What is MovieMaker?• MovieMaker is a program that lets you create and edit your own movies.• You can do this using pictures, video and audio.• You can add special effects and transitions to make your movie really stand out.
So, How Do I Begin?• First, create a folder where you can keep all of your files relating to the project.• It is very important to keep EVERYTHING (pictures, video and audio) within this folder.
So, How Do I Begin?• Next, you will open a new project in MovieMaker• Go ahead and save your project in your folder or on a flash drive
Filming Your Movie• You can use just about any device to film: – DV Cameras – FLIP and Kodak Cameras – Digital cameras with recording capabilities (available in the media center) – Web cameras
Tips for Filming Your Movie Background. If possible, use a still background when recording video. If you need to record against a moving background, try reducing the depth of field to help reduce the amount of detail in the background. To reduce the depth of field and make the background go out of focus, use a lower level of light and move the subject closer to the lens, or move the subject farther away from the lens and use a telephoto lens to zoom in. Lighting. Provide adequate lighting; use soft light, diffuse light, and consistent light levels. A certain amount of contrast is necessary for lighting a subject, but avoid direct high-contrast lighting. For example, when recording a face lit by strong sunlight from the side, the facial features in the shadow can be lost on video. Clothing. Have your subjects wear clothing colors that complement their skin tone and are sufficiently different from the background and other overlapping objects. Avoid bright colors, which tend to bleed or spread outside an object, and stripes, which may create moiré patterns, especially when the subject is moving slowly. Tripod. When possible, use a tripod when recording video. A tripod will help to keep the video camera still and improve the overall quality of the recorded video. This prevents your recorded video from being jittery and improves the source material that you plan to use in your movies.
Tips for Better Audio Try to eliminate ambient noise: – Soften hard surfaces by hanging curtains or tapestries on the walls. Large rugs make excellent sound dampeners. – Turn off computers, fans, and other machines in the room. If you can, also turn off the heating or air conditioning system. – Use an interior room that is isolated from street noise. If you use a microphone, point the microphone facing out toward the speaker. Take care not to bump the microphone against objects or clothing.
Movie Task PaneCapture Video. Provides options to begin making a movie, such as capturing video andimporting existing video, pictures, or audio.Edit Movie. Provides options for making a movie, such as viewing existing video, pictures,audio, video effects, or adding movie titles and credits. You can also start AutoMovie tobegin making a movie automatically.Finish Movie. Provides options for saving your final movie, such as to your computer, to arecordable CD, to send as an attachment in an e-mail message, to the Web, or to a tape ina DV camera.Movie Making Tips. Provides help for completing common tasks in Windows MovieMaker.
Collection PaneThis is the place where yourclips are stored as you’reworking on your movie. Theycan be audio, video or images.
StoryboardThis is where you canarrange the sequenceof your movie – simply drag & drop from the collection pane to here.
Storyboard TimelineThis is where you canarrangethis to review or Use the sequence modify the timing ofof your movie – simply drag &in your movie. To clips drop from the collection pane to the trim any clip, grab trim handles. here.
OK, I’ve filmed my movie…now what? You need to download your video files from your device to the computer. Be sure to save them in your project folder!! Start by importing the files from the Movie Tasks pane. Once you have imported all of your video clips, then you simply drag and drop into the storyboard pane. If you have additional audio like music files that you would like to add, you must switch to the timeline view to add them.
Add Special Effects, Transitions and Titles From the Edit Movie option in the Movie Tasks pane, add effects like Sepia, Watercolor and Fading In Change the transition effects if desired Add text, titles or credits to your clips Use the timeline pane to get your timing right Remember that less is more when it comes to effects
The Final Cut… This last step is very important…when you are donewith your movie, make sure you complete the last step As you’ve been working on your movie, you’ve beenworking in a project file. If you simply save your file whenyou’re done, you have missed the crucial last step IT IS VERY IMPORTANT that you save your file as aMOVIE…this will collect all of your files (the video, audioand project files) into one movie file. You can do this one of 2 ways
Be Aware… Of copyright and legal issueswhen looking online for audio orvideo clips When in doubt, use music that youown (from iTunes or your CDcollection)
Now it’s your turn… From your My Computer folder, find theP drive. Look for the folder “Media Resources” There are a variety of both audio andvideo clips for you to use. Open these files, save them to yourcomputer (remember to put everything inone folder!) and make a mini-movie. Be creative!
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