Start by purchasing iMovie from the App Store. ($4.99)

Note: iMovie for the iPad is not an advanced editing tool.
It will allow you to perform basic video editing tasks, like cutting out the pieces of video you don’t want, piecing everything together, adding photos, transitions, background music and voice-over recordings. All in All, it is a very nice app but if you are expecting everything a desktop movie editor will do, you may be disappointed.

Help is always available from the opening screen by clicking on the question mark.

Find out how to:
- set and change your theme.
- add music including your own music.
- apply the Ken Burns effect.
- share your new movie.
- add your location to a theme.
- change the transition.
- change the length of the transition.
- change the length of time a photo is shown.
- reorder your clips.

With that in mind, lets get started..
  1. Tap the iMovie app icon on the Home screen.
    iMovie opens.
  1. A new movie project opens. Any videos you've taken are displayed as thumbnails in the top-left corner of the screen.
  2. On the screen that appears, tap the New button (Plus Sign).
  3. Double-tap a video to open it from your available camera clips.
Imovie Main Screen with Labels
Imovie Main Screen with Labels
  • If you want to create a slideshow with still photos rather than video, tap the Camera button and your stored photos are listed instead.
  • To undo any action, tap the Undo button.Tap the storyboard to scroll through your video frames.

  1. Wherever the red line sits is called the playhead and it is where your next action, such as playing the video or adding a transition, or splitting the video clip begins.
  2. To add one video to the end of another, double-tap another clip in the list of media.
    The clip appears to the right of the first one in the storyboard.
  3. If you would like to bring in only a portion of the video clip, tap and hold until the yellow handles appear
  4. If you want to add music to your videos, tap the Music button and tap a music option.
  5. The option of sound effects, music in your iPod library, or theme music becomes available. You can also drag the item to the timeline to make it a background track or associate it with a specific clip.

    You can tap the Settings button to open a menu that lets you adjust settings for playing theme music, looping the music to play continuously, and using a special effect to fade your movie in or out at the beginning and end.
  6. To record an audio narration, scroll to the point in the movie where you want it to be heard and then
    1. Tap the Microphone button.
    2. Tap the Record button, wait for the countdown to complete, and then record.
    3. When you're done recording, tap Stop.
    4. Tap Review to hear your recording or Discard or Retake if you're not completely happy with it. Click Accept to save the recording when you're done.
  7. You can edit the transitions between clips by tapping them and selecting the duration and type of transition you would like.
    and you can rearrange and cut segments out of clips. by tapping and dragging or by tapping to select and dragging your finger up the pink line to split the selected clip.

Play around with the app to see the possibilities using photos from your iPhoto library and the Ken Burns effect by selecting start and end points for the movement of your picture.
Now add a location to your Movie

Add Titles to your movie by double tapping on a clip on the timeline and selecting Opening, Middle or Ending.

Finally you will want to share you iMovie creation in a number of ways from email to youtube to back to your computer through iTunes.
All from the main screen of imovie

or just sit back and enjoy your movie from the opening screen of imovie