Filter Out iMovie Malaise

Filter Out iMovie Malaise


Step 5: Mix and Match


What's that? You're already bored with iMovie's built-in effects? We don't think so. Besides all of the adjustment parameters, there's another way to tweak the filter effects: Apply filters on top of filters. For example, if you tweak the color (or Saturation, Gamma, Hue, Exposure, and so on) and then tweak it again, either with the same effect or a different one, each successive filter tweaks the result of any filters you've already applied. The Electric bolt, for example, can add a flash of blue to a scene that you've already turned black and white. (Note: This is prime territory for the filter-overload syndrome that we warned you about in the introduction.)


Black and white looks cooler if you tweak the original colors first and then add a blue flash, as we did here.




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For Mac users there is no easier application for creating a home movie than Apple’s own iMovie. This program is included free with new Mac computers or available for purchase as part of the iLife bundle. How to make a home movie using iMovie.

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