Create Your Own Lyric Video: A Simple Guide for iMovie

Your next lyric video masterpiece awaits

Create Your Own Lyric Video: A Simple Guide for iMovie

Note: This guide is for MacOS

Music lovers, rejoice! Gone are the days of needing fancy software to create stunning lyric videos. With iMovie, a free and user-friendly app on Apple devices, anyone can transform their favorite song's lyrics into captivating visuals. Whether you're a musician wanting to promote your work, a social media enthusiast seeking engaging content, or simply a music devotee yearning to express your love visually, iMovie empowers you to tell a story, connect with your audience, and unleash your creativity. Get ready to bring your favorite songs to life – your next viral lyric video masterpiece awaits!

Before You Dive In

You need to prepare the following:

  • 1. Audio file
    You can find any existing one, or record yourself, or generate by AI.
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  • 2. Lyric video looping background
    You can search your favorites online, such as YouTube. For example:
No Copyright, Copyright Free, Free To Use, Video Background, Motion Background, Green Screen, Stock Footage, Motion Graphics, Animated Background, Green Screen Background, Green Screen Video, YouTube Background, No Copyright Video, Copyright Free Video, Free To Use Video ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ Our videos can be used by any YouTube user in their monetized content which is safe from any copyright infringement. Want to use our videos? Please put this in your video description: ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ Motion Graphics provided by YouTube Channel: ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬
  • 3. Lyrics
    Personally I think Genius is a pretty good choice.
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iMovie Hands-on

  • Create a new movie in iMovie
  • Import the audio and video background. Adjust their length to the same.
import audio and video
  • Go to Titles, select and drag a title that can indicate the name of artist, song, etc
main title
  • You may want to zoom in a little bit in this step. Select another style of title, which only contains a single type of font. Drag it to the track, replace the context with lyrics, adjust its length. Repeat for each line of your lyrics.
add lyrics line by line
  • That’s it. For a 3-minute song, it only took me no more than 10 minutes to edit. The final iMovie project looks like this:
all lyrics are added
  • Export (share) your movie. It’s suggested to export a higher resolution & quality for future sharing.
export as file


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