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How to Make Album Art Music Videos in iMovie

Create Engaging Album Art Videos for Your Tracks (Mac Users)

In this post, we’ll delve into creating simple yet effective album art videos for your music tracks. These visuals are perfect for uploading to YouTube, Facebook, and other platforms.

Why Use Album Art Videos?

Spruce up your online presence and breathe new life into your music with album art videos! They’re a fantastic way to:

  • Fill the Void: Perhaps you have music readily available online, but lack corresponding visuals. Album art videos offer a quick solution.
  • Increase Engagement: Eye-catching visuals on platforms like YouTube can grab attention and keep viewers engaged with your music.

Getting Started with iMovie (Mac)

If you own a Mac, iMovie is a free and user-friendly tool for creating album art videos. Here’s a step-by-step guide:

  1. Open iMovie: Launch iMovie and select “Create” –> “Movie” from the project tab.
  2. Import Media: Click the “Import Media” button and locate your album artwork and music track. You can also drag and drop them into the iMovie window.
  3. Build Your Timeline: Drag the album artwork and music track onto the timeline. The artwork should appear above the music track.
  4. Adjust Artwork Duration: Ensure the artwork displays for the entire song’s duration. Click on the artwork in the timeline and drag the right edge to stretch it to the end of the music track.
  5. Export Your Video: Click the “Share” button and choose “File.” Rename your video to match your track title and select a save location.

Alternative Options:

  • iMovie for iPhone: The iMovie app for iPhone allows you to create album art videos on the go!
  • Windows Movie Maker (Windows): For Windows users, consider downloading Windows Movie Maker (a separate download now). The process is similar to using iMovie.

Stay Tuned!

This video focused on creating album art videos with iMovie on Mac. In the future, I’ll explore using Windows Movie Maker and creating these videos on iPhone.