Doing Some iMovie Magic

Ever since getting my Flip Video, I’ve been using Apple iMovie a lot. The more I use iMovie, the more I like it. This program, which ships with every new Apple computer, blows Windows Movie Maker out of the water. The comparison isn’t even close.

Today, I decided to try a little iMovie magic with the help of Sally. I’m sure you’ll be able to figure out how this little trick was performed. One thing for sure, I’ll never make it as a FX guy in Hollywood. :mrgreen:

40 thoughts on “Doing Some iMovie Magic”

  1. Ed Lau says:

    Sally is getting less judgmental as she grows up.

    1. Michael Kwan says:

      I’ve noticed that too. Or it could be that she’s all done judging you.

  2. Don’t quit your day job.

    1. John Chow says:

      I don’t plan to! Oh wait, I don’t have a job! 😈

      1. Verbal says:

        Is Sally on the payroll?

        1. Syed Balkhi says:

          maybe a future stock holder lol… save him some more money on taxes.

      2. Flimjo says:

        It must feel good knowing that no one can “fire” you.

      3. Infogle says:

        Nice comment john that you dont have a day job

      4. Sha says:

        LMFAO you just owned him. Love it.

      5. david cheong says:

        Very tricky and nice answer πŸ™‚ Enjoy ready your blogs.

  3. pennyblogger says:

    and the oscar goes to…

  4. Which way did they go? Which way did they go! :mrgreen:

    1. Syed Balkhi says:

      I think they went to the right

  5. says:

    You are right, Windows Movie Maker cannot hold a candle to iMovie. I’m seriously considering getting a Mac.

    1. Neither Windows Movie Maker or iMovie are good applications for video editing. Spend about $100 for Premiere Elements and you’ll have a vastly superior application over those two. If you find that you really enjoy video making, you can upgrade to Premiere Pro. What can you upgrade from iMovie with no learning curve?

      1. Zedomax says:

        Even better, download a cracked version somewhere and save yourself $100. That’d be way evil. πŸ‘Ώ πŸ‘Ώ πŸ‘Ώ

  6. I have to get one of those things!

  7. Hey John, why not try to use a green screen as your next movie experiment? πŸ™‚

  8. It’s the David Copperfield of the blogging world. John, maybe you could figure out how to let Sally saw you in half, that would be a fun trick… πŸ‘Ώ

  9. Paolo U says:

    I never tried creating a video before!

  10. Tyler Ingram says:

    I’ve used iMovie a couple times and it’s pretty fun. Movie maker isn’t as good but gets the job down for quick clips etc. Though out of the box I did find iMovie to be more functional than Movie maker and a bit easier to pick up.

  11. Fitness Site says:

    the video looks good.
    Let me try imovie now. πŸ˜‰

  12. james says:

    Is Macbook Air better then Macbook Pro?

  13. Nice work John! You should try doing a Star Trek beam out… πŸ™‚
    Mac’s are definately my favorite computer. I’ve never owned any other kind. iMovie drives me up the wall. Perhaps that is because I’ve been editing on Final Cut Pro since version 1.0. iMovie just leaves me frustrated.
    If I was just starting out though iMovie would be awesome!

  14. Heartwarming John, I enjoyed that. πŸ˜€

  15. Well that was obviously done using two mirrors, some duct tape and a large magnet.


  16. juns says:

    i am still using windows mm for my daily activity. sound great, i have to try this toys..

  17. 頑弡って下さい。

  18. BuzzBop says:

    If you like to do effects in iMovie, you should check out the Slick effects from Gee Three.

  19. I love iMovie. I’ve been using it myself since January… as you said, it doesn’t even compare to Windows Movie Maker.

  20. Sha says:

    I love that Sally has her own blog.

    I don’t have a Mac, so I don’t have iMovie, but I keep hearing good things about it.

  21. Zedomax says:

    Lol…that was funny as hell.
    Now I am joulous, can you tell those Apple folks to send me a Mac too John? Lol…

  22. Daniel Rizzo says:

    John chow is a good boy….

  23. Terry Tay says:

    What kind of a daddy are you?

    You should have at least posted the video on her site and linked to it to give her the traffic. She is the star of the video, isn’t she? πŸ˜†

  24. Ronald Su says:

    I like Macs… but I love Linux even more 😎

  25. Mike Huang says:

    What a crazy rambling! πŸ˜€


  26. Syed Balkhi says:

    john let her eat her fish … you evil dad

  27. Wade says:

    Graphics and video/photo editing isn’t my specialty either. Looks like you know enough to add your own personality to the videos though. That is all you need.

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  28. Wade says:

    Man, I gotta get a mac.. Too expensive though when I can get a laptop for like 600 bucks.

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