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2 Create a Storyline  Use a storyboard to plan the story (beginning, middle, and end) as well as any dialogue or action comments. Be prepared to discuss your idea with Mrs. Nichols.  Are you using video cameras, Photoshop pictures, or stills? Think about it!  You must show this to Mrs. Nichols before you may begin shooting your ideas. Found on the last page of this PowerPoint

3 Importing Your Video to Movie Maker  There are two ways you can get the footage off of your camera. First, you can connect your camera directly to your computer with a USB cable. Your camera probably came with one. Once it's connected, turn your camera on and you should be good to go! If your computer has a card reader built in, you can take the memory card out of the camera and place it into your computer. Either way will achieve the same thing. Alright, are you following so far? Awesome, moving on. The next step is to take the footage off of your camera and transfer it to your computer. Navigate to the card or camera by going to the 'Computer' icon in the start menu. Highlight the folder containing your video clips and drag it to the desktop. This can take some time, so go grab an iced tea and come back. Ahhh, isn't that refreshing? Just make sure not to spill on your computer, that would be bad. Now it's time to open up Windows Live Movie Maker and begin editing. Once you're in the program, click on 'Browse Video Files' and find the videos on your computer, highlight them and choose 'Open'. This will add them to the timeline and then you can begin editing! Let's Recap: Connect your camera or card to your computer  Drag and drop your files onto your desktop  Open Windows Live Movie Maker  Find and open your files to add them to your timeline

4 maker Editing with Movie Maker\ The first step is to get the footage onto your computer.  You can either use your psychic powers or you can do one of two things: connect the camera to your computer with a USB cable or if your computer has a card reader built into it, you can take the memory card out of your camera and plug it into the memory card reader in your computer.  Either way is fine. Locate the memory card on your computer and drag the video files to your desktop so it can now live safely on your computer.  You should save your work on the Group Folder under your name, in Work in Progress until done. That way no one can access it except you and your partner.

5 movie-maker Editing Sound and Music in Movie Maker  Click on 'Video Tools' in the menu bar and there you can choose to alter your video volume as a whole, or to fade in and out between clips. Abrupt changes in sound can sometimes be distracting to your viewer so to help the flow, you'll sometimes want to add some fades. You can also choose 'Add Music' under the home tab to select music to add to your video. Once you add music, you can use the 'Music Tools' menu to alter it just as you can with your video's audio, including the main audio level as well as fades. If you're making a silent film, then this section does not apply to you. (I'm looking at you, Charlie Chaplin). Let's Recap! Great sound can really heighten the emotion in your video Use the audio level tool to make the sound higher or lower Use the fade tool to transition easily between sounds Add music to your video for a more dynamic feel Watch as your video comes to life!

6 movie-maker Trimming and Cutting  You can drag the files around in the timeline to set the order you'd like. This will help you create a coherent storyline and help you rearrange the video clips into the order you want. If you want to cut a clip, or shorten it, click on the place on the clip where you want to cut and a line will appear where you clicked. You can then click 'Edit' and use the 'Trim' or 'Split' tool to perform the action of your choice. Play around, anything you do can be reversed and you never edit the actual original video files, just copies of them. If you choose trim, you can then choose your start and end points in the preview window on the left using the play bar below the video. Choose 'Save Trim' to save your changes. This tool is helpful to sort of trim the fat at the beginning and end of clips, or if there is a mistake, in the middle of a clip. It's easy to just cut it right out! Let's Recap! Drag clips around in the timeline to put them in the order you want  To cut a clip, click where in the clip you want to cut and use the 'Trim' or 'Split' tool  Make sure your clips are nice and tight with no extra footage leftover that you don't want

7 movie-maker Adding Titles and Text to Movie Maker  The process of adding titles to your video is really super simple. Choose the 'Home' button, and then to the immediate right of the 'Snapshot' button, you'll see 3 choices for text. You can choose between 'Title', 'Caption' and 'Credits'. You can choose title to add text before your selected clip. Caption will be placed on top of the selected clip, and credits will be placed at the end your selected clip like you see in the movies. Just type in your desired text and choose a font, color, or size as well as a few other options to customize it how you want. Play around until you get the desired look. You can also select the start and end time of this text by entering the time you desire in that same menu. Let's Recap! Add text to include titles, captions or credits  You can alter the color, size and font of your text  Choose when it appears by altering the start and end time

8 live-movie-maker How to Save Movie Maker  Exporting takes your project and turns it into a single video file that can be easily shared and uploaded to Vimeo. To create a custom profile, click on the home button in the menu bar, and then the 'Save Movie' option. Choose 'Create Custom Setting' and then input our recommended compression settings. Check and double check these settings to make sure they're correct. Codec: H.264 and AAC -- A codec is the format in which your video will be encoded. Different codecs have different features and varying quality. For best results, we recommend using H.264 (sometimes referred to as MP4) for the video codec and AAC (short for Advanced Audio Codec) for the audio codec. If you're on a Windows machine, WMV3 is a good choice for video codec.recommended compression settings  Frame Rate: 30fps -- If there is an option that says "current," it is best to just go with that. Otherwise, this is usually 30 fps (frames per second) for USA, Canada, and Japan, while in Europe and rest of the world it's usually 25 fps. If there is an option for keyframes, use the same value you used for framerate.  Data Rate: 2000 kbits/sec (SD) / 5000 kbits/sec (HD) -- This setting controls both the visual quality of the video and how big the file will be. In most video editors, this is done in terms of kilobits per second (kbits/sec or kbps). Use 2000 kbits/sec for standard definition 4:3 video, 3000 kbits/sec for widescreen DV, or 5000 kbits/sec for high definition footage.  Resolution: 640x480 (SD) / 1280x720 (HD) -- 640x480 for standard definition 4:3 video, 853x480 for widescreen DV, and 1280x720 or 1920x1080 for high definition. If you have the option to control the pixel aspect ratio (not display aspect ratio) make sure it's set to "1:1" or "1.00", also sometimes called "square pixels."  Deinterlacing: Yes -- If you have this option, enable it. If you shoot in DV format, this is an especially important. If you do not deinterlace, you will often get weird-looking horizontal lines in your video.  Audio: 320 kbps / 44.100 kHz -- Choose AAC for the audio codec. You'll want to set the bit rate to 320 kbps and the sample rate to 44.100 kHz.  Format: MP4 -- While we like MP4 the best, we will generally accept any of the following formats: 3g2, 3gp, 3gp2, 3gpp, asf, asx, avi, divx, mts, m2t, m2ts, m2v, m4v, mkv, mov, mp4, mpe, mpeg, mpg, ogg, wmv.


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