Windows Movie Maker

From the Start button choose Programs and than accessories

IT IS VERY IMPORTANT TO PUT ALL YOUR DOCUMENTS - VIDEOS, PICTURES AND MUSIC IN ONE FOLDER!

To:
Do This:
Begin your project
· Create a new folder to store your project materials.
· Upload your media to the computer. Media can come from
the internet, your camera, a CD or DVD.
· Save the media to the folder you created.
Start Movie Maker
· Double Click the Movie Maker Icon on the desk top.
· Choose New Project for new movie or Open Project to
work on an existing movie.
Import your media
· Click File and choose Import into Collections
· Browse/select the files you want to use.
· Click Import
Add a video transition
· Click Tools
· Click Video Transitions
· Drag a video transition and drop it between two video clips on the timeline or storyboard
Add a video effect
· Click Tools
· Click Video Effects
· Drag a video effect and drop it on a video clip the timeline or the storyboard
Add titles and credits
· Click Tools
· Click Titles and Credits
· Choose an option to add the title
· Enter title and text
· Click Done to add the title to the movie
Narrate the Timeline
· You will need a microphone for this.
· Click Tools
· Click Narrate Timeline
· Select Microphone and speak into the microphone to test audio levels,
· Click Start Narration and record your voice
· When finished, click Stop Narration. The narration file should automatically import to your Collections
Save Movie Maker File
.
· Click File
· Click Save Project As
· Save your project file to the folder you created earlier.
Finalize Your Video:
When you are satisfied with your work, you must finalize the project!
· Click File
· Click Save Movie File
· Click My Computer
· Click Next
· Click Browse and save to your project folder, then click OK
Your completed video will have the title you gave it followed by .wmv



ADDITIONAL ONLINE HELP:
About.com
Windows
University of Toledo

Resources for Copywrite Friendly Websites:
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Adapted from a worksheet created by Mrs. Stack at the Mepham H.S. library.