Intro to Microsoft Movie Maker

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Intro to Microsoft Movie Maker

  1. 1. Microsoft Movie Maker By Samantha Harlow Media & Digital Resource Librarian High Point University
  2. 2. Installation: If you do not have Movie Maker already installed on your PC computer, then you can download it for free on Microsoft’s website: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windowslive/movie-maker#t1=overview Once it’s installed, you can find the program in the root directory or by searching through programs and files. By Samantha Harlow Media & Digital Resource Librarian High Point University
  3. 3. Interface: Preview Pane By Samantha Harlow Media & Digital Resource Librarian High Point University Storyboard Pane – where you edit your project; same as the timeline. You can drag all file types that work with Movie Maker into this screen.
  4. 4. Interface: Here is what footage looks like once has started being edited on the timeline. You can drag in Photos, Video, and Music into the Storyboard pane. By Samantha Harlow Media & Digital Resource Librarian High Point University
  5. 5. Interface: Here are your options for New Project, opening projects, and Importing. If you press a push pin on recent projects, the project will always appear in the list. Import from Device recognizes photo cameras and video cameras. By Samantha Harlow Media & Digital Resource Librarian High Point University
  6. 6. File Types: These are the types of files that can be imported into Movie Maker By Samantha Harlow Media & Digital Resource Librarian High Point University
  7. 7. Editing: Home Page Tab AutoMovie automatically adds titles, credits, crossfades, transitions, and fits your project to the music; you can choose from a selection of themes. You can add Titles, Captions, Credits through templates. By Samantha Harlow Media & Digital Resource Librarian High Point University You can rotate images or your videos through these commands. Make sure you have the appropriate scene of photo selected.
  8. 8. Editing: Text Tools Edit tab for Text Tools: where you edit Titles, Credits, and Captions Effects (Animation) of Texts: the drop down gives you many options By Samantha Harlow Media & Digital Resource Librarian High Point University
  9. 9. Editing: Video Tools You can change the duration of a photograph in the Video Tools. Edit tab for video tools, including trim and split tools Use the split tool if you want to re-organize the video files in a different order By Samantha Harlow Media & Digital Resource Librarian High Point University
  10. 10. Editing: Animation Options: including pan, zoom, and transitions and edit the duration. These can be applied to video and photographs. By Samantha Harlow Media & Digital Resource Librarian High Point University
  11. 11. Editing: Adding Music Add music; MP3 file; free converters available online if your music is in a different format. *Note: MP3 is not iTunes format. If you’d like to mute the volume on your video to add music, go to Video Tools, Video Volume, and drag the volume down. By Samantha Harlow Media & Digital Resource Librarian High Point University
  12. 12. Editing: Music Tools Music Tools: Control volume, fade in and out, etc. By Samantha Harlow Media & Digital Resource Librarian High Point University
  13. 13. Publishing/Exporting: Once you are done, you can export or publish your video in a variety of ways, including straight to YouTube, digital file, DVD, and emailing the file. Your file will be exported as a WMV (windows media video) file. This will not play unless you use a Windows Video Player. To transfer it to another file type, you can use a transcoder like HandBrake. By Samantha Harlow Media & Digital Resource Librarian High Point University
  14. 14. For More Information: Microsoft has many tutorials on their website. To look for more tutorials, check out the “Getting Started with Windows Movie Maker” website: http://windows.microsoft.com/enus/windows-vista/getting-started-withwindows-movie-maker By Samantha Harlow Media & Digital Resource Librarian High Point University
  15. 15. Media Services: Questions, Concerns, Issues? • Call Media Services at 336-841-9103 • Email me, the Media & Digital Resource Librarian at sharlow@highpoint.edu • Set up an tutorial or appointment with me through email or telephone • Feel free to stop by my office, on the first floor of Smith Library in the Media Lab By Samantha Harlow Media & Digital Resource Librarian High Point University
  16. 16. References: Training and screenshots taken from: “Windows Movie Maker Essential Training” by David Rivers for Lynda.com in November 2013. By Samantha Harlow Media & Digital Resource Librarian High Point University

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