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Title: Using Windows Movie Maker


1
Using Windows Movie Maker
  • Russell Smith,
  • Technology Facilitator,
  • North Edgecombe High School

2
How can Windows Movie Maker be used in the
classroom?
  • Have students create digital storytelling
    projects combining images, text, and music
  • Film students while conducting experiments or
    performing re-enactments of literary works or
    historical events
  • Edit images and footage in order to reflect a
    creative vision
  • Film and edit reports or features featuring
    students and topics relevant to the school

3
Windows Movie Maker Menus
  • File Menu
  • Edit Menu
  • View Menu
  • Tools Menu
  • Clip Menu
  • Play Menu
  • Help Menu

4
Windows Movie Maker File Menu
  • New Project--Creates a new movie file
  • Open ProjectOpens a previously created project
    file
  • Save ProjectAllows you to save a project file
  • Save Project AsAllows you to save a project
    file
  • under a different
    name
  • Save Movie FileAllows you to publish a movie
  • as a watchable
    video file
  • Capture VideoAllows you to import video
    footage into
  • Movie Maker
  • Import into CollectionsAllows you to import
    still images or
  • sound
    files into the project
  • PropertiesView the properties of the project
    file
  • ExitExit the program

5
Windows Movie Maker Edit Menu
  • UndoUndo the last action taken
  • Redo---Redo the last action that was undone
  • Cut---Delete a film clip, image, or sound file
  • Copy---Copy a film clip, image, or sound file
  • Paste---Paste a copied film clip, image, or sound
    file
  • Delete---Delete a film clip, image, or sound file
  • Edit Title---Change the text of a title
  • Select All---Select all objects in a collection
  • Rename---Change the name of an object in a
    collection
  • Clear Timeline---Delete all objects on the video
    timeline
  • Browse for Missing File---Search folders for a
    missing file

6
Windows Movie Maker View Menu
  • Storyboard/Timeline---Choose between the
    storyboard or

  • timeline layout for editing footage and
  • images
  • Zoom In (Page Down)---Zoom in closer on the
    editing timeline
  • Zoom Out (Page Up)---Zoom out on the editing
    timeline
  • Zoom to Fit (F9)---Adjusts the view of the
    editing timeline to a
  • default
    position
  • Preview Monitor Size---Changes the size of the
    preview screens
  • for
    film clips and images
  • Toolbar---Choose whether you want to view the
    toolbar or not
  • Status Bar---Choose whether you want to view the
    status bar or not
  • Task Panel---Choose whether you want to view the
    task panel or not
  • Collections---View the different sets of
    collections that are available
  • Thumbnails---View small representations of film
    clips and still images
  • Details---View the details concerning a film
    clip, image, or sound file

7
Windows Movie Maker Tools Menu
  • Titles and Credits---Allows you to create titles
    and/or credits
  • on top of a film
    clip or still image
  • Video Effects---Allows you to apply various
    video effects to
  • film clips or still
    images
  • Transitions---Allows you to create artful
    transitions between
  • scenes or still images
  • Take Picture from PreviewCreate a still image
    from one frame
  • of
    a video clip
  • Narrate Timeline---Allows you to record a
    voiceover for video
  • clips and still
    images
  • Audio Levels---Allows you to adjust the sound
    levels from video clips
  • and from sound
    files/music files used in the video

8
Windows Movie Maker Clip Menu
  • Audio---Allows you to mute the audio track on a
    selected video
  • clip, have the audio on a video
    clip fade in or fade out,
  • and adjust the volume level of a
    video clip
  • Video---Allows you to add video effects to a
    selected video clip,
  • as well as have the video clip
    fade in at the beginning
  • and fade out at the end
  • Split---Allows you to split a video clip into two
    separate video
  • clips
  • Combine---Allows you to combine two different
    video clips
  • together

9
Windows Movie Maker Play Menu
  • Play Clip
  • Stop
  • Play Timeline
  • Rewind Timeline
  • Back
  • Forward
  • Previous Frame
  • Next Frame

10
Importing Files into your Movie Maker Project
  • You are also able to import files such as image
    files and audio files for use in Movie Maker.
  • Click on the File Menu.
  • Go down to the Import Into Collections option.
  • Browse to the folder where the file(s) you wish
  • to import are located select file(s), and
    click
  • Import.
  • The files you selected will be imported into
  • your Movie Maker project.
  • Acceptable File formats include .jpg .gif
    .png .bmp
  • .wav mp3 .avi .mpg

