Written by Marjorie Dawson

iPhone Magic Movie App For Movies in a Hurry

iPhone Magic Movie App For Movies in a Hurry

Today’s post showcases a fun and super easy way to create an instant bit of social media fun perfect for Christmas, or the summer holidays here in New Zealand. Grab your iPhone and use iPhone’s Magic Movie. I discovered this when I was short on time and wanted to get a video up online fast. How do I make a super quick movie like this one?

How to Use Apple Magic Movie

  1. Open iMovie
  2. Click Start New Project
  3. Select Magic Movie
  4. Preview your clips and select the ones you want to use.
  5. Using your finger, drag your clips into the order you like and click a clip to edit for length if you need to.
  6. Press ‘Create Magic Movie’ at the bottom of your screen.
  7. Magic Movie assembles your clips and stills into a short movie. (see Image 2)
  8. Run your instant movie to see if you like it OR go back and edit some more ….. 
  9. To do this, click on the pencil icon on the right to change or remove a clip.
  10. Run your movie to see if you like it then upload.
Magic Movie Software Welcome Screen
Select Magic Movie

After you create a Magic Movie project, you can rearrange the video clips and photos that you initially selected and experiment with different styles, music, text and filter options. You can also edit each video clip individually.

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Magic Movie Software Showing a movie made in the app.
Image 2: Assembled Magic Movie

Editing Your Magic Movie

You have a surprising amount of control over your Magic Movie.

Tap the pencil beside each video clip to access editing options or remove the clip.

Top right on your screen you will see a small sparkly film strip. Tap this to change the presentation of your movie. You will see names like ‘Charm’ ‘Poster’ and ‘Contemporary’ all of which make changes to how your film starts and, if you need it, adds a piece of music, although you can chose your own purchased, or copyright assured music.

12 thoughts on “iPhone Magic Movie App For Movies in a Hurry”

  1. I don’t have an iPhone but I know they have stellar photo and video quality and features. Being largely a PC user, iPhone doesn’t translate well – I wish it did! This is great.

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  2. I love iMovie…on my laptop! I have not tried it on my iPhone, believe it or not! And was not aware of the Magic Movie feature! I’ll be checking it out. Pinning to share with others in my Shutterbuggin’ file! As always, wonderful tips!

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  3. Great post I do not have an IPhone – one of the old timers here but am using my camera for videos phew which is helping me

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  4. Terrific tip! I must look and see if I can do it with my iPad. Truly genius! Thanks, it will help a lot of folks for certain. I’m sharing with all my pet parents.

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  5. Thanks for the mini tutorial on how to make a mini movie. And now we have two things to learn to do, make a movie and learn to create AI art. We running out of time to make things MOL!

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  6. Magic Movie looks awesome. We will definitely give it a try! Thank you for sharing your knowledge with us, Marjorie. 🙂

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