Let’s say you are working on an iMovie and want to add some music or audio that is NOT builtin. Here are some options:
Setup your personal iTunes AppleID inSettings. Anything you’ve purchased or Synced using iTunes on a Desktop/Laptop will show up on your iPad [eventually] when you click the Audio tab [top right] and select Playlists/Albums/Artists/Songs.
You can record your own audio by clicking the microphone icon, bottom right.
–> So you could record your narration this way
–> You could also play a track on a radio, and just place the iPad near the speaker. It’s low-fi, but might work well enough!
You can also EMAIL an audio file to yourself. If you have an MP3, Wav, or AIFF file that you’d like to use, then just email it to yourself.
–> In the Mail app, open the email. The file[s] should download.
–> Click the one you want to use. It starts playing.
–> Click the EXPORT/”Open in….” button, top right – it looks like the square with the arrow pointing UP. Select iMovie.
–> ….OR in the email message, just click and hold on the audio icon. The “Open in…” box will popup.
–> iMovie will open, and you can select if you’d like to place the file into a new project, or one you’ve been working on.
–> The audio clip will be placed at the beginning of the project. You can move it around [and trim it, etc] just like any other clip.
Quick notes for how to create an excellent iMovie:
CONTENT IS THE WHOLE POINT All the special effects and jazzy stuff on the planet
can’t make up for zero content.
PLAN / Outline – do this on paper. Get a list of what you want to say, and what shots/footage/audio you’ll need.
Gather Material – collect all your parts. Take notes on paper, listing what you’ve collected. Seriously, this will save you TONS of time and aggravation.
I suggest using the Camera app to shoot your material instead of using iMovie. It’s faster.
Start iMovie Project
Import Material – from the camera roll, or wherever else you’ve stashed it.
Editing – making all the parts fit
Add special effects
Add/edit audio [check volume levels!]
HELP is your friend!
So is a web search [Could search “iMovie iPad how add narration”, for example]
Want to learn how to shoot better videos? Caleb Rule [graduated from GCSU in Mass Communication] recorded some basic tips complete with examples that are posted on the MDS Tech Youtube channel [and on the WMDS portal as well].