11
Creating Your Video Arranging Your Media Clips
  • There are two ways that you can arrange
  • image files, audio files, and video clips
  • in Movie Maker
  • Storyboard View Used primarily for
  • projects using still images allows
  • the user to lay out images frame
  • by frame
  • Timeline View Features a Video track, an
  • Audio/Music track, and a Title Overlay
    track
  • Used primarily for incorporating music and
  • text into a movie project

On the Timeline View, the Zoom tools (that look
like magnifying glasses with a and - sign)
allow you to get a closer or farther-out view of
the details of the media clips. This will
assist you with editing your clips.
12
Creating Your Video Arranging Your Media Clips
  • In order to place your images, sound clips, or
    video clips onto a storyboard or timeline, drag
    the item from the collection pane onto the
    storyboard/timeline
  • If you decide to remove a media clip from the
    storyboard/timeline, you can remove it by
    selecting the item and going to the Edit menu
    and selecting Cut, or by right-clicking on the
    item and selecting
  • Cut
  • This will not delete the clip from your
    Collections
  • pane it will still be available for use.

13
Adjusting the Length of an Image Clip
  • Once you drag an image clip onto the Timeline
    view, you are able to adjust the length of the
    clip in question the default time length for an
    image is 5 seconds
  • Place your cursor at the right-most edge of the
    clip
  • a red two-sided arrow will appear. This will
    indicate
  • your ability to adjust the length of the
    clip.
  • Hold down your left mouse button to adjust the
    length of the clips length you can see the
    number of seconds of the clip as you move the
    mouse left or right
  • Let go of the mouse button when the length of the
    clip is suitable.

14
Importing Video Footage using a Flip Video camera
  • Turn on the Flip Video camera and plug it into an
    available USB port.
  • The FlipVideo interface will launch, allowing you
    to view any footage that has been recorded by the
    FlipCamera.
  • Select the clip(s) that you want to use in Movie
    Maker.
  • In the FlipVideo interface, go to the File menu
    and select Export to. Click the option on the
    following screen titled Export.

15
Importing Video Footage using a Flip Video
camera, continued
  • Choose the folder on the computer that you want
    to export the video clip to. Click OK.
  • Once the video clip has been saved on your
    computer, you can import the footage into Movie
    Maker.
  • In Movie Maker, go to the File menu and select
  • Import into Collections. Browse to the
    folder where the video clip was saved, and click
    Import.
  • The video clip will be imported and (most likely)
    split into several smaller clips that can be
    placed on the Video track of the timeline view.

16
Importing Video Footage from a camcorder
  • If you are importing video footage from a
    camcorder, you can connect the camcorder to the
    laptop using a USB cable.
  • In Movie Maker, go to File and select Capture
    Video. You will be prompted to enter a name for
    the footage you are capturing. When you have
    done so, click Next.
  • You will have the option of capturing all of the
    footage on the tape, or to manually begin
    capturing footage. When you have made your
    selection, click Next.

17
Importing Video Footage from a camcorder,
continued
  • If capturing the footage manually, press the
    button labeled Start Capture. When you have
    captured all of the video footage that you want,
    click the button labeled Stop Capture, and then
    click the button labeled Finish.
  • The video footage, once captured, will then be
    imported into the Collections pane of Movie
    Maker. The footage will be split into numerous
    smaller clips that will make it easier to edit.
    Each clip can be placed onto the Video track of
    the Timeline view in any order.

18
Adjusting the Length of an Audio Clip
  • To place an audio clip into your movie project,
    drag the desired clip from the Collections pane
    to the Audio/Music track on the Timeline. The
    audio clip can be a voiceover, music, or a
    combination of both.
  • The audio clip will have a predetermined length,
    dependent on how long the clip is. You can
    adjust the length of the audio clip that you wish
    to use in your project.
  • You can adjust your audio clip to where you want
    the clip to begin, and where you want it to end.

19
Adjusting the Length of an Audio Clip
  • To adjust the length of an audio clip, place your
    cursor at either the beginning or the end of the
    clip when it is on the Audio/Music track on the
    Timeline. A red double-sided arrow will appear,
    indicating your ability to adjust the length of
    the clip.
  • Hold down the left-mouse button while adjusting
    the length of an audio clip. When you have
    adjusted the beginning and/or ending point of
    your audio clip,
  • let go of the mouse button.

20
Changing the volume of audio on a media clip
  • You are able to adjust the audio level of a media
    clip that you are using in your project.
  • Select the media clip whose audio level you wish
    to adjust. Go to the Clip menu at the top and
    select the Audio option.
  • From this point, you are able to mute the audio
    of this clip, have the audio fade in or fade out,
    and adjust the overall volume level of the clip.
  • You can also adjust a clips audio levels by
    right-clicking on the clip and using the menu
    that appears.

