MOVIE MAKER IN THE CLASSROOM A workshop plan sponsored by: The Techy Teachers MEDT 7464 Dr. Baylen
Start Time: 5:30 PM
Setting: Whole group session
Topics: 1) check workshop computers and images, etc. participants brought (completed by 5:40)
2) Walkthrough demonstration that includes:
Importing images, video clips, and sound clips.
Applying various effects and transitions available in the program.
Publishing a movie
First, launch Movie Maker (Start > All Programs> Windows Movie Maker).
Use the Movie Task List to select the capture option to capture video from your camera of choice (Flip Camera, Digital Camera, Camcorder, eeePC).
You can also use the Import Video option to import video clips already on your hard drive or to import pictures.
It’s very important that all the files used to create your movie project are all stored in one project folder you’ve created. (For example, save all music, pictures, and video you’ll be using in the same place rather than scattered about in My Music, My Pictures, My Videos, etc.)
TRANSITIONS and EFFECTS
Switch back to Storyboard mode by clicking the "Show Storyboard" button above the Timeline.
To display a set of transitions to select from, choose “View video transitions” from the Movie Tasks pane. See the smaller boxes that look a bit like semaphore flags between the boxes with the video clips? That’s where you’ll drop your transitions.
Select the transition you want to use and drag and drop it onto the semaphore flag between two clips.
To display the Video Effects palette, choose “View video effects” from the Movie Tasks pane. See the little box on each of your clips that has a star? That’s where you’ll drop your chosen effect.
Now, take one the clips you want to use and drag it to one of the boxes on the Storyboard.
Keep doing this until you have all the clips on the Storyboard that you’d like to use.
You can move the clips around in the Storyboard until you have a good sequence.
Now, to adjust the timing of the clips, switch to Timeline Mode by clicking on the "Show Timeline" button just above the Storyboard.
You can use the Clip menu at the top of the screen to set start and end points for the clip or you can just click and drag the front or end of the clip to set the start or end point.
TITLE AND CREDIT SLIDES
To create your titles and credits, choose “Make titles or credits” from the Movie Tasks pane.
Choose from a menu of possibilities the type of title or text you are creating. Then get to work and type it, just like you would in a word processor.
To select a different way for the title to behave choose “Change the title animation” and select something else.
To change the font, the font size, the font color, etc., select, “Change the text font and color.”
Click "Done, add title to movie" when you're ready.
Select "Save to my computer" from the Movie Tasks area and then select a folder. From the drop down list of possibilities, select:
"Video for broadband"
"Video for ISDN"
"Video for dial-up access"
Of course, you can also "burn" your movie to a CD or DVD
T o add music or a narration track, choose “Import audio or music” from the Movie Tasks pane.
To add a narration track, you’ll need to find or create a blank space in the audio track in Timeline mode (click “Show Timeline”) and then select Tools > Narrate Timeline.
Right-click on any audio clip—including the audio tracks of any of your video clips—and adjust volume, create a fade in/fade out effect, or even entirely mute the audio.
Capture video on clips
Plug Flip USB into computer
Run ‘Flip Share’ application
In top menu click “Share online’- ‘Other’
Follow step-by-step instructions (name folder if desired)
Wait for computer to create the .wmv files (you will be notified but will not ‘see’ anything happening)
Folder will appear on Desktop with .wmv file(s)
Open Moviemaker- import video- Choose newly created.wmv’s in the folder you saved.
Ready to edit
FLIP CAMERAS to MOVIEMAKER
Start Time: 6:10 PM
Setting: Whole group session
Topic: How to apply the technology to curriculum
Examples of brief movies will be shared in the following content areas. Participants will have a brief period of Q&A on how the movie was constructed.
English Language Arts
Start Time: 6:30 PM
Setting: Divide into groups of 3 participants per 1 computer
Topic: Let’s make a movie!
Use the website provided on your handout for sources of images videos, and sound clips if you didn’t bring your own or need something additional.
Take this opportunity to insert images, videos, and sound clips into your group’s digital storytelling example.