iMovie: How to add movement to photos – Ken Burns effect

All you need to create a video is an image. It could be a moving picture like video, but photos can work just as well.

Photos are used all the time in videos. When I worked as news reporter, we used photos that included: mug shots, historic photos, or if video wasn’t available and a photo was, it got used.

Photos can be very valuable, and powerful. One filmmaker named Ken Burns was so creative with his use of still photos that his technique was named after him.

Photos can be edited with all nonlinear editing programs, and both iMovie and FCPX make it easy to add movement to still images.

This simple video production recipe shows you how easy it is to create the Ken Burns effect in iMovie, and it works similarly in FCPX too.


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