Time Lapse Photos

  • Open iMovie
  • Go to File—>New Project
  • Create a title for the project (it should have your name in it)
  • Make sure the box is UNCHECKED where it asks to ‘Automatically add’
  • Press ‘Create’
  • Find the camera icon on the right (it’s between the music and text icons)
  • Click on the camera icon
  • Select Photo Booth from the drop down menu
  • Click on the first image
  • While pressing your shift key, scroll down a few rows and click on a different image. This will allow you to import multiple images at a time. If you select all the images, it will take a while to import. It is better to do it in groups.
  • Once your images are selected, drag them to the clip editing/viewing timeline screen
  • Repeat the selecting and dragging process until all of your images are moved over (make sure you are placing them in order)
  •  Click on the first image
  • Press the shift key while clicking the last image (all of the images should be selected)
  • (do these next three steps if the ken burns effect is on) Hover the mouse over the bottom left corner of one of the images
  • Click on the circle and then click on ‘Cropping, Ken Burns and Rotation’
  • Click on ‘Fit’
  • Hover the mouse over the left corner of one image again
  • Click on ‘Clip Adjustment’
  • Change the duration to .1s (if there’s an option that’s quicker, do that) and check ‘Applies to all stills’
  • Click on the ‘Text’ icon (it looks like a ‘T’)
  • Click on the ‘Upper’ option
  • Drag it inside one of the images
  • Drag one end of it to make it the length of the entire movie
  • Click on where it says ‘Title Text Here’
  • Type your name (you don’t need to add your last name)
  • Click on ‘Show Fonts’
  • Change the size to 24 (keep the color white or black and use the default font)
  • Go to Share—>Export using QuickTime
  • Click on ‘Options’
  • Click on ‘Settings’
  • Make sure the Quality setting is set to Best and the Encoding is set to Best quality
  • Press OK
  • Press Ok again
  • Press Save