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Adding still photos inside your movie is a great way to show off your artistic prowess in Apple iMovie. You can even add motion effects to those pictures in what is known as the Ken Burns effect (named for the famed documentary filmmaker). Here’s how:

Choose Window→Photos.

Choose Window→Photos.

Optionally, you can click the Photos button, which looks like a camera in the toolbar.

Choose the photo you want from your iPhoto library or elsewhere.

Choose the photo you want from your iPhoto library or elsewhere.

You can search for pictures by name in the search field at the bottom of the pane.

Drag the selected picture to where you want it to appear in your project.

By default the picture will remain on the screen for four seconds and apply the Ken Burns panning and zooming effect. You can dictate otherwise.

To change a photo’s duration, click the Duration button in the lower-left corner of a photo clip and type in the new time in seconds.

You see this Duration button when you move the pointer near the end of the clip. Optionally, you can alter the Ken Burns option by selecting a photo, clicking Crop, and clicking Ken Burns.

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Nick Willoughby heads Filmmaking For Kids and Film Future, a pair of programs designed to teach kids aged 7 to 16 the various aspects of filmmaking. Nick is also a writer and director for 7 Stream Media, a video and media production firm based in the UK. Will Eagle has made a career out of digital marketing. He was a business strategist for Google and Pinterest, specifically assisting large clients in creating and executing YouTube marketing plans. Eagle has also worked for leading marketing firms and has been a guest lecturer at several universities. He is currently the vice president of strategy and marketing at Collab. Tee Morris is a social media pioneer. An early adopter of podcasting, he is no stranger to building audiences and releasing original content online. He has his own streaming channel on Twitch (, featuring a variety of gaming and talk shows. Tee is coauthor of Podcasting For Dummies, 3rd Edition, as well as several novels in the science fiction and fantasy genre, including the award-winning steampunk series, The Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences.

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