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No matter what the topic of your movie, you need a decent title to hook an audience, and perhaps even closing credits. Because adding titles is so easy in Apple iMovie, why not give yourself credit for your great movie?

Click the Titles button in the toolbar or choose Window→Titles.

Click the Titles button in the toolbar or choose Window→Titles.

A window appears, suggesting several title styles for you to choose from.

Choose a title style and drag it onto the clip where you want a title.

For example, you might choose Formal for a wedding video or Scrolling Credits for the end of a movie. Pay attention to the purple shadow that appears over the clip as you hover. It lets you know if the title will last for the entire clip or just the first or last third. Once you’ve chosen a title, a blue icon appears above the clip.

Replace the placeholder text in the viewer with your own text. Then click Show Fonts.

Replace the placeholder text in the viewer with your own text. Then click Show Fonts.

You can change the font, color, or style of text by applying selections in the Font window. You can preview your work by clicking the Play button in the viewer.

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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 (twitch.tv/theteemonster), 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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