5 iOS Movie Editing Apps to Explore this Summer

Summer is a great time to play with and explore new software and hardware. Most educators have a more flexible summer schedule and can devote time to bigger projects. Many of my colleagues have expressed a desire to have their students produce movie projects (see my post – “Student Documentaries in History Class“). Often, they are concerned about learning how to make a movie – that it will be complicated and they will 5918469469_71ccb96c6d_bbe expected to teach new software on top of their established curriculum. However, most movie editing tools are intuitive and the best way to learn is by doing! If you have some free time this summer, it can be a great opportunity for you to learn how to play with one of these great tools and plan how to incorporate it next school year.

If you have an iPhone or iPad, here are five great movie editing apps to help you become a star director. Special thanks to my friend, photographer Christian Santiago of Solar Highway Productions for his suggestions!

iMovie ($4.99, Free with New Devices) – Apple’s iMovie is the traditional video editor for iOS devices. It’s easy to use and designed for beginners yet with enough cool features to let you develop some mad editing skills!

Videograde ($4.99) – This app allows you to easily edit and enhance the colors of your videos and export them in beautiful HD.

Magistro (Free, in-app purchases and premium upgrade) – A photo editor combined with a video editor, Magistro lets you easily create impressive, professional looking video. The premium upgrade allows you cloud storage and online editing capabilities.

Cute Cut (Free) – Not only does this support traditional movie making, but it allows you to add some cool features like drawing and picture in picture capabilities!

Vizzywig ($29.99) – At nearly $30, Vizzywig has the highest price tag. However, it also has some of the greatest tools and features that are offered on high end video editing software like Adobe Premier. If you feel like you’ve gone as far as you can with a basic layman’s video editing tool, then Vizzywig is a great intermediate step!

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About Jennifer Carey

My name is Jennifer Carey and I am a student and educator of the human condition. I have long studied history, trained in archaeology, and found a passion in the field of education. As a long-time lover of technology (my father bought our family our first Apple IIe when I was three), I love technology and what it can bring to the classroom. I have taught at various Universities for many years as well as educating gifted teenagers through the Johns Hopkins program, the Center for Talented Youth. I am currently the Director of Educational Technology at the Ransom Everglades School (a secular independent school) in Miami, Fl. I also have a few educational podcasts on iTunes from my days teaching at TCU: The Ancient City of Rome, Classical Archaeology (2008), Classical Archaeology (2009), Introduction to Classical Myth, and Ancient Eats. They’re enhanced (so you get the PowerPoints along with the vocal), but please excuse the poor audio editing. Feel free to Email Me or follow me on twitter.
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4 Responses to 5 iOS Movie Editing Apps to Explore this Summer

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  2. Hi,
    Great list! Another interesting option that my students have often used:
    Green Screen – Excellent and easy app to make recordings with chrome.

    https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/green-screen-by-do-ink/id730091131?mt=8

    greetings
    Manel

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