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My Questions & Advice About iMovie for Iphone

This article is about using the iMovie app and how I experienced some success with my first iMovie with 25,000+ views in 4 days from upload to Youtube. It provides some useful websites that can help you create a video like a pro simply by using your phone.

My recent mobile phone change from Android to Iphone was celebrated by using the iMovie Iphone app. iMovie for iPhone is a heavy app, which meant the download process took longer than a typical application download. Once installed I simply opened the application and do as instructed “Tap + to start a new project.”

iMovie lets you create films and Hollywood-style trailers that are simple to make and simply spectacular. And you can edit at resolutions up to a stunning 4K on iPhone 6s and iPad Pro. When you’re done, you can watch the final cut anywhere with iMovie Theater. A few taps, a few swipes, and you’re ready for your big premiere.

Questions about using iMovie

Like many apps I had lots of questions

How to add titles in iMovie for iPad and iPhone

iMovie comes with a selection of great sound effects. They include audience applause, a dinosaur growl, footsteps, phone rings and …

Questions about using iMovie

A bit of research reveals that there are some common questions about using iMovie these include:

  • How to upload your iMovie video to YouTube
  • Enable friends to see, like and comment on your iMovie Project… Exporting a project to Facebook is a great way …
  • Create a trailer in iMovie for iPad and iPhone?
  • How to cut a clip using iMovie for iPad and iPhone?
  • How to add a freeze frame using iMovie for iPad and iPhone?
  • Pausing mid-shot (or freeze framing) can be cheesy, but it’s a great editing technique for comic book films and over?
  • How to add a theme in iMovie for iPad and iPhone?
  • How to add pictures in iMovie for iPad and iPhone?
Iphone and imovie

Iphone and imovie

Top 5 places to learn more about using Imovie

I found the best websites to learn about using iMovie were:

My iMovie Success

My first iMovie was made in Koh Samui, Thailand at hotel made with several short clips I stitched them together adding some background music. It was then easy to upload to my YouTube account. Adding a few popular tags the video saw 20,000+ views in a matter of days. This out numbered the hotels own promotional video.

see my Video

Music with iMovie videos

As always using commercial backing music can cause problems with Youtube. If you use commercial music as the background for your music video, you may be violating US copyright law.

A great solution is using YouTube‘s AudioSwapfeature is an easy way to give your silent YouTube video a soundtrack. It’s easy, legal, and free. This method removes your existing soundtrack, so only use this on videos that don’t have any dialogue

More help

Here is great place to become intimate with all the features of iMovie including how to create a trailer movie

10 Essential Things To Do To Win When Pitching to Investors

Delivering the right pitch to investors is probably one of the most important things you can do for a business. Delivering the right pitch could be a life changing moment as money and backing sets your business on a new more competitive path. I give my essential tips and advice on how to reach that goal.

I have included a rather cool Infographic from Guy Kawasaki who is the chief evangelist of Canva, an online graphic design tool. Guy was an advisor to the Motorola business unit of Google. He is also the author of The Art of Social Media.

  1. Show the problem and solve it.

    Before the pitch or creation of a presentation you need to set yourself a goal. The goal to be able to clearly explain why and how your product answers a specific problem that is really out there.

  2. Cut The Crap. 

    Death by power point or any other presentation software is always a risk. It’s best to present your business in a manner that’s short, sweet and to the point. Investors need to be confident that your business will attract and retain customers. If they don’t understand your concept in a short time span, they may presume that customers won’t understand it either.

  3.  Make it real. 

    So your idea is fantastic and your pitch aims to get others to come along with you. Inspire investor confidence with facts, not fiction and even more important make sure those facts are true! Know the source of your facts and figures and ensure that they stand up. Be negative about your business and learn about the companies weaknesses

  4. Go SWOT. 

    SWOT analysis will help you prepare and learning and exploring each Strength, Weakness , Opportunity and Threat is going to make for a stronger more confident you. Use it to identify what advantages you have, ask yourself what will outsiders think your weaknesses are. What is the competition doing and how does this effect your business. SWOT is a mixture of internal and external analysis and will give you a better strategy to achieve the best pitch possible                                                                                                                          

  5. Show Passion it’s very infectious. 

    One of my personal strengths is being excited by a project and passing this on to the people around me. When pitching no one wants to listen to a boring fact sheet that has no passion for the business. Excite investors about your big picture, but be reasonable and responsible. Avoid bullshit pipe dreams and wild financial projections.

  6. Show three financial projections 

    Show crowd funders and other investors that you have a grasp on reality with three versions of financial projections: best case, moderate case and worst case. Base each of these models on facts, past and present performance data, industry and competitor analyses and a series of well-thought-out, defendable assumptions.

  7. Show that you spend money wisely

    It’s easy to spend other peoples money and investors need to know that you are frugal and spending on the right things. Running a business on a shoestring budget, low overheads, reasonable salaries is cool and demonstrating this reassures investors. Tell them how tight you are!

  8. Be Practical. 

    Normally investor money is needed to scale a business so you will need to prove some of the actions you will undertake to get that scale. Perfect your marketing tactics, sales strategies and operational procedures. Investors appreciate companies with sustainable step-and-repeat business models that are poised for exponential growth

  9. Use the expert. 

    business-expert                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Always bring someone along that can take the pressure off and knows more detailed parts of the plan than you. Using people wisely will mean that you will not be tempted to spout some bullshit when you don’t know. For me I would always bring in the financial wizard in the organisation. Winning credibility can be about having the right people around you.

  10. Use a maximum of 10 slides.

    Use the 10/20/30 Rule of PowerPoint. It’s quite simple: a pitch should have ten slides, last no more than twenty minutes, and contain no font smaller than thirty points. This rule is applicable for any presentation to reach agreement: for example, raising funds, selling your business, forming a partnership, etc. Ten is the optimal number of slides in a PowerPoint presentation because a normal human being cannot comprehend more than ten concepts in a meeting—and venture capitalists are very normal. If you must use more than ten slides to explain your business, you probably don’t have a viable business!

 The 10 Slides You Need In A Pitch

The Only 10 Slides You Need in a Pitch

Infographic julielynnf. click to expand
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I hope my tips and advice about creating the perfect pitch helps, but as always if it doesn’t or you have some other crucial things to share please add to the article and make comment.