iMovieThis semester the Learning Studio will be adding support for media production on the iPad. Several classes with iPad access will be looking for ways to produce upcoming digital storytelling projects, so the following resources introduce some of the tools you may use.  

Though there are a number of strong video-editing apps for iOS the easiest to pick up and use is iMovie for iPhone 4+, iPod 4+, and iPad 2+. The app runs $4.99 in the App Store or can be purchased at a discount for an entire class.

The iMovie for iOS app allows you to quickly create movie files from the following assets:
  1. Add photos from your camera roll and reorder them, edit their duration on screen and the Ken Burns effect to add motion.
  2. Record audio narration for your digital story directly into iMovie. Generally it’s easier to record your script FIRST and then change the duration of clips afterwards.
  3. Introduce video clips or other media, either recorded directly to the device or imported using the Apple Camera Connection Kit.
  4. Finally, export an HD copy of your movie back to the Camera Roll or directly to YouTube. Since most images are higher resolution than HD video, you should be able to export a 720p or 1080p version without noticing pixelation.

Getting Started

If you’re new to iMovie for the iPad, this is a great tutorial introducing the basic features.