August 12, 2011 / Video

Movie trailer videos made with iMovie can work well for yearbook

Written by Evan Blackwell, CJE

Yearbook staffs who have access to working on Macs might think about using iMovie to create a movie trailer style video for the book this year.

Think about it – trailers for movies are often slick and eye-catching. Creating a trailer in iMovie, even one that uses still images, isn’t difficult. You can read more about creating them on the Apple website.

Walsworth’s Chicago-area summer yearbook workshop just wrapped up last week. But the video that yearbook rep Ryan Rinaldi and the staff put together for the camp is a great example of a movie trailer style video.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UBrivMKJt1E[/youtube]

Evan Blackwell, CJE
Evan Blackwell, CJE

Evan Blackwell, CJE, is a Web Content Specialist for walsworthyearbooks.com and yearbookhelp.com, as well as a regular contributor to Idea File magazine. He's been a writer and editor for Walsworth Yearbooks for the past 13 years, and is the author of the Yearbook Suite's "The Art of the Interview" unit. Prior to joining Walsworth, Blackwell spent five years as an award-winning newspaper and magazine journalist. He holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Kansas.