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  1. 1. Using Audacity and Window’s Movie Maker to make a Vodcast Margaret Vass ICT Curriculum Support Officer Falkirk Council Education Services
  2. 2. Using Audacity to Create an Mp3 file <ul><li>Create an audio recording of pupil discussions, interviews or recitations. </li></ul><ul><li>The files can be exported from Audacity as an mp3 file </li></ul><ul><li>Instruction videos on how to do, as well as how to edit the recording, are available on the Staff Area of the VTC </li></ul>Falkirk Council Education Services
  3. 3. Window’s Movie Maker <ul><li>Import Pictures to Window’s Movie Maker – you can use as many or as few as you like </li></ul><ul><li>Drag them down one at a time to the storyboard section a the bottom of the screen </li></ul><ul><li>Now import the mp3 file into Window’s Movie Maker </li></ul>Falkirk Council Education Services
  4. 4. The ‘Timeline’ mode <ul><li>At the bottom of the screen, switch to ‘Timeline’ mode by selecting it from the drop down menu </li></ul><ul><li>Now you can drag your mp3 file to the audio section below your pictures </li></ul><ul><li>If your audio file is much longer than your video section, you can either continue to drag down more pictures to make a ‘repeat’ pattern, or simply click on each of your pictures and stretch them out using the arrow feature </li></ul>Falkirk Council Education Services
  5. 5. Previewing your Vodcast <ul><li>Make sure you return to the start section of the timeline </li></ul><ul><li>Go to the preview window on the screen and press the ‘Play’ arrow </li></ul><ul><li>If you want to add a title, simply select the ‘Title and Credits’ option from the left hand side of the screen </li></ul><ul><li>Choose ‘Title at the Beginning’ option and write in an appropriate title. Click ‘Add Title’ and preview again. </li></ul>Falkirk Council Education Services
  6. 6. Saving your Vodcast to your Computer <ul><li>Go to the ‘Publish to’ choices on the left hand side of the screen and choose the ‘This Computer’ option </li></ul><ul><li>Give your Vodcast a name and browse to find an appropriate place to save it to. </li></ul><ul><li>Select ‘next’ and choose the ‘best quality playback’ option </li></ul><ul><li>Press ‘publish’ and wait patiently for your vodcast to be exported  </li></ul>Falkirk Council Education Services

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