iMovie Themes!

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by kwajaln, Jan 17, 2006.

  1. kwajaln macrumors 6502


    Sep 18, 2004
    Just got iLife '06 today and in checking things out noticed a THEMES tab in iMovie. I did a double take thinking I was actually working in iDVD! Anyway there are really cool themes that are actually incorporated into the DV sequence and are integrated with the iDVD themes too. Very impressive.
  2. Boelman macrumors regular

    Jul 15, 2004
    I never knew you could do this. I can't wait to get it
  3. njmac macrumors 68000


    Jan 6, 2004
    Steve demonstrated these in his keynote. They look really cool.
  4. MrSmith macrumors 68040


    Nov 27, 2003
    Has anyone made a movie or know of a site using these iMovie themes that we can look at? To be honest, I'm having trouble seeing their use. Are they just glorified transitions? I mean, when I make a movie I like the movie to use the whole screen.

    Yes, I watched the Keynote, but that was kind of out of context. I'd like to see a real movie.
  5. Applespider macrumors G4


    Jan 20, 2004
    looking through rose-tinted spectacles...
    Yes, they're glorified transitions and chapter markers from what I can figure out after an initial play.

    Rather than having to have the perfect shot as an introduction which you put titles onto, they allow you to use a 'theme' and drop in several shorter clips with a more animated title. Chapters should blend in better than having to do fade in/out between days on a holiday etc. You can still use regular transitions between 'theme' inserts.

    Some of them are pretty clever (if the theme suits) - the idea of zooming out of one movie and panning across before zooming into another is quite fun.
  6. MrSmith macrumors 68040


    Nov 27, 2003
    Right. I get it now. Yeah, sometimes I can't decide whether to just fade across or insert a title on black, so these seem just the ticket. Have to think about putting some pennies aside.
  7. theBB macrumors 68020


    Jan 3, 2006
    I played with the new iMovie in the Apple store and noticed the themes. However, there are only four or five of them. They looked very similar to iWeb themes: Black reflections, travel etc. Once you use one of these themes for your iMovie and come across the same theme in a few websites, it gets old pretty fast.

    I am pretty sure they'll ask for another $80 next year once they add three more themes.
  8. MrSmith macrumors 68040


    Nov 27, 2003
    McDonaldsization of the Web?

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