has released “iMovie 3 Solutions: Tips, Tricks, and Special Effects,” a new book by Erica Sadun, who has penned such books as “Digital Video Essentials: Shoot, Transfer, Edit, Share,” “Digital Photography Essentials: Point, Shoot, Enhance, Share,” and “iMovie2 Solutions: Tips, Tricks, and Special Effects.”
“iMovie 3 Solutions” (ISBN: 0-7821-4247-8) is filled with simple projects, step-by-step instructions, and a companion CD with iMovie plug-ins and a 30-day, fully functional trial version of Photoshop Elements. The book is targeted to hobbyists and dedicated video prosumers.
Book sections look at, among other things: adding logos and watermarks to movies; producing picture-in-picture effects; creating larger, more dynamic title sequences; combining animated elements with iMovie footage; designing interactive QuickTime skins that surround iMovie videos; converting PowerPoint presentations into iMovie form; authoring captions and subtitles for movies; and building iMovie plug-ins. You can buy the book online for US$27.99.