Video Production with
Windows Movie Maker
MAME 35 – Nov 7, 2008
Joanne Steckling
joanne@jsteckling.com
Powerpoint courtesy...
Meet Movie Maker….
Windows XP: find it in C:Program Files:Movie
Maker. Make shortcut for desktop.

Using the program
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The 4 panes of WMM
Using the task pane
3 Tasks:
1.Capture/
Import
2.Edit
3.Finish
The timeline/storyboard
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5 Tracks
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Video
Transition
Audio
Audio/music
Title

When we edit our movie, differ...
Import media into Movie maker
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Capture video
clips or pics from
digital camera, or
import from files
saved on your
co...
Move video/pics to the timeline
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Each item will
appear in the
collections pane
Drag each item to
the story board and
...
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Picture time

You can also change the length of time that the picture
shown in the movie
By default each pictur...
Preview your movie

You can preview the video at any
time by simply clicking the play
button at the bottom of the
preview ...
Video effects


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You can employ different
effects that will jazz up
the video.
In the task pane, under
step 2, click...
Drag the effects down


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Once you have
found the effect that
is perfect… click
and drag it down to
the clip in the
stor...
Video effects






You will notice on the
picture that a star will
appear to represent an
effect is on the picture
You...
Transitions






You can employ different
transitions to jazz up the
video
In the task pane, under step
2, click on “v...
Drag the transitions down




Once you have found
the transition that is
perfect… click and drag
it between the clips in...
Transitions


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You will notice that the 2 clips will slightly overlap, and in
the track beneath the clips, the name o...
Titles / Credits


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Again, in the task
pane, under step 2
click on “Make titles…”

This will appear and
you can choose ...
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Titles

Type whatever you want in the text box
Below, you can change the animation or the font and color
Once compl...
Audio


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Add music (mp3,
wav, wma) to your
movie
In the task pane,
click on “import
audio…”
Choose the file(s)
you w...
Drag audio down…
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In the
collections
pane, click on
the audio file
and drag it into
the
Audio/Music
track.
Adjust the audio
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To adjust the volume,
push the Control key and
U
Or you can right-click on
the track and get thi...
Trim the audio
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Be sure to make the music the same length as the video.
Click on the end of the track and drag it l...
Finish the movie
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First go to File-Save to
save your project as a
Movie Maker File.
This will enable you to
go back a...
Saving options


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When you save,
you have many
options based on
the quality that
you want
Leave it as
“recommended”
or ...
Saving
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The amount of
time that it takes
to save depends
upon how long it
is and the quality
options you
chose.
The n...
Watching the video
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The video is now set to
play back in Window
media player
If you go to the folder
you saved it ...
For Further Info….
Atomiclearning.com tutorial on WMM
http://www.atomiclearning.com/moviemaker2
Microsoft website: Step by...
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  1. 1. Video Production with Windows Movie Maker MAME 35 – Nov 7, 2008 Joanne Steckling joanne@jsteckling.com Powerpoint courtesy of Scott Bell, Chaminade College Prep, St. Louis, Mo.
  2. 2. Meet Movie Maker…. Windows XP: find it in C:Program Files:Movie Maker. Make shortcut for desktop. Using the program       Working with the pictures and video Video effects Transitions Titles and credits Audio Saving the movie
  3. 3. The 4 panes of WMM
  4. 4. Using the task pane 3 Tasks: 1.Capture/ Import 2.Edit 3.Finish
  5. 5. The timeline/storyboard  5 Tracks       Video Transition Audio Audio/music Title When we edit our movie, different parts will go in these tracks
  6. 6. Import media into Movie maker   Capture video clips or pics from digital camera, or import from files saved on your computer. Click on import video/pics
  7. 7. Move video/pics to the timeline   Each item will appear in the collections pane Drag each item to the story board and drop them in the order you wish them to appear.
  8. 8.     Picture time You can also change the length of time that the picture shown in the movie By default each picture will be shown for 5 seconds If you want to change that amount of time drag the “end trim handle” (shown below) notice when you click and drag the amount of time will show in the window. If you are using video you can crop the length of the video using the same process.
  9. 9. Preview your movie You can preview the video at any time by simply clicking the play button at the bottom of the preview screen (or at the top left of the storyboard)  The preview will start where the timeline marker is set… you can drag the marker anywhere you choose by grabbing it at the top  You can also click on the full screen button to see it big Note: when you preview a movie it may be choppy.  Timeline marker Full screen
  10. 10. Video effects    You can employ different effects that will jazz up the video. In the task pane, under step 2, click on “view video effects” The collection of effects will appear in the collections area
  11. 11. Drag the effects down   Once you have found the effect that is perfect… click and drag it down to the clip in the storyboard You can use multiple effects on an item
  12. 12. Video effects    You will notice on the picture that a star will appear to represent an effect is on the picture You will notice that there are 2 overlapping stars on a picture with 2 effects You can preview the effect on your pictures/video Full screen
  13. 13. Transitions    You can employ different transitions to jazz up the video In the task pane, under step 2, click on “view video transitions” The collection of transitions will appear in the collections area
  14. 14. Drag the transitions down   Once you have found the transition that is perfect… click and drag it between the clips in the storyboard. A blue line will appear to show where the trans will go
  15. 15. Transitions    You will notice that the 2 clips will slightly overlap, and in the track beneath the clips, the name of the trans will appear. Unlike effects, only one transition can be used at a time You can also speed up or slow down a transition by clicking on the picture and sliding it forward or back to increase or decrease the transition’s speed
  16. 16. Titles / Credits   Again, in the task pane, under step 2 click on “Make titles…” This will appear and you can choose where you want to put the title/credits
  17. 17.    Titles Type whatever you want in the text box Below, you can change the animation or the font and color Once complete, click on Done.
  18. 18. Audio    Add music (mp3, wav, wma) to your movie In the task pane, click on “import audio…” Choose the file(s) you want to use and click “import”
  19. 19. Drag audio down…  In the collections pane, click on the audio file and drag it into the Audio/Music track.
  20. 20. Adjust the audio    To adjust the volume, push the Control key and U Or you can right-click on the track and get this menu which shows volume, fade in and out. For video clips, you can mute the recorded sound in the same way
  21. 21. Trim the audio    Be sure to make the music the same length as the video. Click on the end of the track and drag it left or right to trim the length. You can add more audio tracks before or after this track
  22. 22. Finish the movie   First go to File-Save to save your project as a Movie Maker File. This will enable you to go back and make changes, if necessary. Go to Step 3: Finish Movie. In the Save Movie Wizard box, enter and name and choose where to save.
  23. 23. Saving options   When you save, you have many options based on the quality that you want Leave it as “recommended” or click on “show more choices”
  24. 24. Saving   The amount of time that it takes to save depends upon how long it is and the quality options you chose. The next screen will tell you it is finished and will ask if you want to see your work.
  25. 25. Watching the video    The video is now set to play back in Window media player If you go to the folder you saved it in and double click it will open and play for you Then you can burn the file to cd or flash drive to take with you
  26. 26. For Further Info…. Atomiclearning.com tutorial on WMM http://www.atomiclearning.com/moviemaker2 Microsoft website: Step by step directions: http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/moviemaker/getstarted/default.msp x Other examples of using MM2 http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/moviemaker/videos/samples.mspx Adorage movie effects software http://www.windowsmoviemakers.net/ Pixelan special effects software http://www.pixelan.com

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