One of the fun things at the end of process for my Generi vs Photos animation was using iMovie to bring it together. I am looking forward to learning FinalCutPro in a few weeks, but it was was to see what Apple give us all with the iLife suite.
The software definitely has its oddities and it causes me plenty of frustration each time I try to do something non-standard. So then I need to make the mental shift and work with it the way it demands and things go much smoother then.
Here is a shot of the app in action - pretty interface it is too: