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Fun with iMovie 11 trailers

iLife 11 came out recently and while there are a number of improvements everywhere, the Trailer templates in iMovie steal the show. The idea is simple: provide project templates that allow anybody to create professional looking trailers. So professional they look that Apple won't allow you to enter the name of a real studio for fear people will think they're watching an actual movie trailer!

But words are cheap. Here's an example trailer, done entirely by Mijal, my 12 year old daughter, from video she took herself on a point and shoot digital camera:



What's amazing about this is not only how easy it is to make trailers, but also that any video, no matter how inane or unexciting results in a trailer that promises lots of action, thrills, and fun.

Creating a trailer is amazingly easy. You get a template with placeholders for text and video clips. The transitions, music, and title sequences are canned and ensure the proper rhythm. You drop clips onto each slot and then op…