How To Create Credits in iMovie

Apple’s iMovie, which is a component of the iLife suite, is one of the most used movie editing applications used on Macs. Now actually using the software is not a challenge and even someone with basic knowledge of video clip editing can manage this software. Some may even say that the application is literally foolproof.
Now, if you are editing a movie for actual viewing, then you should know how important it is to include the end credits for the final frames of the film. This is where credit is given to the people that worked on the film such as the actors, directors, camera guys, and the like. This being said, you should know that creating and modifying the end credits of any film is quite easy especially if you use iMovie to do it. Here are some steps you can follow.

  • Launch iMovie. Locate the icon that you will need to click on to launch iMovie on your computer. Click on it to initialize. Notice how fast and fluid the application loads up. Well, you can expect speed and efficiency with most Mac applications.
  • Load the film project. Once iMovie is up and running, select “File” from the top menu and click on “open project”. Navigate to where the save video files is and select it. Once the file opens up, take note of the sidebar and select “title” to move you to the “title” section. This is where the magic will happen.
  • Set for end credits manipulation. As soon as you are transferred to the “title” section, you notice a menu bar that scrolls up and down. Scroll it down until you see the option labeled “centered”. Select it and proceed to choose “centered multiple”. This will display an area where you can type the various texts for the end credits.
  • Input the text. Now that there areas for you to type in the text for the end credits, start inputting the information. The proper format starts with the name of the person and what he did in the movie or film. Now, for the start of the credits, you will want to always start with the director. In this case, the text should be similar to “Directed by” or “film by” followed by the name of the director. In other cases, you can vary the wording. It all depends on what you want the end credits to look like.
  • Save and preview. Once you complete the encoding of the text for the end credits, save the file and select “preview” to see if what you have done is displayed correctly.

If the preview is up to your standards, then drag the end credits into the “clip viewer”. Arrange the clips in the viewer by placing the end credits after the film’s main content. Now, that you know how to set up and create the end credits for a film using iMovie, you will be able to complete your project and maybe become the next Steven Spielberg or Martin Scorsese.


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