Share special moments with distant friends and family by producing your own home movies. Thanks to the release of iMovie 2, Apple’s $49 video-editing software (www.apple.com), you don’t have to have a Hollywood budget to produce enjoyable movies — complete with a soundtrack and titles. (For tips on preparing and exporting your iMovies to the Web, a CD, or back onto videotape, see
“Wrap Up Your iMovie.” )
Send your movie off in a CD jewel case or VHS tape box you designed with your image-editing program. Add a title, cast list, and description of the movie — even fake reviews from movie critics. You can buy paper specially designed for CD and tape cases at paper-supply stores or from Web sites such as Neato (
www.neato.com ). –Artists: Eleanor and David Leishman
TOOLBOX You’ll need a digital camcorder (using an analog camcorder requires extra equipment — see instructions
here ) and
Apple’s iMovie 2 software.
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