I am trying to teach myself how to create imovies with my class. I have the flip ultra and a mac computer with imovie on it. I also have acers for my students, but since they're not macs the program I would be using is Photostory 3. Can anyone compare the two for me as far as which is easier or which you prefer? Would it be best to find a tutorial?
IMHO, I would say that iMovie is easier and greater than anything for the Windows. Obviously, once you learn one, it's not hard to figure out the other. You just need to find the bells and whistles of any editing software.
Links to Photostory Tutorials:
Links to iMovie Tutorials:
Atomic Learning has wonderful tutorials about both, but iMovie is:
It's too bad that Apple hasn't created a Windows version of iMovie.
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It looks like you may have all the information you need from Kevin's response, but I was wondering if you'd consider changing the subject of your question from "K" to "Need help with iMovie or PhotoStory3" or something to that effect. I'm sure a lot of folks in the community will want to learn from this discussion and a more descriptive title will help them locate it.
And, if you have time, tell us more about the video projects you want to do with your students!
I LOVE making movies with my kids. I have been doing so for years. We started back years ago using iMovie. However, my district switched from Mac to PC. I am just curious why you would choose to use Photostory on a PC. That is an OK program, but Windows Moviemaker is so similar to iMovie. Yes, there are slight differences, but once you know iMovie, Moviemaker is a snap to learn. The kids pick it up quickly too.
Once you learn iMovie and if you decide to try Windows Moviemaker, if you have any questions, just email me firstname.lastname@example.org.
I have a drawer full of student made video DVDs, so I have been there, done that. I would be happy to answer any questions you have!
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Moviemaker is a standard PC/Windows program. It should be on your PCs. Go to "Programs" (Click start button and then click PROGRAMS) and look for Windows MovieMaker. It is so similar to iMovie. There are slight differences, but if you sit down at a PC, open up MovieMaker, and work with it a bit, you will see it is very much like iMovie.
I use both and they do the same thing.
If you like Photostory, that is fine. However, if you want to make movies like you do with iMovie, try Windows Moviemaker. You will probably like that just as well. Also, if you learn both Mac and PC, you will be BILINGUAL!!!!!!! LOL
If, for some reason, Windows Moviemaker does not appear in your Programs listing, it can be downloaded free from http://en.softonic.com/s/windows-movie-maker-7. You also might want to experiment with another free program for creating movies from Microsoft called Windows Live Moviemaker 2011. I have used both programs and they are not difficult to learn.
Since you have both Windows and Mac computers, I would recommend you try using Jaycut.com. It is a web-based movie production program similar to iMovie or MovieMaker.
Today, I was talking with a teacher who used it with high school students and she was impressed at how many students logged in at home to work on their project. Since all they needed was the web, it was easy for them to work from any computer.
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