iMovie on iOS- better than you might think

If you’re like me chances are you are always taking photos of videos of different things/events/ people for script/story ideas.  maybe you like the way a certain street is laid out or the light is hitting through a stained glass window. Whatever the situation, chances are you are not always carrying a whole film rig with you, but instead carrying a cellphone.

I know what your thinking- “Is he seriously saying  that we can get decent results putting together edited pieces from a cellphone?”  

To answer your question, here’s a piece that I shot with an iPhone 6+ and was put together and edited by Kenneth Kornacki of Kenko here in Milwaukee, WI

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New to video? Here are some different cameras to consider.

I was recently contacted by a former student and they are looking to purchase a camera in the near future.  The camera would be used for demonstrations, inside and outside as well as for interviews.  This particular individual also wanted to be able to record good audio in these situations.  So which ones are the best? What are the options?  It’s a fairly common question I get so I thought i would share my response online in case other people have this question too.

(note* cameras and equipment change wildly from year to year so bear in mind this was written in October 2015 and some of my choices may change in the future)

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Using iMovie on the iPhone 6 Plus

This was shot with an iphone 6 plus. Incidentally it was also entirely edited on the iPhone 6 Plus using the iPhone version of iMovie.
I am using the time-lapse feature on the stock camera app and some basic settings in iMovie.
I was pleasantly surprised to see how well and easy it was to work in iMovie for iOS.
In my experience this is what Premiere Clip was Trying to be but lacked so much.
It was easy to add fades, retime footage, trim footage and audio. If this ends up having seperate tracks or storylines it could make a lot of editing very interesting. Id love to proxy edit fcpx on this thing.

I will absolutely be using iMovie on iOS in the future. All around awesome.
Music is Andrew Bird.

I’ll be putting together a larger review because I am so impressed with this product.