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Uploaded on Jun 18, 2011

Click here to see all my fantastic iMovie tutorials Playlist!
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Fantastic Sniper Scope PNG file links -click below-
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Blood effects came with "Action Essentials 2"

Here I explain the ins and outs of creating a sniper scope visual effect in iMovie09. These tricks will most likely work for iMovie11, but I don't have it so I don't know. It is three easy steps:

1) Film
2) Add video effects
3) Add Sniper scope (two options)
-find a PNG file
-draw your own using Paintbrush

Sometimes a special effect will not play, or will freeze when you tell iMovie to play. This is normal. The reason it freezes is the high quality special effect combined with the video is a lot for iMovie to keep track of. iMovie is not a very powerful program compared to other movie editing software. Don't worry about the freezing. All what matters is how your video looks at the end, not how iMovie plays it.

Remember, most of the videos I make are done using either "Final Cut Express" or "Adobe After Effects CS5," but iMovie can get the job done.

Epic Video Effects Montage:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hFczJf...

Opening Sequence Video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qu-O81...
Quick Sniper Example (from my early days):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E8pHcS...

Closing Sequence Video (the invisibility part):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hFczJf...

-If iMovie freezes or pauses:
imovie is not a very powerful program. When you press play, imovie just plays the video as best as it can because it does not do "rendering." Rendering is what movie editing programs do to play a video in real time. Your video most likely still works, but it can not play the video in real time, so it freezes or pauses. I bet if you export your video, it would look normal.

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O7_ZbG...

Multiple Picture in Picture in iMovie Tutorial
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s2Ah6k...

All iMovie Green Screen problems resolved and explained
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZVucDS...

The Best iMovie Sniper Scope Special Effect Tutorial You Will Find
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qae9sU...

Even More Green Screen Help with Position and Location and Slow-mo Bullet Tutorial
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Be6kON...

Great, Easy, and Simple 3D animation program tutorial
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mVCPGI...

Action Essentials Tutorial iMovie fully in-depth
Coming Soon

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cJt7O_...

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