Creating a Sports Highlight Reel with iMovie

with Abba Shapiro
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Creating a Sports Highlight Reel with iMovie
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This course demonstrates how to create a fast-paced sports video, for the home team or the pros, with the power and simplicity of the tools in Apple iMovie '11. Author Abba Shapiro illustrates how to use basic camera techniques and strategies when recording video and how to edit the footage together to create an entertaining highlights reel, using the built-in Sports theme in iMovie. Abba also shows how to reduce background or crowd noise and mix in audio interviews and music.

Topics include:
  • Capturing the moment
  • Adjusting settings in iMovie
  • Cutting and editing the video
  • Creating a trailer for the video
  • Working with the Sports theme
  • Reducing background noise
  • Adding and mixing music
  • Stabilizing shaky video
  • Creating a split screen
  • Adding instant replays and changing the video speed


Hi, I am Abba Shapiro, and welcome to Creating a Sports Highlight Reel with iMovie. In this course, we are going to take a look at some advanced techniques in iMovie that you can use to make an exciting sports highlight movie. We will start with some specific editing strategies. We will kick off the sports movie with a quick action to get the viewer's attention. Next, we will use an interview with one of the players to add structure and focus to the story. We will use specialized themes and titles in iMovie to give your sports reel authentic motion graphics.

And even boring footage can be made to look more exciting with music. We will look at a few ways to add music and mix it cleanly with the interview audio. Finally we will look at a few special- effects tricks to add some extra dynamic flair. In this course, I am assuming you've already used iMovie or have gone through the iMovie Essential Training on If you haven't checked out that course yet, be sure to take a look. Now let's get started with creating a sports highlight reel with iMovie.

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