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How to: Shoot, edit and score a film using just your iPad

Nothing will hone your iPad skills quite like rising to a creative challenge. I wanted to get a better understanding of GarageBand's new Smart Strings section, plus I still felt that there was more to explore with the new iPad's camera.

With the in mind, I decided to shoot, edit and score a short film about a pleasant subtropical garden that's not too far from me. Abbotsbury Gardens is lovely this time of year, I knew that there would be lots of colour on show and that all the extra pixels of the new iPad, both in the display and the camera, would help me get those macro flower shots just right.

Smart Strings iPad GarageBand Tutorial

Smart Strings turned out to be extremely powerful, deceptively so in fact. Getting just the right expression of each note was tricky at first, but once I realised that there are three ways of playing the instruments using the onscreen controls, things began to fall into place. For example, when playing chords, you can either tap to play pizzicato, swipe up and down to bow slowly, or quickly swipe to get a chord with much more attack, it's genuinely ingenious.

Why not set yourself a challenge over the weekend. Shoot, edit and score your own movie - perhaps just some footage of your favourite local spot - you'll be surprised how quickly it all comes together. When you're finished, be sure to let us know and we'll share your film with our readers.

App Store Links: iMovie and GarageBand

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Downloaded iMovie yesterday - the day was gone for me)))) Played around with it for several hours in a row! Funny app to feel yourself a film director

June 15, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterGeraldo Clarckson

Fab stuff! Some ace shots there (especially liked the pick flower in front of tree shadows :) ) and the gardens looked a lot of fun.

This weekend my creative challenge is to get some sleep! :) Has been hectic the past few weeks :)

After that have a couple of pics planend, just need to recharge and sleeep for once :)

June 15, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKercal

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