Rahma Ali shows us how she edits her videos in iMovie for her YouTube channel.
We're including this tutorial into the growing FCP.co list of tutorial videos for a few reasons. First, we tend to forget that iMovie is a subset of Final Cut Pro and many editors use it as a stepping stone to get up to the more complex NLE. Also, there's also a lot to learn (even for us FCP veterans) by watching somebody else edit and Rahma's enthusiasm and creativity is like a breath of fresh air to anybody who has to sit in traditional broadcast suites.
We like the way that she doesn't see any obstacles to her editing, she also uses some of the online services we have previously featured like Canva and Remove.bg. App swapping (roundtripping?) seems to be very popular for iMovie editors to get footage or an effect that they need, often for free. Take similar YouTuber Susan Carolyn who thinks nothing of airdropping clips to her phone to apply filters in an app called Video Star and then airdropping them back! Can we be the first to use the phrase 'Airtripping' in the video sense?
So after watching Rahma, we fired up iMovie to reacquaint ourselves - one thing that she mentioned, but didn't elaborate on, was the process of exporting to YouTube. This latest version of iMovie doesn't upload directly either, you have to export a self-contained movie and then upload that.