iMovie ’11: What are events and projects?


If you use a Mac, and you haven’t started editing yet, what are you waiting for?

Your computer has nonlinear editing software, iMovie, just waiting for you to start creating videos, and it’s free.

Just because it’s free doesn’t mean that you can’t get do a lot of creative things with iMovie.

To get started, though, you should understand how to create a project and an event.

In this recipe, I explain the difference between projects and events.

An event is where you store all of the video clips related to a video that you’re editing.

A project is the file that contains the the edited video (viewable in the project library or timeline).

It will make more sense once you watch this recipe, but it was a bit confusing for me when I started using iMovie which is why I decided to make this tutorial.

By the way, if you want to learn how to use iMovie and edit iPhone video, then check out our FREE six-part course, Start Rockin’ iMovie. You’ll be editing in less than 30-minutes, and we added a bonus video to show you how to green screen with iMovie.

About Amani Channel

Amani Channel is a former news reporter, a vlogger, an award winning video producer, and an adjunct professor. He also helps organizations and companies create visual stories through VisualEyeMedia.

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