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Movie Maker Workshop

Planning | Basics | Windows Movie Maker | Movie Maker Workshop | VideoSoftwareTools


MovieMaker Quick Start Handout MovieMaker.pdf


Important: Before you start doing ANYTHING with Windows Movie Maker, do something that will save you a lot of headaches--SAVE ALL OF YOUR VIDEO FILES IN ONE FOLDER ON YOUR FLASH DRIVE.

That way, you will have all of your video, audio, and image files on your flash drive. With Windows Movie Maker, you may THINK that you saved your video and accompanying files to your flash drive, but the Movie Maker project file contains only the INSTRUCTIONS, not the files you need to work with as you edit your video project. So, first, create a folder on your flash drive and name it. In this folder, put in EVERYTHING related to your video project.


Here is what we will do today:


  1. Open Windows Movie Maker
    1. To open Windows Movie Maker, go to Start, then Programs, then Windows Moviei Maker
  2. Import a movie from a file
    1. Select Import video from Capture Video
    2. Navigate to your folder on your flash drive where you saved the Death Star video file
    3. The video clips will be imported
  3. Add video clips to storyboard
    1. Drag video clips into the storyboard in any manner you want
  4. Click Storyboard, then Timeline to see the different views
  5. View the video clips in Movie Maker
    1. To view what your movie currently looks like, click the play button in the Movie Maker media player
  6. Add music (have the timeline view open)
    1. Select Import audio or music
    2. Browse and open the audio file you put in the folder on your flash drive
    3. Drag the audio file to the timeline/audio, music track
  7. Insert an opening text slide
    1. Click Make title or credits
    2. Select at Title of beginning
  8. Save the video project to your flash drive
    1. Select File>Save Project As and name your project
    2. Save it to your folder you created on your flash drive
  9. Export the video project in the format of your choice and save to your flash drive
    1. Select Save to my computer and navigate to your flash drive folder to save your final edited video
    2. Name this video something different from your video you were working on, such as "DeathStarFinal"
  10. Go to your folder on your flash drive and double-click to open in Windows Media player and watch your movie!




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