HOW TO Make a Speedpaint on a Mac Computer | iMovie Tutorial


Hi everyone, I’m Muse, and today I’m
giving a quick tutorial on how to make a simple speed paint on Mac OS using free
resources and software that is already available on Mac computers. If you’re
already familiar with screen recording or record your traditional art process
using a different method please skip to the timestamp shown in the video to go
to the editing portion of this tutorial. First, you need to be able to record your
screen. There are tons of third-party screen recording software out there but
not a lot of them play nice with Macs, so the two that I recommend are QuickTime,
which is likely already on your Mac under Applications, or to download OBS
which we will get to in a moment. For QuickTime, all you need to do is open it
up, click on File, and then New Screen Recording, and a new window with a red
record button will appear. There’s a little arrow next to it that lets you
select a mic if you’re using something other than the built-in mic on your Mac,
and at the bottom there’s an option to Show Mouse Clicks in Recording, which
is an effect you’ve probably seen if you’ve watched any Mac tutorial on YouTube. Now
you know how they do that. After that, all you have to do is click the red button
and QuickTime will record your entire screen. If this is all you need then you
are set, but if you want some more options, then I recommend that you try out
OBS, which is short for Open Broadcast Software. It is completely free to
download and use, and I use it for speedpaints, streaming, and making this
video. To set up screen recording on OBS, you want to click the plus button below
Scenes, and then that same button again under Sources and select Display Capture.
you may have to resize the capture under Transform, but once it looks the way you
want, you can click Start Recording and OBS will capture your screen for you.
There are a ton of things in OBS that you can use to customize your recording,
so I highly recommend checking out their Mac forums and other tutorial videos, but
for the purposes of speed painting I’m going to warn you away from the Window
Capture option, as for whatever reason it does not play nice on Macs.
Display Capture is the one that you want, trust me. So now that you have your
recording, what are you going to do with it? You’re going to edit it. In iMovie! I’m
using iMovie version 10.1, and it is running on a Macbook using Mac OS Mojave.
I’ve been using this method in iMovie since the start of my channel in 2016, so
unless you’re using a very old version of iMovie, and by old I mean a decade or
older, this method should also work for your version. When you open iMovie, you
will be greeted by a screen that will show all of your past movie editing projects,
as well as a big plus button labeled Create New. We’re going to click that
button and select Movie to start. This brings you to the main editor in iMovie.
If you’ve never uploaded any clips to iMovie before, or are starting completely
from scratch, you’ll see a big arrow with the words Import Media next to the
preview window. This is where you will upload your footage, screen captures,
stream recording, whatever raw footage you are using to create your speedpaint.
You can click on the arrow, which will bring up a drop-down menu of your whole
hard drive, which I will not show in a public video for obvious personal
security reasons, and also because I am the kind of person who throws all their
videos into one file and organizes nothing. So I prefer to drag and drop my
video files directly into the editor. There, now we have our footage. The same
upload process applies to your music or voiceover files. iMovie also has the
option to search and select the music that you want to use under the Audio tab.
As a side note please make sure that you are not using copyrighted music. I
recommend Kevin MacLeod’s music, which is a great source of royalty free tracks or
to search in the YouTube music library which is also helpful because YouTube
puts the credits for the music right there for you to copy so that the
hard-working musicians are credited and no one gets a strike! Everybody’s happy.
Now that we have our audio and visuals it’s time for the editing. You’re going
to drag the footage that you want to use down into the bottom half of the screen
which is called the timeline. If there is part of your footage that you don’t want
to use, you can select your clip and grab the yellow handlebars on each side to
select the parts you want and then press W to add it into your project. Your audio
will go below your footage and attach itself to the clips on the
time line. The green line connecting the two indicates where the audio will start.
If you delete the video clip this will also delete the audio attached to it so
be careful. It is also possible to drag your audio down further on the editor so
that is not attached to a clip, and I usually use this for background music
that’s looping throughout the video. Above the preview window, there are a ton
of tools that you can use to customize your footage, but the one that we’re
going to focus on today is third from the right and looks like a speedometer.
This is the tool that puts the speed in your speedpaint. When you click on the tool,
a number of options open up right above the preview window. Next to Speed, there
is a drop down menu where you can choose to have your footage play at a normal
speed, slow, fast, freeze-frame, and custom. When I first started making speed paints
in iMovie, my gut feeling was just to click Fast and then choose one of the
increments and call it a day. However this is an extremely imprecise
way to edit your footage if you’re trying to stay inside a certain time
limit for your video, and is why I far prefer the Custom solution. Custom allows
you to put in a percentage value that can be adjusted far more easily than
trying to fit your project into the preset options under Fast. Instead of
twice as fast, how about three and a quarter times as fast? Or ten times as
fast? You can also use Custom to slow down certain clips that you want your
viewer to focus on, such as your line art or the coloring. You can even tweak the
speed of clips down to a single percentage point so that the speed paint
ends when your music does. Custom allows a lot more flexibility that is extremely
helpful for creating speed paint videos. Now that your footage is sped up to your
liking, you can use the Titles tab to introduce your speed paint. Titles
attach to your footage similarly to audio, but will appear above your clip
instead of below. After you attach your title, the preview window will open up a
text editor that will let you customize the title’s appearance. If you have multiple
clips that skip across time or large sections of work, consider adding some
transitions. They can be easily added by dragging and dropping them between clips.
Finally, consider adding your completed image at the very end of your video so
that your audience can admire the final result of your work. You can upload your
picture to iMovie the same way you uploaded your footage, importing it
through the menu or dragging and dropping it into the editor. Afterwards
you can drag it down into the timeline and add it to your video.
There’s a ton of other little tools and edits in iMovie that you can use to make
your speedpaints uniquely yours so I recommend experimenting in iMovie to
find an editing style that’s all yours. When you’re happy with your video, you
can export it by clicking the share button in the upper right corner. Keep in
mind it may take your computer a bit of time to render your video especially if
you’re exporting it in high quality. Speeding up footage without creating
artifacts on your video takes a lot of processing power, so trust your Mac to do
its job and leave it alone for a bit while it’s exporting. This will speed up
your rendering time. And those are the basic steps to make a speedpaint on Mac
using free or already available software. If you have any further questions please
leave a comment below, and I would also like to know if you’re going to use the
information in this tutorial to make your own speedpaint videos. I hope that
this video was helpful for you and once again I am Muse, and on this channel I
share thoughts about my art process, my journey in learning how to make digital
art and comics, and also create tutorials like this one. Please feel free to check
out any of those videos as well, as my Twitter and Instagram, which are linked
below. Thank you so much for watching and until next time, bye!

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