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Published on Aug 28, 2012

Sample of using a Keynote presentation as a green screen effect within iMovie 11.

Instructions:

Set the Keynote page to a custom size of 1920x1080.

Set the background color in Keynote. If you are doing a green screen effect like my example, it is best to choose two similar shades of green and set up a gradient between them. This is because iMovie is expecting you to use a real green screen (like a green wall), so if the green is too perfect, iMovie will not recognize it as a green screen.

When you export a QuickTime file from Keynote, you have two options. It can be a manual advance (so you hit the enter key when you want to advance), or it can be a timed advance (so for example each slide is displayed for 5 seconds and each transition within the slide might last two seconds).

For use in iMovie, you always want to use Timed Advance. For one thing, iMovie will not import a file with a manual advance track. And if you use timed advance, you can easily edit it in iMovie to get exactly what you need.

To make the letters appear one by one is a function inside the Keynote inspector. You can set many many different effects. For example you could have all the bullets all down into the slide. Or you could have each bullet fall and bounce individually onto the slide. Or you could have each letter fall and bounce individually onto the slide.

In iMovie, click FILE/IMPORT MOVIE and import the keynote clip into your Event.

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