can choose how you would like to share your video.  After you share, I-Movie will tell you when your video has been shared successfully.  Do not close I-Movie until after you receive the message that the share has been successful. 

 

 

 

 

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