iMovie for iOS (iPad): Create a movie project

Create a movie project

With iMovie, it’s easy to create an exciting, professional-looking movie right on your iOS device.

You can assemble video clips and still photos, add music and sound effects, record a voiceover, and even apply filters or a theme to add a professional look and feel.

If you’re in a classroom setting and using an iPad set up as a Shared iPad, your projects are automatically stored in iCloud Drive rather than on the iPad itself.

Note: For educational institutions using Shared iPad, iMovie is designed to be used by students who are logged in to only one iPad at a time.

Create a movie

  1. From the Projects browser, tap the Create button , then tap Movie.

    The Moments screen appears, showing your media organized into moments—all the photos and video clips from a particular day or event.

  2. Touch and hold image thumbnails to preview photos at a larger size or to play video clips.

  3. Tap the photos and video clips you want to include in your movie.

    You can tap individual items or tap Select to choose an entire moment. Selected items appear with a blue checkmark icon .

    Note: To view your video clips, photos, and albums in the media library, tap Media in the upper-left corner.

  4. Tap Create Movie (at the bottom of the screen).

Undo or redo an action

You can undo actions up until the last time you opened iMovie.

Do one of the following:

  • Tap the Undo button .

    To redo the action, touch and hold the Undo Project Edit button, then tap Redo Project Edit.

  • Shake your device and tap Undo Project Edit or Redo Project Edit.

Tip: If you’re creating a music video, you can add the music to your project first so that you can align video clips to it. For more information, see Add audio.

Published Date: Apr 3, 2017
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