Now you can produce teasers to the films you create on your iPad in iMovie. Here’s how to make them…
iMovie for iPad might well allow you to produce some incredibly professional mobile movies, but if you really want to go the extra mile and give them a true hollywood polish, why not create a trailer too? Along with the new iPad, iMovie was updated to include the new trailers feature, allowing you to easily produce a professional-looking trailer for your film in a matter of minutes. The beauty of this new feature is how much can be done in just a few simple steps.
Once you’ve selected a theme for your trailer (based on the genre of your film) it’s a simple case of filling in some details about it and finding footage to suit the scenes and shot Types that iMovie suggests for you. Once you’ve done this, iMovie takes The reins, editing it all together and even including a full cinematic score to back it.
The results are pretty outstanding and all thats required of you is the raw footage and a little time. If you’ve got some great shots, simply follow our guide below to create your amazing movie trailer. It could well take your mobile movie from being a box-office flop to blockbuster status – all without leaving the comfort of your iPad.
Step by Step: Create A Pro-Standard Film Trailer In iMovie
1. TAP TO START
Open up iMovie and tap the plus icon in the bottom-left of the screen then New Trailer to get started – or double-tap on any existing trailer.
2. FIND A THEME
iMovie’s trailers are based around a set of nine templates, all spanning different genres with their own scores and transition types.
3. TRY IT OUT
Tap the play icon on the big screen to preview what the trailer types will look like with some of Apple’s stock footage in place of your own.
4. GET CASTING
Once you’ve chosen a trailer template, tap it and beingentering details such as the film title and cast into the Outline section of the notepad.
5. ADD YOUR CLIPS
Tap the Storyboard tab and then on a scene from the notepad on the left. Find the section of footage you want, then tap again to add it.
6. PERFECT THE EDIT
Once you’ve added footage to every scene, it’s time to fine-tune with the precision editor.
7. CHANGE THE LOGO
Every great studio has a logo. You can choose from five different styles by tapping the Logo Style text and selecting one to preview it.
8. A SNEAK PREVIEW
Before you save your project, hit the play button on the left, underneath the preview pane, to run your trailer in its current state in fullscreen mode.
9. FINISHING UP
Once you’re happy with how your trailer looks, head back into the projects menu and tap the sharing icon to export your work.