Tutorial: How to use iMovie on the iPad (UPDATED)

UPDATE: Post updated for iMovie 2.0+

Here are some updated videos from iMovie 2.0+. You can find videos to help you with the old version of iMovie in the original post found below.

ScienceMan Lesson – iMovie 2 App for iPad Tutorial

iMovie for iPad – FULL CLASS – iOS 8 Version

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Here is the original post from 2012 with videos from the old version of iMovie.

Editing video on the go with the iPad and iMovie is pretty simple. Below I’ve grabbed three different free tutorials from Youtube that show you how to use the app. While the tutorials can give you a good of how to use the app, they are free so there are some limitations. If you are looking for really good, thorough tutorials on everything from iMovie to WordPress, I’d recommend subscribing to Lynda.com. These are a good starting point for you though if you’ve never seen iMovie on the iPad.

iMovie is $4.99 in the App Store and well worth the cost.

If you have any other good video resources for iMovie and the iPad, drop them into the comments below or shoot me a link on Twitter @manfull and I’ll add it here.

Aaron Manfull

Aaron is in his 26th year of advising student media. He is currently the Director of Student Media at Francis Howell North High School in St. Charles, Missouri. He is the Journalism Education Association Digital Media Chair and co-Director of Media Now. He is the 2023 JEA Teacher Inspiration Award Winner and is a former Dow Jones News Fund National Journalism Teacher of the Year. He is one of the authors of the textbook "Student Journalism and Media Literacy." You can find him on X and Instagram @manfull. He's a proud father. A transplanted Iowan. And an avid Hawkeye Fan.

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