How To Make Your Videos Look More Cinematic in iMovie||Tutorial

  • Published on Mar 11, 2017
  • In this tutorial video, I'll show you guys some basics in color grading to give your videos a more cinematic look in iMovie. With these tips you can start to make your films look more professional! Stay tuned for more tutorials like this covering iMovie, Adobe Premiere, and Final Cut Pro!
    -Kygo and Selena Gomez- It Ain't Me (Codeko Remix)
    - Maroon 5 ft. Future- Cold (Neptunica X Calmani & Grey Remix)
    - Vanic ft. Katy Tiz- Samurai (BKAYE Remix)
    letterboxing file:

Comments • 477

  • Angus Crossley
    Angus Crossley  2 years ago +32

    Click this link to open a reader version of the letterboxes (1920X1080). To download click the arrow

    • Roof The Truth
      Roof The Truth 7 months ago +1

      Garrison Brumblay your gonna need a macbook my man. You can only do so much with iPhones. They dont have enough storage for these features you see here unfortunately.

    • Garrison Brumblay
      Garrison Brumblay Year ago +1

      Angus Crossley what do you do if you only have iMovie on your phone

  • Lubna Zzz
    Lubna Zzz 16 days ago

    Can you explain/teach more on how to slow down the clips to make it look more cinematic? Why did you use freeze frames? Thank you!

  • askabibleprof
    askabibleprof Month ago

    Do you have to do this for each clip, or will it be saved and transferred throughout your movie?

  • Thelnferno
    Thelnferno 3 months ago

    Honest question - why did you use ISO 400?

    • Thelnferno
      Thelnferno 2 months ago

      @Angus Crossley Thanks for your reply - great vid! I was just curious because I would have used ISO 100 in that settting, but sounds like gopro auto set that for you.

    • Angus Crossley
      Angus Crossley  2 months ago +1

      I did this video a long time ago and I think it was on my Gopro so it was just what settings I was using at the time. No specific reason

  • NickNamerz
    NickNamerz 3 months ago

    holy shit thats amazing!

  • Kristi F
    Kristi F 3 months ago

    ya wasn't specific so I didn't like it

  • Nida Jk
    Nida Jk 3 months ago

    Amazing explanation! Thanks

  • Obinna He
    Obinna He 4 months ago

    Great info. Didn't know making a video could be this easy

  • Cambyo847
    Cambyo847 4 months ago

    Appreciate the helpful info! It's simple and easy to do.

  • Wilderness TV
    Wilderness TV 4 months ago

    What is that font

  • Timothy Elmer
    Timothy Elmer 4 months ago

    Do you film with RAW format on your go pro?

    • Angus Crossley
      Angus Crossley  4 months ago

      there's no Raw for video on the GoPro that I have, but I try to shoot with little contrast, saturation and sharpness so I can do those edits in post

  • 8181 How To
    8181 How To 4 months ago +1

    Nice tutorial. Thank you, Angus.

  • Gab Galang
    Gab Galang 4 months ago

    Thank you so much 😊 you saved me 😅 first time to vlog here 👋

  • Hello Faz
    Hello Faz 4 months ago +1

    I made a short video would love if I could get some feedback? its my first vid so be gentle! haha

  • Dania Sr
    Dania Sr 4 months ago +2

    thank you so much for the tutorial!

  • Allen Tsai
    Allen Tsai 4 months ago

    Amazing tutorial! Thanks a lot.

  • Ramiza PK
    Ramiza PK 4 months ago

    I prefer imovie more than davinci resolve. Cause it's simple and as good as davinci resolve if you know how to use it. This is just my opinion

  • Raf Lormans
    Raf Lormans 4 months ago

    this is fucking wack

  • •-Willow-The-Tree-•

    Your disk is almost full.

  • Levi Jesus
    Levi Jesus 5 months ago

    Thank you, man, help me a lot!!!

  • Gabriel Fontanini
    Gabriel Fontanini 5 months ago

    Very helpful man

  • Eungul Cho
    Eungul Cho 5 months ago

    Tooooooo fast. U tried. Thanks.

  • Matthäus Murek
    Matthäus Murek 5 months ago +1

    what remix is that of „it aint me“ in the background? good video!🤙🏻

    • Angus Crossley
      Angus Crossley  5 months ago +1

      look it up "it ain't me" on a RU-clip page called Proximity

  • Nomadtimshaw Nomadtimshaw

    You lost me

  • pressrepeat2000
    pressrepeat2000 5 months ago

    Awesome channel. Great job.

