Then get Apple Motion. It's a one-time purchase (50 bucks?) and it's a lot easier to learn. And you wouldn't have to pay monthly rent for After Effects.
While you're at it, get FCPX -- it works like iMovie, it too is a one-time purchase, and it has a LOT more capabilities than iMovie. Much better application, even though I personally hate it. That magnetic timeline stuff is just too flippin' weird.... but you're already using it with iMovie, so that's no big deal for you.
In other words, steer clear of Adobe stuff. Stick with Apple stuff.
Thanks for the interesting suggestion! I will check them out today! BTW - are you saying get both Apple Motion & FCPX? or is: one - or the other?
ARGH! Apple motion doesn't support EPS! That's how I create my work - sothat won't work. Too bad, so sad. BTW, Dave - I have AE CS 6 so no need for CC fees - but again - I've found the program to be such a bear to learn and then if you don't use it regularly (I use it intermittently) It's hard to really "get it" for me.
AE CS6.... cool. If you have ALL of CS6, there's no need for that God-Awful iMovie -- it's for consumers, and it can't work with any really good Quicktime codecs. Premiere can do the trick for you. And I wouldn't go messing with the OS on your Mac if things are working well right now. Personally, I'm revolted by FCPX. But you may like it since you work in iMovie. It's something like 300 bucks.
I'm pretty sure you can find AE tutorials on doing Ken Burns-type stuff just by googling the following: "Ken Burns" AND "After Effects"
It isn't tough at all, but if you don't do it often, I can appreciate the pain of AE. Hope you can tough it out.