How to Add Special Effects in iMovie with Video Layer

Saturday, June 4, 2011
By OP Editor

How to add muzzle flash, bullet hit, and explosion special effects to iMovie projects.

How to Add iMovie Special Effects

Video: Layer & Special Effects in iMovie

Matts Macintosh video explains how to add special effects to iMovie:

  • Show Advanced Tools under preferences
  • Get pre keyed footage
  • Do NOT optimize video when importing
  • Drag special effects as Picture to Picture (can be flipped with effects)
  • Use inspector to adjust colors and audio levels

It closes with a quick guide on how to add DIY visual effects such as photoshop created muzzle flash image (with transparent background) to your video.

Latest version of iMovie is included free on a new mac. Got an older intel Mac? Buy iMovie for $14.99 on:
[Mac App Store]

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