Workspace (Manual pg. 15) Capture

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Using Movie Maker to create great quality movies is as easy as 1 - 2 – 3!

Workspace (Manual pg. 15)

1. Capture

Capturing/Importing video (Manual pg. 25)

Importing Video/Pictures/Audio/Music (Manual pg.47)


Collections are stored here - \Documents and Settings\UserAccountName\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Movie Maker.

The collections .dat files have information about your collections. The source folder has the original video footage on it.

Projects are stored wherever you put them.

Collections can be viewed as thumbnails or details and can be organized any way you want them to.

2. Edit

Project Properties (Manual pg. 54) When moving projects from one machine to another you may need to re - import the original footage.

aving Projects into a Project Folder

The Editing Process (Manual pg. 57 - 107)

  • Add and Remove Clips

  • Move and Copy Clips

  • Split clips

  • Take still shots of Clips

  • Add other images, backgrounds, and video

  • Add effects to clips

  • Add transitions between clips

  • Add sound effects

  • Add narration

  • Mute clips

  • Add music

  • Enter title

  • Enter credits

As you edit your movie you will be able to see your edits in the timeline and storyboard views.

3. Finish
Saving and Sending (Manual pg. 109)
Glossary (Manual pg. 165)

MS Producer- one final trick of the trade….

What else is there? (Once you’ve downloaded all the Movie Maker Extras)
More Transitions and Effects

Maestro CDs

Music Bakery

MS Producer (Free Download)

Photo Story - (Still images only $19.95)

Photo Jam ($29.95)

Sound Dogs (Some free Downloads, others are for purchase)

Other Editing Software

  • Pinnacle Systems (DC30, Studio 7) --

  • Adobe (Premiere software) --

  • Apple (iMovie, Final Cut Pro) --

  • Canopus (DVRaptor package) --

  • Ulead (Media Studio Pro, VideoStudio software) --

  • Avid (Avid Express DV) --

Need another lesson? Try CNET Digital Video Workshop online:


  • If you want to emphasize a title put it on a still clip doubling the clip as needed to accommodate title time.

  • Even after you’ve completed a movie you can always import it as a new project and start over.

  • Save each section as a project and as a movie even if you think you are done for good.

  • Remember that deleted collections are gone for good unless you backup your collections somewhere else.

  • While you are still editing a movie the collection files need to be on the machine you are working on or you won’t see them.

  • Even after you are done with a movie you can redo it by importing it as a video and starting over again. Just remember you will have to cut out the transitions, and mute the music, etc.

  • Minimum specs for a video editing pc might be: speed (400Mhz or >), RAM (128Minimum), 5 minutes of video=1GB of space. Other considerations are seek time (9ms or less) and transfer rates (8MB/sec or more).

  • Analog footage takes up more room than digital footage so transfer a VHS tape to DV tape before you send it to the pc for editing. Many new cameras will do this.

Other ideas

  • Make a story book

  • Create a clay-mation animation

  • Video Photo Album

  • Video tracking of annual student progress

  • News events

  • School Projects

  • Grant Opportunities

  • Showcasing student work or projects

  • Sports Highlights

  • M
    Lydia’s Layout

    1. Capture/Import Video
    2. Separate collection into clips and stills

    3. Rename clips and stills

    4. Dump waste / outtakes

    5. Build movie sequence adding effects to clips as needed

    6. Add transitions

    7. Add Title/Credits

    8. Add music/narration

    9. Outtakes

    10. Save Project just in case….

    11. Publish
    aking Memories for Parents

  • Training videos for new teachers

  • Video rubrics for student work

  • News broadcast highlights

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