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Video Tools

If you are interested in creating a multimedia project involving audio and video, there are a couple sites you may want to visit.  Each of these sites has information on how to set-up, shoot and compose your photos, video and audio. Below you will find information about the two main video editing programs for Mac and PC (iMovie and Windows Live Movie Maker).  You can click one of the links to the left to navigate to the application that you are interested in.

Vimeo Video School - http://vimeo.com/videoschool - This site is produced by Vimeo staffers and provides tutorials on how to shout and work with video.  They have specific tutorials for working on a Mac or a PC.

Media College - http://www.mediacollege.com/ - This site features tutorials on photography, video, audio, lighting and more.  Click on the links located in the upper right corner of the main page to find tutorials on various subjects.

CNN iReport - http://ireport.cnn.com/toolkit.jspa - This site provides tips for storytelling, taking photos, recording video and recording audio.

Adobe Premiere Pro

This is a professional level video editing tool available for both Macs and PCs. It is available in the Innovation Space and Learning Studio.

Final Cut Pro

This is a professional level video editing tool available only for Macs. It is available in the Innovation Space and Learning Studio.

iMovie

iMovie is Apple's video editor. You can create movies and slideshows with this tool. It is a part of the iLife suite, which includes GarageBand, iPhoto, and iTunes. iMovie is available in the Innovation Space and the Learning Studio.

WeVideo

WeVideo is is an online video editing tool. It offers a fairly intuitive, yet powerful user interface. It seems to function best in the Firefox web browser.

Windows Live Movie Maker

Movie Maker is Windows video editor. If you run a Windows machine, you can download it for free as part of the Windows Live suite. 

YouTube

YouTube offers a free video editor that you may use with videos you have uploaded, or creative commons (CC) licensed videos. In order to use the editor you must have a YouTube account. To get to to the editor:
  1. Sign in to YouTube and then navigate to your channel
  2. Click on the Video Manager.
  3. Click on Create in the menu.
  4. Click to enter the Video Editor.
The editor also gives you access to CC licensed audio that you can add to your creation. The tool also supports transitions and text in your videos.