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Building the Movie > Building the Movie - Pg. 138

The Movie Track: Your Storyboard · You can also drag clips from the Movie Track back onto the Clips pane. You can take advantage of this feature whenever you decide that a sequence of clips isn't quite working, and you're going to postpone placing them into the movie. · In the Movie Track, you can rearrange clips by dragging their icons horizontally. (Yes, this even works in the Timeline Viewer; see Figure 5-9.) Once again, iMovie makes room between existing clips when your cursor passes between them. · In the Timeline Viewer, when you drag a clip directly to the right, iMovie leaves an empty gap. This is your opportunity to create a pure black clip (or, in fact, a clip of any solid color), as described on page 140. · You don't have to drag one clip at a time; it's often more effcient to drag several clips simultaneously. Page 120 describes the various ways you can select several clips (like drag-selecting them or c-clicking to select nonadjacent ones). For example, you might arrange several clips on your Clips pane into a mini-sequence that you then drop into your Movie Track as a unit. Tip: As you're building your flm on the Movie Track, think in terms of sequences of shots. By Shift-clicking, you can select, say, six or seven clips that constitute one fnished sequence, and drag the selection (or cut and paste it) into a new location in the Movie Track to suit your artistic intentions.