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Movie Maker

  1. 1. Microsoft Movie Maker 2.1: An Introduction Lee Hubbard Technology Department Lee County Schools
  2. 2. Where Can I Get Movie Maker?
  3. 3. We’re All Directors! <ul><li>Each Dell with Windows XP in the District </li></ul><ul><li>Home PC with Windows XP. </li></ul><ul><li>Downloads with Service Pack 2 updates for XP </li></ul>
  4. 4. Why would I use it? <ul><li>Projects that motivate students </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Civil War, Famous Americans, Virtual School Tours, etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Field trip pictures/personal pictures = movie </li></ul><ul><li>Edit digital video from school or home </li></ul><ul><li>Make your next presentation something different and exciting – PowerPoint, etc. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Making a Movie Lights, Camera, Action!
  6. 6. What do I need? <ul><li>Digital pictures </li></ul><ul><li>Digital video </li></ul><ul><li>Audio (music, sound clips, voice – will need microphone) </li></ul>
  7. 7. Getting Started <ul><li>Create a folder (i.e. usb key, home folder, desktop/my documents at home) – cannot move </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Movie Maker makes shortcuts, which it loses if you move folder or files. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Save all pictures, videos, sound in folder </li></ul>
  8. 8. Opening Movie Maker <ul><li>Go to the Start Menu>Programs>Windows Movie Maker </li></ul><ul><li>Four Panels: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Movie Tasks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Collections </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Preview </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Storyboard/Timeline </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Importing <ul><li>Under movie tasks, choose the action you would like to perform (i.e. import pictures, movies, sound). </li></ul><ul><li>Select the location of the files – folder created in beginning. </li></ul><ul><li>A shortcut to that file is placed within your Movie Maker collections. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Capturing Video <ul><li>Must have a digital camcorder or camera, with appropriate cables (USB, Firewire, etc). </li></ul><ul><li>Connect to computer and transfer video from camera to hard disk. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Adding Audio/Sound <ul><li>Can find free audio online – Public Domain/Fair Use </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Audio files used must be limited to 30 second clips per copyright laws. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>A microphone is need when capturing your voice. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Creating and Editing <ul><li>Drag media from Movie Maker collections into the storyboard/timeline. </li></ul><ul><li>You can then add video effects, transitions, as well as title screens and credits. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Variety of effects for title screens and credits </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Saving vs. Exporting <ul><li>Saving will allow you to return and edit your project without rendering a movie. </li></ul><ul><li>Exporting renders your movie resulting in the finished product. </li></ul><ul><li>If you export your movie, you can edit by importing the file back into Movie Maker. </li></ul>
  14. 14. References <ul><li>“ Introduction to Windows Movie Maker 2” by John Bounds, John Buechler and Jen deHaan. </li></ul><ul><li>Microsoft.com “Making Home movies with Windows Movie Maker 2”. </li></ul>

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