iMovie Edit
1.1 How to Add Subtitles in iMovie
1.2 Add Music in iMovie
1.3 iMovie Effect
1.4 iMovie Green Screen
1.5 iMovie Trailers
1.6 iMovie Picture in Picture
1.7 iMovie Slow Motion
1.8 How to Rotate Video in iMovie
1.9 iMovie Split Screen
1.10 How to Add Transitions in iMovie
1.11 iMovie Time Lapse
1.12 iMovie Stop Motion
1.13 iMovie Split Clip
1.14 How to Crop Videos on iMovie
1.15 How to Do a Voiceover on iMovie
1.16 iMovie Aspect Ratio
1.17 How to Fast Forward in iMovie
1.18 Zoom in/out on iMovie
1.19 iMovie Stabilization
1.20 iMovie Fade Audio
1.21 How to Reverse Video in iMovie
1.22 How to Join Clips in iMovie
1.23 Trim Auido in iMovie

How to Use iMovie Trailers to Create Awesome Movie Trailer Project

Many film directors would love to launch a movie trailer before the real movie, since this short promotional video normally leaks the most fantastic pictures of the movie, which can really get people's attention.

iMovie Trailers

It is not always easy create a great movie trailer, but if you are using Apple, you are in luck. iMovie comes with this feature of movie trailers, which includes a number of trailer templates you can use to create Hollywood-style movie trailers with ease. In the following article, I'll show you how to use iMovie trailers to create cool movie trailers on Mac or iOS devices.

Part 1. How to create movie trailers in iMovie for Mac

It is highly recommended to create iMovie trailers using iMovie for Mac, you'll get a very smooth movie trailer making experience. The following steps show you how to create movie trailers with iMovie on Mac.

Notes: iMovie has different versions like iMovie 10, iMovie 11, and iMovie 12. It may be slightly different to create movie trailers using iMovie 10/11/12, but mostly, the rules are common.

Step 1 Create a new trailer project

Open iMovie, go to "File" > "New Trailer", or click the "Projects" button in the toolbar, and click "Create New" > "Trailer" in the projects view.

Create iMovie Trailers

Step 2 Choose an iMovie trailer template

A choice of iMovie trailer templates that are available will be shown on the screen. The duration of the trailer and the number of cast members appear below the template. You can move the pointer over the template and click play button to preview the movie trailer templates. Find a template that matches the number of people in your footage, and hit "Create".

iMovie Trailer Templates

Step 3 Complete movie trailer outline in iMovie

After you create an iMovie trailer, you can add trailer credits and other information on the iMovie outline tab. In the Outline pane, click the placeholder text and type new text. The placeholder text varies by template, the possible categories include name and data, cast, gender, studio, credits.

Note: You can't leave any fields blank because iMovie incorporates all fields into the trailer.

iMovie Trailers Outline

Step 4 Add video to iMovie trailer Storyboard/Shot List

You can add video clips to your trailer in the Storyboard and Shot List panes. Click the Storyboard to add your video and text. Then, go to Shot List tab, drag the video clips you want to be included in your movie trailer to the placeholder. iMovie will automatically set your clips to the correct size to fit in the trailer.

iMovie Trailer Storyboard

Step 5 Preview and share movie trailer

After all is set, you are allowed to click one of the Play buttons or preview iMovie trailers (Full screen preview is available). You can also share you movie trailer to QuickTime, YouTube directly.

You can check the video tutorial down below:

Part 2. How to create a movie trailer project with iMovie for iPhone/iPad

Apart from iMovie for Mac, you can also create movie trailer using iMovie for iPad/iPhone. Check the tutorials below to create a movie trailer project using iMovie for iPad/iPhone.

Step 1 From the home screen of iMovie, tap the plus icon at the bottom of the screen, then tap the "New Trailer" button.

Step 2 You'll see a selection of nine themes at the bottom of the screen. Swipe through them then tap the "Play" button in the screen above to preview the theme.

iMovie Trailer Theme

Step 3 Once you choose the iMovie trailer theme, iMovie will display the trailer outline page. Edit file title, studio and credit.

iMovie Trailer Outline iPad

Step 4 Add video in the iMovie storyboard pane, edit and clip videos as you like. You can preview how the movie trailer looks so far with effects.

Add Video to Storyboard iPad

Step 5 After all is set, you save your masterpiece to the camera roll, or share it to YouTube, Facebook, etc. directly.

Share iMovie Trailer iPad iPhone

In this article, we have mainly showed you how to create iMovie trailers on Mac, iPad or iPhone. If you don't feel like iMovie as the ideal trailer maker, you can also check more trailer maker options here. Still have more questions about iMovie trailers? Feel free to leave your comments down below.

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May 05, 2018 07:28 / Updated by to Video Editing, iMovie