Last week, I made a promotional trailer for an upcoming Google Training event series using an iMovie move trailer template.
Before you get too impressed by this dramatic promo, I want to explain what went into creating this trailer. First, I selected the Expedition template from iMovie. This template provided me with all of the lettering, pre-made, along with recommended shots to insert into each video clip (wide, close up, group shot, etc). Each video slot already had an allotted length that timed out with the music. The only thing I had to do was drop in the pictures and video clips in-between the words and edit the words that flash across the video.
I used Pixels for free stock video footage, along with pictures of department members and clips from a video I made for grad school (also found on my home page). After a few hours, I had a video that allowed my department to get excited about leveling up their Google skills - more information about the Google Games in a future blog post. If you are interested in using this with your students, I found a resource that helps students plan out their movie trailer. The templates available in iMovie made it super easy to make a video that looks well-polished and allowed me to spend my time working on the Google Games infrastructure instead of promotional material.
How how you used iMovie? Share any resources or experiences you have in the comments below!
Mattea Garcia is a passionate educator dedicated to improving instruction by utilizing technology. This blog is dedicated to reflections on educational technology tools, instructional coaching, and educational equity.