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 and audio) within this folder.• You will collect all of your files FIRST before you begin building your movie.
So, How Do I Begin?• Next, you will open a new project in MovieMaker• From the Start menu, go to All Programs and then search for Windows Movie Maker• Go ahead and save your project in your folder or on a flash drive
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 existingvideo, pictures, audio, video effects, or adding movie titles and credits. You can also startAutoMovie to begin 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.
Tips to Remember• The storyboard view only allows you see the images in your movie. Switch to timeline view to see all of your images plus audio and transitions!• Only certain files can be imported into MovieMaker. A list of them are on the next slide.
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 forimages, audio or video clips Use the LibGuide to collect yourimages and sounds Of not saving your movie correctly.Once you are completely finishedand do not need to make any moreedits, then you may save your moviefile.
Now it’s your turn… From your My Computer folder, find the :Pdrive. Look for the folder “Media Resources” There are a variety of both audio and videoclips for you to use. Open these files, save them to yourcomputer (remember to put everything in onefolder!) and make a mini-movie. Be creative!
Want to Access This Presentation?• Go the PCHS home page• Click on the Media Center tab• Select the Guides and Pathfinders page• In the green LibGuides box, scroll until you find the Poetry Alive link. This will take you to the LibGuide with all of the tools to create an awesome digital poem!