Movie Maker - First Video Editing Lesson
First Video Editing Lesson for Beginners.
Students learn to import a short video clip and add a custom movie title at the begining and movie credits at the end.
4 Easy Steps: 1) Import Video, 2) Add a Title, 3) Add Credits, 4) Save Movie
Prepare for this assigment by downloading the sample video clip or have the students create their own. Students could video each other reading poems or giving presentations for this exercise. Students can also create videos without cameras for this lesson plan by creating a short screen capture video tutorial using Cam Studio or other video screen recorder tool. In this example screen capture video from previous Pivot stick figure animator lessons on creating video tutorials is used.
Title and Credits Example:
|Movie Title||Movie Credits|
This video has been edited using Windows Movie Maker. A title has been added at the beginning of the video and a credits list has been added at the end of the video.
Importing the Video - Open Movie Maker. In the Movie Tasks pane, click "Import video". Drag your imported video onto the video timeline.
Making the Title - In the Movie Tasks pane, click "Make titles or credits" to add your title.
Choose "Add title at the beginning of the movie". Follow the prompts to add your title, change font size, style,color and add effects.
Adding Ending Credits - In the Movie Tasks pane, click "Add credits at the end of the movie". Follow the prompts to add your title, change font size, style,color and add effects.
Finishing the Movie - In the Movie Tasks pane, save your movie by clicking "save to my computer". Enter a file name for your saved movie and choose a place to save your movie.
In the Save Movie Wizard, select the radio button "Best quality for playback on my computer". Click Next. Windows Movie Maker will the render the complete movie.