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Designing a DVD > Organizing Your DVD - Pg. 145

iDVD: The Power of a Movie Production House in Your Mac 145 Creating an iDVD Project Armed with your DVD planning document, you are ready to jump in to iDVD and create your DVD. Create a New iDVD Project 1. 2. 3. Launch iDVD. Choose File, New Project. Name your project, choose a location in which to save it, and click Save. You can name your project anything you'd like because the name you choose won't appear when the DVD is played (names of individual menus on the DVD do appear). Where you save your project is an important consideration. The files that iDVD creates (and which you will put on DVD) can be quite large for a DVD with a significant amount of content on it. Make sure that the disk on which you store your project has plenty of room. Typically, you will need several GBs of disk space for the project folder that iDVD creates. While the specific amount of disk space you will need depends upon your content, you shouldn't try to store an iDVD project on a disk with less than 3-4GB available. This does not include the space that is required to store your content files; this space is for the rendered versions of your content that iDVD creates when it prepares a DVD. Organizing Your DVD After you have created a new project, an empty menu window will appear--this menu will have one of iDVD's default themes applied to it, but it won't contain any content (see Figure 5.8). If the theme for that menu includes motion, it will begin to play. Because this can be distracting, click the Motion