Buckling down and getting your hands dirty is really the only way to learn. I have always wanted to learn iMovie because it's a tool on iPad that can be used with students easily. But only easy if you know how to use it! This is one reason I really wanted to incorporate iMovie into my capstone video.
So I did! The funny thing is that I had reached a comfort level with Adobe Spark Video that made me want to keep a death grip on it. Once I started playing with iMovie, I realized that I had so much more control over my video, that I decided to ditch Adobe altogether.
Here are a few perks of iMovie that helped me make that decision:
Those are just a few reasons I like iMovie. Here are a few things I struggled with as I taught myself how to use it:
Now that I'm nearly done, I only have to do the Stop Motion section I've planned, and voila! I did the majority of my video yesterday and today, because once I got into it, I couldn't stop! One last thing I want to say, is that I'm really grateful to NVUSD for the opportunity to receive 5 iPads for my classroom this summer! I attended a training at the beginning of the month where I learned about these great apps that were paid for and installed on our iPads that made this all so much easier: iMovie, Pic EDU, Felt Board, and Stop Motion!