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iMovie: Do you know how?

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First, some advice:

  • LANDSCAPE ORIENTATION – over 90% of the time you should be shooting in Landscape orientation [a.k.a. SIDEWAYS]. The ONLY time Portrait Orientation is preferred is if 99% of your audience will be looking at the video on their phone, AND they don’t know how or are too lazy to turn their phone sideways.
  • GOOD AUDIO IS IMPORTANT. After all, without it you just created a silent movie. Talk louder than you think, and be aware of all the noise that it around you [try closing your eyes and listening to the sounds around.]
  • PLAN what is going to happen – it will save time. What shots do you want? What sounds? Where? Who is going to be in it?

Here’s a good process to follow when creating a video

  • Shoot your footage.
  • Get too much video – it’s easier to delete extra material than to stretch out material because you don’t have enough.
  • Put the clips in rough order.
  • Add titles.
  • Record your voiceover, if you are going to add one.
    • After recording bump the volume up as much as you can – avoid a lot of red in the waveform, though a bit is usually OK. Your ears will tell you.
  • Watch it 5 times – look for problem spots and fix them.
  • Export the movie and send it on its way. Google Drive is a good place to stash video.

Some Online Help:

Aleks and iPads: The Fall 2019 edition

IOS 13 and Aleks have made some changes. If you are unable to get your Aleks work done on your iPad, try switching the version that your iPad is using – Mobile vs. Desktop.

Covered first: Safari, then Chrome, then Firefox.

SAFARI

  1. Call up Aleks website and login.
  2. Click on the little aA icon, to the left of the web address at the top of the window

3. Select “Request Mobile Site” or “Request Desktop Site”.

4. The page will reload. Test it to see if you can get your work done.

Switch Back to Mobile Site After Switching to Desktop Version on iPhone and iPad in Safari
Another View of how to switch which version of the site you want to use

Other ways in Safari:

There are two other ways to get to the “Request Desktop Site” selection:

  1. Touch and hold the REFRESH button at the top
  2. Tap on the SHARE icon [looks like a rectangle with an arrow pointing OUT of it]

Setting to request Desktop site from ALL websites, or not

  1. Settings –> Safari–> REquest Desktop Website [it is in the “SETTINGS FOR WEBSITES” section
  2. Set the slider as you wish – green = Desktop sites will be requested.

CHROME



Click the three dots at the bottom of the webpage.

FIREFOX

Click the three dots at the top of the window and “Request Desktop Site”