For our last in the Tech Tuesday iMovie series, we will look at how to export your iMovie, where to share it online and how to promote it so it will be seen by the people you care about.
License your Video
Use the Creative Commons Choose a License to generate a copyright license for your work. New to Creative Commons? Check out:
Finish Your Video
See Ms. Allan’s iMovieHowToGuide to follow two simple steps to finish your video: Share & Export. Or, if you want to publish it directly to YouTube, watch the video: Publish Your Project to YouTube. If you have iMovie ’11, you can Publish to Several Video Sharing Sites. Your iMovie will export as a .M4v file, which can be watched using these programs.
Promote your iMovie and Yourself
Check out some Alternatives to YouTube:
- Vimeo: They have a helpful video on Exporting to Upload for Vimeo with iMovie ’08 & ’09
- Internet Archive: This site supports Creative Commons licensing and is generally awesome in its drive to build a digital library of Internet sites and other cultural artifacts in digital form. Like a paper library, they provide free access to researchers, historians, scholars, and the general public.
- Blip.tv: For serious video makers only (or perhaps the seriously unserious?). Blip.tv publishes original creative series works. You have to submit your series for publication consideration.
- Veoh: Feeling restricted by YouTube’s entry level length limits? Veoh doesn’t have ’em!
- Metacafe: If your video gets over 20,000 views, they pay you! Awesome. There is a limit of ten minutes on any upload.