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Lion King in 5 Seconds

Hiya! The 5-Second Film (5 stars) was a lot of fun! It was tough though to get all of the footage in in 5-seconds. I wanted to add maybe a good 20 seconds of footage but I had to scale back. So I settled on 0.5 seconds clips for the whole time. When deciding what to use I tried to stick with most of the plot. So I went to YouTube and searched for the best moments in the Lion King and I literally took the first 3 videos that were in the search results I converted them into ClipConverter, then imported them into iMovie.

I went through and added just a small snippet of the videos to the storyboard. Once that was done I muted the clips. I searched for the Circle of Life song on YouTube and converted this song to an mp3 to use as the background song. Once I added the song to the filmstrip I then exported the file and uploaded it to YouTube!

I think it turned out really well! I really enjoyed going back and looking at the Lion King while deciding what to use for this assignment. Here is the final product!


Meredith Fierro


  1. Jess Reingold
    November 12, 2014 at 2:32 pm

    Whoa. What a movie to tackle for this but you did a fantastic job!! You literally got almost every major plot point into those 5 seconds!! Great job!

  2. Jim Groom
    November 12, 2014 at 5:03 pm

    This came out so brilliantly! It’s amazing how much information you can convey in five short seconds.

  3. Lauren Brumfield
    November 12, 2014 at 11:36 pm

    This is wonderful! I was worried the .5 second clips were going to make it too blurry to understand, but the clips you chose were simple enough that it really worked. Great job!

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