My iMovie Debut

Apple's flagship digital video-editing tool is easy to operate--unless you're trying to win an Oscar

It was impossible to spend millennium eve in Times Square without wanting to make a movie of it. How often are you going to get 2 million extras--not to mention more cops than an episode of NYPD Blue--to assemble for free? Having landed an assignment to be one of the guys who dropped confetti at midnight from the roofs along Broadway, I couldn't resist bringing a digital camcorder along for the ride. Neither could my friend Bill, a reporter at the New York Daily News, who was working the crowds with digicam in hand. I figured our combined footage--half shot from...

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