Digital stories are a wonderful vehicle for creatively framing a multimedia narrative with spoken or written text superimposed over image and video, and many language instructors assign these types of video projects as part of their curriculum. At the instructors’ requests, we frequently offer iMovie tutorials for students at the LRC for precisely these kinds of projects. Our learning spaces in the International Affairs Building are well-equipped for students to create their digital stories using iMovie.
In this post, we’ve assembled some great resources for faculty and students who are using iMovie.
1. Lynda.com Tutorials
As Columbia faculty and students, you have access to a wonderful resource for technical tutorials through Lynda.com. Members of the Columbia community can access Lynda.com tutorials through this portal, using their uni to log in.
Lynda.com offers a great overview for creating and editing a video project in this tutorial: iMovie ’11 Essential Training.
2. Youtube Tutorials
Youtube is also a great resource for brief tutorials about specific features in iMovie. As with all public resources on the Internet, the quality varies greatly, so if you’re looking for help with a specific feature, you may have to refine your search criteria and look around a bit.
Here are a few helpful tutorials about specific features commonly used in video projects for language learning.
3. Further Assistance
If you require further assistance with iMovie for a class project, you can reach out to us directly at the LRC. Please contact Steve Welsh if you require further assistance.