Currently Being ModeratedNov 21, 2010 5:30 AM (in response to John Over)So far (iMovie 08, 09, 11) Apple has not allowed third party transitions or themes.
If you had Final Cut Studio, it includes Motion so you can build your own motion graphics. It takes some time to learn, and requires a great deal of knowledge and skill. (More than I have).
I bought a motion graphics package as part of a MacHeist Bundle several years ago, but I have not played with it much. It let's you do some motion graphics. It is called [Kinemac.|http://www.kinemac.com/gallery/index.html] With a tool like this, you would create your graphics. Then export them as Apple Intermediate Codec. Then import them into iMovie for use there.iMac 24 2.8Ghz, iPhone, TV, Mac OS X (10.6.5), Panasonic HDC-SD5 iMovie 11
Currently Being ModeratedDec 15, 2012 2:32 PM (in response to John Over)
Hi John. You can easily add a font from a service like this one http://www.dafont.com/search.php?q=disney which you can substitute in any scene, or text over the scene. Good luck!
Currently Being ModeratedDec 16, 2012 1:52 AM (in response to John Over)
John Over wrote:
… would love to add in some Disney Themed transitions. …
as Appleman already stated - the actual iM11 doesn't support installation of 3rd party plugins, themes etc (give Apple an 'enhancement request' here http://www.apple.com/feedback/imovie.html … iM's Big Brother FCPX allows plugins ... looking forward to iM13 )
a 'theme' is nothing more than some 'ready mades' - why not made 'em your own?
a few suggestions:
Disney Style Title
sites as dafont.com etc offer 'tons' of Disney style fonts.
I found for example a font called 'Walter'.
install that font, apply any title in iM and in the Title Options,
select System Fonts:
apply outline, drop shadow, color, size … you like.
Disney Style From-here-to-there
get a picture of the park's map
(prepare pic e.g. in Preview.app by applying text "next day", "hours later", "fuuuun!" etc etc)
drag jpg into your iM Project
use the Ken Burns to demo 'from here to there'
Disney Style Transition
… ok, this is more a kind of 'dirty trick'.
Look, two clips, a transitions. Aaaand …
… a bit of Disney-like fairy dust:
in the list of Titles, there's one Fairy Dust.
I applied that to the very end of clip#1
dragged it across the transition
and titled " "
(=nix, nada, zil)
so, I do have some nice glitter across my transition!
Disney Style Subs
Finally, the famous 'transparent png'-trick allows creation of your very own styled 'titles (=pic-in-pic)
trick is described e.g. on my website
(not really beautiful, but meant just as an illustration of options)
one LEGAL advice:
be careful with publishing other people's intellectual property!
(as I do here … )
e.g. you can grab that 'Disney Castle' opener and apply to your own project.
but I wouldn't publish the result to the world on YouTube etc.
… a flock of Disney advocats can start to chase you …
What you show your family in your house hasn't to care anybody.
My 'hint' is just about 'publishing'.
Happy Movie Making!