Wondershare Filmora
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Movie Maker for Mac: How to Make a Movie on Mac

If you want to share a collection of pictures and videos on your Mac with others, make them into a personalized movie. Although you have iMovie, you may find it’s hard to use. If you are looking for a Windows movie maker style video maker for Mac , then Filmora is one of the best alternatives that you can use on Mac. So, to help you make a movie in Mac easily and quickly, I will show you how to use - filmora movie maker for Mac to make a video on Mac. Filmora video editor has a user-friendly and intuitive interface as well as plentiful features. This software enables you to create custom movies with pictures, music and effects. You can then watch the movie on your computer, share with friends or family members, post it on a social networking site or burn it to a DVD. Now check out the steps below to see how to make a movie with windows movie maker alternative in Mac.

Note: we know that there are many movie makers or video editing software you can use on Mac, from Apple’s built-in iMovie movie maker for beginners to its professional video editing software Final Cut Pro, as well as many 3rd party video editing software including the big name Adobe Premiere Pro CC, Lightworks, and DaVinci Resolve. To save your time, we will only describe Filmora for Mac movie maker in this article based on its interface, features, usability and pricing factors. If you are looking for a free movie maker for Mac without watermark, you can check our picks about Free video editing software without watermarks for Mac in 2018.

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How to make a movie on Mac [Step by Step tutorial]

1. Import video/photo/music files to the program

Install and run Filmroa for Mac. Then click “File”> “Add Files” or directly drag and drop your video, photo or music files to the corresponding tracks. You can also use a media browser to get files from your iTunes library, iMovie, ect.. Or directly drag and drop files to the program. Recording video is also available in Filmora. You can either use a video capture device or the built-in iSight.

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For the detailed information about How to import media files to Filmora for Mac, check our Import your media files guide here .

2. Start making your movie

Now it's time to take your movie to the next level by adding personalizing and special touches, such as intro/credit, transitions and effects.

Intro/credit: just like you see in movie theaters and on DVDs, you may want to add intro at the beginning of your movie that tells people a little bit about your movie, and add credits at the end to tell the world who created and starred in it. Filmora for Mac allows you to caption with more than 200 titles and text styles with or without animation. To do this, just switch to the Intro/Credit tab and drag the effects to the place where you want it appear. Then double click and go to “Title” to enter your words or change the Font, Size and Color of the texts.

 Filmora titles and texts

Transition: You can also add transitions between video and audio clips to make your movie more professional. Just go to the Transition tab and choose from 60+ transition effects.


Filters: create stylish video with stunning filters like camera shake, faux film, material, sepia tone and Instagram-like.

 Filmora filters

Effects: add special effects to videos and pictures on the storyboard will make your movie nicer. To add effects, click the “Power Tool” button in the tool bar to apply effects such as Tilt-Shift, Mosaic and Face off. You can also composite a green screen video , slow down or fast forward video speed, or play video clips in reverse.

3. Preview and share your movie

When you’re done, save your own movie and share with others. To do so, hit “Export” and select an output method. For your convenience, you can directly upload your shows to YouTube or Vimeo, burn to DVD, or watch on iPod, iPhone, iPad and another mobile devices. Filmora for Mac also allows you to save the edited video footage to different video formats in different frame rate, bit rate or resolution.

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Above are the brief introduction of how to make movie videos with Filmora for Mac video editor. Besides the regular video editing features and video effects, you can also try some cool VFX in Filmora effects store, which covering music, lifestyle, fitness, education, beauty and fashion, gaming, and more. Below is an introduction video about the Blockbuster effects in Filmora Effects Store. Download and try it now.

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