How To Use Movie Maker


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How To Use Movie Maker

  1. 1. Tricia Duell 610:513 Summer 2010
  2. 2. Getting Started Locate all of the pictures and/or video files on your hard drive that you would like to make into a movie. You may want to place them in one folder for your project. Don’t move them to a new location after you have started your project. Know where your music files are located on your hard drive – you probably will not want to move them into a new folder (music programs such as iTunes or Rhapsody will need them to be in a particular spot to work)
  3. 3. File Formats Compatible with Movie Maker: Movie Maker can read all of the following formats: Video Files: .asf, .avi, dvr-ms, .m1v, .mp2, .mp2v, .mpe, .mpeg, .mpg, .mpv2, .wm and .wmv Audio files: .aif, aifc, .aiff, .asf, .au, .mp2, .mp3, .mpa, .snd, .wav, and .wma Picture files: .bmp, .dib, .emf, .gif, .jfif, .jpe, .jpeg, .jpg, .png, .tif, .tiff, and .wmf Important note: All files must have read/write permissions for Windows Movie Maker to be able to import and use.
  4. 4. Import your files
  5. 5. Screenshot w/ imported media
  6. 6. Get ready to make a movie! Click on any media item that you have imported to view in the preview window. Note: You can’t edit any photos in movie maker – all editing needs to be done prior to importing your media. You won’t be able to rotate, crop or zoom in on any photos once they are imported.
  7. 7. Drag your media to the storyboard Drag your photos and video clips to the storyboard. You can drag them around if you decide to change the order. We’ll add some music next!
  8. 8. What’s Next?
  9. 9. Adding Music Go to the view menu and choose Timeline If you have not yet added any music files to your project, go to import and locate the music file you want to add. Drag your music file to the beginning of the timeline in the Audio/Music Box You may edit the songs to any length that you desire. Many songs may be added.
  10. 10. Your timeline will look like this:
  11. 11. I have music and audio on my video clip, what do I do now? You can adjust the audio to have the music play or have the audio from the video clip. You can use a combination of both, and have music play in the background of the video clip. Go to the Tools menu, and choose audio levels Slide the bar to the left to have more audio from the video clip. Slide the bar to the right to have more audio from the music Leave the bar in the middle to hear both.
  12. 12. What if my video clip is too long?  If you are in the storyboard view, click View, and then click Timeline.  On the timeline, click the clip that you want to trim.  Use the playback controls under the Preview Monitor to find the point where you want to trim the clip.  Do the following:  When the playback indicator is at the point where you want the selected video or audio clip to start playing back, click Clip, and then click Trim Beginning.  When the playback indicator is at the point where you want the selected video or audio clip to stop playing back, click Clip, and then click Trim End.  Notes  You can also drag the trim handles on a clip to set the start and end trim points. Trim handles appear as small black triangles at the beginning and end of a clip after you click the clip on the timeline. When you hold your pointer over a trim handle, the pointer changes to a red double-headed arrow. Click and drag a trim handle to set the new start or end point of the clip.  The following picture shows a trim handle:
  13. 13. How do I get the trim handles?
  14. 14. How do I add a title and credit to my movie? Go to the edit menu, and choose Titles and Credits. Choose Title at the beginning Type in a title slide for your movie Choose Credits at the end Type in credits that will appear as a slide at the end of your movie
  15. 15. Now lets add transitions When your clips move along the timeline from one to the next, you can add different transitions . From the Edit menu, choose transitions. Go to the View menu, and choose Storyboard. Now you are ready to drag different transitions in between your clips.
  16. 16. Your screen should look like this:
  17. 17. How will I know what the transition looks like? Click on any of the transitions, and they will play in the preview window on the right hand side. You can always delete or change transitions if you don’t like them. Just drag a new transition to the storyboard and get started!
  18. 18. Here is my complete storyboard:
  19. 19. I’m ready to Publish!
  20. 20. I chose to publish to my computer
  21. 21. Enjoy my movie!