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 10.1.15. 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.

Recorded session

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

Advanced Movie-Making

  • Create custom green-screen effects (see sample PowerPoint slidedeck)
  • Enhance clips
  • Crop, rotate, and modify clips
  • Stabilize a shaky clip
  • Slow down and speed up clips
  • Instant replay


  1. Save as a QuickTime file 
  2. Upload and Share Files in OneDrive 
  3. Upload to Microsoft 365 Stream (video files uploaded to your OneDrive or a SharePoint site can be streamed from Microsoft 365 Stream)
  4. Upload to YouTube, Facebook, or Vimeo 

Support Resources

Educational Technology’s iMovie handout (Word doc in SharePoint)

Apple’s iMovie for Mac Help Guide

Apple’s iMovie for iPhone and iPad Help

Some video tutorials are from Most of the features and interface behave the same as version 10.1.1, though they are not identical. Login and use your College credentials.

iMovie Workshop Video Example

Wooster in Autumn in Microsoft Stream

iMovie Workshop Resource Files

Example Storyboard Wooster in Autumn

Download workshop files including audio, images, and video