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  • iPad, iPhone
  • Free
  • age 12+

About iMovie

iMovie is an iOS app for video production that works on iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch. Students will enjoy creating movies with their own photos and video clips and sharing them both in the classroom and online. The movie option is excellent and far more flexible. You load a selection of clips, and can quickly edit in and out points, overlay titles, and apply filters. There’s scope for audio experimentation, too, with background music and spot effects, even if there’s no mixing beyond setting volume levels.

Teacher Review

Creating a polished video with titles, transitions and audio is easy in iMovie for both children and adults. This app has been a long-standing favourite for Mac users, and although the iPad version is a much simpler version than on the Mac, it’s been refined to be a very powerful tool for the classroom. Given that the iPad is all about multimedia, this video-editing app is a must-have.

The most common way to use iMovie and Book Creator together is to edit some video before bringing it into Book Creator. A popular feature of iMovie is creating Hollywood-style trailers, which really bring video to life.

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App Details

Teacher Ratings


iPad, iPhone





Engagement and Usability
Creative Development


In-App Purchases - No

In-App Advertising - No



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Make beautiful HD movies anywhere with iMovie, the fast and fun moviemaking app that puts everything you need to tell your story at your fingertips. Browse and play projects in the Marquee view. Create Hollywood-style trailers or sophisticated home movies in minutes.* And share your finished projects with the world - straight from iMovie.

Made for Multi-Touch

  • Tap to add video, photos, music and sound effects
  • Drag to trim the length of any clip
  • Pinch to zoom the timeline
  • Swipe down on the playhead to split a clip; swipe up to freeze a frame
  • On iPad, pinch vertically to open the Precision Editor

Build Hollywood-style film trailers

  • Choose from 12 trailers with stunning graphics and original scores by some of the world's top film composers*
  • Customise film studio logos, cast names and credits in Outline view
  • Add and adjust videos and photos in Storyboard view
  • Add existing content from your library, or record new footage straight into your trailer

Create beautiful HD movies

  • Choose from a selection of eight unique themes, each with its own set of titles, transitions and music
  • Add videos and photos from your library, or shoot directly into your timeline
  • Let the Ken Burns effect automatically animate your photos, or pinch and drag to create custom pan-and-zoom effects
  • Craft a soundtrack using included music and sound effects, songs from your own music library and audio that you record straight into your project
  • On iPad, view colour-coded audio waveforms for every clip in your project

Share your HD movie on the web and at home

  • Publish directly from iMovie to YouTube, Facebook, Vimeo and CNN iReport
  • Send to the Camera Roll and share in an email or via iMessage
  • Use AirPlay to stream video to your HDTV over Wi-Fi with Apple TV
  • Transfer your project to iMovie on your Mac and compatible iOS devices
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