How To Make A You Tube Video With iMovie

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Using iMovie To Make A You Tube Video

This post will explain how to make a You Tube video with iMovie, a free software that comes with every new Mac computer.

First of all, you will need some files to put together, unless you want to use the basic text and backgrounds that come with iMovie to make your video.

Often, that’s all I do, because I don’t have a video camera, and it makes for an easy, quick way to get a point across.

I just open up the text thing, and drag the one I want over to the video making space, then I choose the background I want, type in the words I want on that bit, and add some music.

You may have trouble adding music that has a copyright on it, and when you upload the video to You Tube, it will have a bunch of ads on it, and the profits go to the artist who made the song.

To get around this, I usually make my own original music in Cubase, which costs money to get. I got it with my recording input device, the Firestudio Tube.

Sometimes I do a screenshot video using Capture Me, which is a great free software I found. You can use photos, webcam videos, or whatever you want, the possibilities are almost endless, even though it’s a fairly basic video making software.

Making A You Tube Video With iMovie

There is an option to publish it directly to You Tube, but what I usually do when I’m finished making it is to press the share button, and save the video file to my documents, and then go to You Tube to upload it from my computer.

I choose a title that may get searched for on You Tube, and then I write a fairly long description, with my link at the top, and the keywords in the title as about 3% of the keywords.

I add about five or six relevant tags, I usually choose the how to category, and then I share the video on Twitter, Google Plus, Facebook, StumbleUpon, Digg, Linked In, and embed it in posts like this one.

If you want, I can make you a professional You Tube video, doing everything I just mentioned, and I can also get you hundreds of views on it to start you off.

I can teach you how to rank your videos by getting a good page rank for your channel, and help you get the Twitter followers, Facebook page likes, and all the other things that you need to be really successful on You Tube.

Send me a message at to discuss. That’s how to make a You Tube video with iMovie, you can do it yourself, or get me to do it for you.


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