  • Nordine Najar
    Nordine Najar 5 months ago

    really liked this vid!

  • GoFlo TRAVEL
    GoFlo TRAVEL 5 months ago

    Hello, I was inspired by you and I just uploaded a nice cinematic video. Still a lot of work but would you mind to give me your honest feedback? Thank you!

  • Yuxin Wu
    Yuxin Wu 5 months ago

    That's useful

  • Jerod M
    Jerod M 5 months ago +1

    True cinematic look would also be enhanced by using 24 FPS.

  • Black Heart Films
    Black Heart Films 6 months ago

    Very much helpful, thanks a lot

  • Rusc
    Rusc 6 months ago +1

    what's the name of your font?

  • kookkai kk
    kookkai kk 6 months ago

    thank you!

  • DangerousTv1
    DangerousTv1 6 months ago

    My letter box moves. Is there a way to prevent that from happening? I saw another video where they said cropping it to fit helps but that doesnt work either

  • Key Kay
    Key Kay 6 months ago

    this is AMAZING! have to try to make a video like this when i go on vacation this summer!

  • Joffrey Salme
    Joffrey Salme 6 months ago

    Thank you for this. It has really helped me considering that I'm just getting into editing videos.

    • Josiane Frey
      Josiane Frey 6 months ago +1


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    GOGO Travel Reviews 6 months ago

    I want to do like you but if I am successful with my videos, I will go travel like you too.

  • SaM'S Vlogs
    SaM'S Vlogs 6 months ago

    Thank you for teaching how to do letter box

  • NJ_Stve
    NJ_Stve 7 months ago

    how to stop the pictures moving at i-movie

  • Phat Hua
    Phat Hua 7 months ago

    Did you have to pay for the songs that you used in the video and if so, how much did it cost you?

  • Malin Sahlén
    Malin Sahlén 7 months ago

    Great! Thank you so much!

  • kelsie campbell
    kelsie campbell 7 months ago

    if you are reading this, i love u and i want you to be happy!!
    pls help me reach my goal of 1,000 subs by the end of march. i would greatly appreciate it ❤️❤️

    XADOR THE NEOPHYTE 7 months ago

    Wow big help! Thank You.

  • Lost In Sirmaur
    Lost In Sirmaur 7 months ago

    thanks you are the best.

  • Osio Bhuiyan
    Osio Bhuiyan 7 months ago

    Thanks bro it was helpful

  • Ed Perez
    Ed Perez 8 months ago

    Crazy all that for a short clip. Thanks for the short quick clip

  • It’s MaineMaine!!
    It’s MaineMaine!! 8 months ago

    TYSM for review

  • Patrick Howard
    Patrick Howard 8 months ago

    I got as far as saving the template but when I overlay it on a movie clip all I see is a white background with a black border on top and bottom no sign of the video clip. Can anyone help ?

  • Ekim Ool
    Ekim Ool 8 months ago

    Not sure if anyone told you this before, but your disk is almost full.

  • TheOcean calls
    TheOcean calls 8 months ago

    Great tutorial

  • hector fotopro
    hector fotopro 8 months ago

    thanks from MEXICO now my videos looks better I tried to insert this two BLACK rectangles since long time ago now I solved my problems cool AMIGO

  • fancydog9
    fancydog9 8 months ago

    very helpful thank you !!

  • Alexis Ruesga
    Alexis Ruesga 9 months ago

    Great help! 👍🏻

  • Oppo Kyristian Cofino
    Oppo Kyristian Cofino 9 months ago

    What font do you use?

  • Scott Isitt
    Scott Isitt 9 months ago

    Very helpful and well, explained! Thank you so much!

  • Razor Blade
    Razor Blade 9 months ago

    Sub to me if you don’t know how to make thumbnails...

  • Discover Beyond
    Discover Beyond 9 months ago

    your disk is almost full

  • hi i’m phoebe
    hi i’m phoebe 9 months ago

    I have recently gotten a macbook air. I used to edit on my iPhone but now I want to step it up. I don’t understand how to split a clip, how do you find the “split” control/button?

  • Sanjay Rawat
    Sanjay Rawat 9 months ago

    I also created one video first time in iMovie. Not in MAC but in iPhone. Merged two video in it.

  • Fox'n Bird
    Fox'n Bird 10 months ago

    :( i....:,(

  • Dexter Montero
    Dexter Montero 10 months ago
    I am starting my Cinematic videos