Create a new movie project in iMovie on Mac
To create a movie, you first create a movie project.
Important: iMovie saves automatically as you work on a movie project; you don’t have to save as you go.
In the iMovie app on your Mac, open Projects view.
Click Create New, then click Movie.
If you’re editing a project, click the Projects back button on the left side of the toolbar (shown below), and then click Create New.
If you have more than one iMovie library open, click the Library pop-up menu and choose the library where you want the movie to reside.
The resolution and frame rate of your movie project are determined by the first clip you add to the timeline. iMovie now supports 4K video at 30 frames per second (fps) and frame rates higher than 30 fps for 1080p and 720p video. If you want your project to be set to 4K resolution, the first clip you add to the timeline must be a 4K clip. If you want your project to be set to 60 fps, the first 1080p or 720p clip you add to the timeline must be a 60 fps clip.