An Introduction to iLife

An Introduction to iLife
Classes Apple iLife An Introduction to iLife
Certified Apple iLife Authorized Training at FMC

Course Description
This two-day, hands-on course introduces students to the features and interface of iLife. iLife is a suite of digital authoring tools that comes with every Mac: iPhoto, iMovie, and GarageBand. You will learn to create media-rich digital projects, and share them online with a few clicks. You will also learn to easily create stunning music, websites, and photo books, and enjoy your photos and videos in exciting new ways.
Who Should Attend?
This class is designed for anyone who prefers hands-on and interactive instruction to best explore the functionality of the iLife applications. Please note that this course does not cover all chapters in the book. Students can continue the lessons on their own as all the files needed to complete the exercises are included on the DVD that accompanies the book. The official Apple Training Series book is included in the cost of the class.
What You Will Learn
Organizing and editing pictures in iPhoto
Editing and sharing movies with iMovie
Working with audio in iMovie
Recording a Podcast
Creating a website with iWeb
Creating a Blog
Practical working knowledge of Mac OS X
Course Outline:
Note: The curricula below comprise activities typically covered in a class at this skill level. The instructor may, at his/her discretion, adjust the lesson plan to meet the needs of the class.
Lesson 1: Viewing and Emailing Photos
Opening iPhoto
Understanding the iPhoto Window
Importing photos from a camera
Viewing Photos in an Event
Emailing Your Photos
Lesson 2: Rating and Fixing Photos
Rating Photos
Applying Quick Fixes
Fixing Photos in Edit View
Using Effects
Working with Albums
Transferring Photos to Mobile Devices
Lesson 3: Arranging Photos by Faces and Places
Finding People in Your Photos
Creating a Faces Smart Album
Fidning Places
Creating a Smart Album from a Map
Posting to Facebook, Flickr, and MobileMe
Lesson 4: Perfecting Your Pictures
Understanding a Histogram
Correcting Exposure
Applying Definition
Adjusting White Balance
Lesson 5: Designing a Photo Book
Creating a Book Layout
Ordering Books
Lesson 6: Making Photos Move with Slideshows
Using Slideshows Presets and Albums
Using Instant Slideshow
Creating a Slideshow Album
Changing Settings and Options
Sharing Your Slideshow
Lesson 7: Importing and Managing Photos
Understanding Photo Formats
Importing a Photo Folder
Organizing Your Event
Assigning Keywords to Photos
Sharing Photos over a Network
Lesson 8: Moviemaking Made Easy
Opening iMovie
Looking at the iMovie window
Getting Clips into iMovie
Skimming and Playing Clips
Marking the Best and Worst Clips
Filtering Events
Playing an Event in Full Screen
Creating a New Project Using a Theme
Using Transitions
Getting a Movie to Your iPad, iPhone, or iPod
Lesson 9: Having Fun with iMovie Trailers
Selecting a New Event
Selecting a Trailer Genre
Changing the Outline
Filling in the Storyboard
Personalizing the Storyline
Lesson 10: Creating Your Own Sports Highlights Video
Switching Projects in the Library
Applying a Theme to an Existing Project
Using the Sports Team Editor
Customizing a Team vs. Team Graphic
Highlighting a Player
Lesson 11: Refining a Movie
Creating a Project Without Using a Theme
Editing a Movie
Enhancing Clips
Working with Audio
Stabalizing a Project Clip
Lesson 12: Moviemaking with Photos and iPhoto Clips
Accessing iPhoto Clips
Finding and Using Photos
Choosing a Title
Creating a Cutaway Shot
Editing to a Musical Beat
Enhancing Audio
Analyzing for Stabalization
Sharing Movies Online
Lesson 13: Advanced Moviemaking
Choosing Projects from the Library
Setting a Location Using Travel Maps
Trimming with the Precision Editor
Recording Narration
Using Audio from a Video Clip
Enhancing Audio
Enabling Advanced Tools
Lesson 14: Capturing and Managing Media
Understanding Video Formats
Getting Clips into iMovie
Managing Events in Your Library
Adjusting a Clip's Date and Time
Analyzing and Event to Detect People
Using Keywords
Making Backups
Reclaiming Hard Disk Space
Lesson 15: Learning to Play Music with GarageBand
Opening GarageBand
Connecting Instruments to the Mac
Learning to Play Guitar or Piano
Taking a Guitar or Piano Lesson
Exploring the Interface
Navigating Between Lesson Sections
Customizing the Lesson Workspace
Tuning During a Lesson
Recording and Reviewing Your Practice
Tracking Your Package
Changing a Lesson Mix
Downloading Additional Learn to Play Lessons
Taking an Artist Lessons
Lesson 16: Jamming and Creating Music with GarageBand
Selecting a Musical Genre
Navigating and Controlling Playback
Auditioning Virtual Musicians and Instrumental Parts
Mixing Instruments in Magic GarageBand
Setting Up Your Instrument
Adding a Custom Instrument
Recording a Part
Opening and Saving the Song in GarageBand
Lesson 17: Recording Music in GarageBand
Recording Music Tracks in GarageBand
Opening a GarageBand Project
Exploring a GarageBand Window
Setting Up and Electric Guitar Track
Monitoring Input
Recording a Single Take
Using Guitar Amps and Stompboxes
Saving Effects Settings
Multiple Takes Recording
Selecting and Splitting Takes
Working with an Acoustic Guitar Track
Recording a New Software Instrument Part
Playing the Onscreen Music Keyboard
Lesson 18: Fixing, Arranging, and Mixing Music in GarageBand
Recognizing Timing Issues
Quantizing a Software Instrument Region
Trimming and Looping a Region
Working with Groove Matching
Working with Apple Loops
Browsing and Adding Loops to the Project
Arranging Loops and Tracks in the Timeline
Duplicating Tracks
Panning Tracks
Transposing a Region in the Editor
Lesson 19: Finishing and Sharing a Project
Finishing a Song
Adding Effects to the Overall Song
Sharing with other iLife Applications
Saving a Project with iLife Preview
Finishing a Podcast
Importing a GarageBand Project
Working with Artwork and Markers
Using the Artwork Editor
Adding Podcast Episode Info
Sending a Podcast to iWeb
Exporting a Project as a Quicktime Movie