Producing A Video On iPad

Among several projects I’m kicking around is a YouTube channel sharing apps I like and other things relevant to computing platforms. Today, I published my first video on the channel.

It was very spur-of-the-moment. I was checking out watchOS 3—which I wasn't able to try as a public beta unlike iOS 10—and began composing a tweet about the app launch speed improvements in the update. I thought about attaching a video to the tweet, so I pulled up the camera on my iPad Pro that was propped up in front of me.

I took a few takes of me jumping around apps on my Apple Watch until I was satisfied with the composition. When I played back the video, I didn't like the background noise that had been picked up. So, I popped into iMovie and silenced the video. Flicking through the audio options, I picked a pleasant background score and edited it to fade out toward the end of the video.

As I exported the video to my camera roll, I thought I might as well upload it to the aforementioned channel. The result is here to watch.

The entire process took less than 30 minutes from start to finish. This speed and simplicity is one of the things I love about working on iOS.