21
Balancing Audio Levels from a video clip and an
audio clip
  • There will probably be an occasion where you will
    want to add music to a video clip that you have
    filmed. During these times, you might want to
    adjust the audio levels of the video clip and
    that of the music so that one is more prominent
    than the other.
  • To adjust the balance of the audio levels of
    these sources, go to the Tools menu at the top
    of the screen and select Audio Levels.
  • From this point, you will be able to adjust the
    balance of audio levels from the video and the
    audio sources to your satisfaction.

22
Adding Text to your Movie
  • To add text to your movie, go to the Tools menu
    at the top of the screen and select Titles and
    Credits.
  • You will have several options of ways to add text
    to your movie
  • Add title at the beginning of the movie
  • Add title before the selected clip in the
    timeline
  • Add title on the selected clip in the timeline
  • Add title after the selected clip in the
    timeline
  • Add credits at the end of the movie

23
Adding Text to your Movie
  • When adding text to your movie, you will have a
    wide variety of options for the ways that the
    text will be presented
  • Titles with one line (ex Fly In, Top Left
    Typewriter
  • Ticker Tape News Banner Scroll,
    Perspective
  • Flashing Zoom Out Zoom In etc.)
  • Titles with two lines, i.e. a subtitle
  • (ex Fade, In and Out Fly In, Fades Fly Out
  • Fly In, Fly Out Moving Titles, Layered
    etc.)
  • Credits (ex Scroll, Up Stacked Zoom, In
  • Fade, In and Out Scroll Up,
    Side-By-Side
  • Mirror Exploding etc.)

24
Adding Text to your Movie
  • Once you have chosen the style of the text that
    you want to place into your movie, you will need
    to enter the text.
  • Click the link titled Edit the title text.
  • Type in the text that you want to appear. Be
    aware that there is a limit to the number of
    characters you can enter at a time.
  • To change the font, size, and color of the text,
    click the link titled Change the font, text, and
    color.

25
Editing the Text of your Movie
  • When editing the text of your movie, you will be
    able
  • to select the following
  • Font
  • Format (Bold, Italics, Underline)
  • Color of the text
  • Color of the background (if applicable)
  • Text is left-, center-, or right-justified
  • Transparency of the text
  • Size of the text
  • When you are satisfied, click the link titled
  • Done, add title to movie.

26
Adding Video Effects
  • Select the desired media clips that you want to
    add video effects to by clicking them with your
    mouse.
  • Go to the Tools menu at the top of the screen
    and select Video Effects.
  • The Collections pane will be replaced by the
    Video Effects pane. From here you can choose
    from a wide selection of effects that you can add
    to your media clips (images and video clips
    only).
  • Drag the video effect directly onto the media
    clip to add the effect.
  • You can preview the video effects in the viewer
    screen on the right side of Movie Maker.
  • To remove video effects from a media clip,
    right-click on the clip,
  • choose Video Effects from the provided
    menu, and click the Remove button on the
    following menu to remove the video effect.

27
Adding Video Transitions
  • Select the desired media clips that you want to
    add video transitions to by clicking them with
    your mouse.
  • Go to the Tools menu at the top of the screen
    and select Video Transitions.
  • The Collections pane will be replaced by the
    Video Transitions pane. From here you can
    choose from a wide selection of transitions that
    you can place between your media clips (images
    and video clips only).
  • Drag the video transition directly between the
    media clips to add the transition.
  • You can preview the video transition in the
    viewer screen on the right side of Movie Maker.
  • To remove a video transition between media clips,
    right-click on the transition (located on the
    Transition track on the timeline), right-click
    with your mouse, and select Cut or Delete
    from the menu that appears. The transition will
    be removed from the timeline.

28
Navigating in Movie Maker
  • To get back to the Collections pane, look at
    the top central of the Movie Maker screen and you
    will see a drop-down menu. From here, you will
    be able to navigate between the Collections
    pane, Video Effects pane, and Video
    Transitions pane.

29
Saving Your Movie File
  • Once you have successfully created your movie,
    you will want to publish the movie so that it
    can be viewed by others.
  • Go to the File menu at the top of the screen
    and select Save Movie File.
  • The next screen will prompt you to choose the
    location to where the movie file will be saved.
    (You will probably want to save the movie on your
    computer.) Click Next to continue.
  • Enter the title for your movie.
  • Select the location on your computer where your
    movie file will be saved and click Next.
  • You will probably want to save the movie file at
    the best quality for playback. Click Next.
  • The movie will begin to be saved. The longer the
    movie is, the more time it will take to be saved.
  • Once the movie has been saved, it will be
    available for playback. Click Finish to view
    your movie!
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