Learning to use iMovie AKA Thornton’s Jump


Back in my Swinburne University, Multimedia days, I did a bit of video editing using Adobe Premiere. I haven’t really done any since, so I decided to have a go at using iMovie this weekend and you can see the results in the embedded YouTube movie above.

Our mutual friend Dik prompted me to use the footage of Thornton snowboarding which I had captured on our trip to Les Menuires which is part of Les 3 Vallées ski area in the Savoie region of France, in March this year.

It was a great trip…Thorn and I having 5 days in the “the world’s biggest ski area”.

What to you think of his mad, big air skillz? To be fair to him, I wasn’t game to try it as the landing was pretty dodgy unless you got up so much speed that you cleared the debris and landed on the piste which is out of picture.

The video quality isn’t great as I was just using the video mode on my Minolta Dimage Xt.

It’s getting slightly long in the tooth now, with a quite small LCD in comparison to the up-to-date ones and it could also do better in low light. I like that it fits in my pocket and the videos that it takes are generally enough to capture the flavour of the moment.


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