Imovie 08 - Slow motion effect

I have looked through the video and PDF tutorials and cannot see how to put my clips into slow motion. This is addressed in the tutorials for earlier IMovie editions (i.e, Lesson 4 - Motion Effects), but I can't find anything in the video tutorial that addresses this for 08. Clicking and dragging the clip's duration doesn't work.

the actual version of iM08 has no effects anymore..
for 'elaborated' projects, use iMHD6, you get it as iM08-owner for free here:
or, for excellent slow-mo, use a free 3rd party app, discribed on my site:
or, if you want 'serious' movie making, consider the purchase of FCE4 ..

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