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Creating a Video in WLMM
When it comes to making a video, you have many software options, but
only two will put you in full control of your content and design: Windows
Live Movie Maker (which is free to download from Windows and still
rated #1 by TechRadar) or iMovie.
Other video editing programs available online include:
• Wondershare Filmora
• VideoPad Video Editor
Video editing options
After you have downloaded and/or opened Windows Live Movie Maker,
you should see the following screen:
iMovie: select “Events” and then the “Create +” button to start a blank project
The first thing to do is add photos and/or videos. To do so, click the
button at the top left corner, just below animations. You can also drag
and drop your pictures/videos directly into the program.
iMovie: drag and drop photos/videos into a new event, or select File Import Media
Select and place all of the photos and videos that you want to include in
your project, and arrange them, but dragging and dropping (or cutting and
pasting) in the correct order. You will edit the clips/pictures afterward.
iMovie: when it comes to video clips, you will trim them before placement by
selecting a start/end point for each before dragging/dropping.
Next, you will want to add pan and zoom effects to your photos to give them
the appearance of movement (if any). To do so, select “Animations” and
look for “Pan and zoom” on the right-side of the navigation bar. Highlight the
picture, then choose the direction that makes the most sense.
Add pan and zoom
iMovie: Pan and zoom is called the Ken Burns effect. To find it, highlight an image,
and click “Crop.” You will drag and drop a rectangle in the direction you want the pan
and zoom to follow.
Now that you have added animations and transitions, you might consider
some effects, such as color overlays (black/white, sepia, blue, rainbow),
fade ins/outs, or even cinematic overlays. To find these effects, click on
“Visual Effects”. You may add more than one effect to a photo/video.
iMovie: video and audio effects are also located in the iMovie toolbar
To trim and edit video clips, simply highlight the clip you wish to adjust, and
look for the “Video Tools” menu to appear at the top. Once there, you may
adjust the video volume, fade in/out, and speed. You can also set a
start/end point, or trim the video’s length.
Trim/cut video clips
iMovie: to crop video, adjust the start and end points with your time bars and select
“Crop” from the editing menu (just as you will an audio clip)
You can also split a video into separate parts so that you might add titles in
between clips. To do so, use your time bar to select the point at which you
would like the video to split. Then, look under “Video Tools” for the “Split”
Split video clips
iMovie: place the cursor beneath the place where you wish to split the video in two,
then select Edit Split Video Clip at Playhead
The next step is to add titles and/or captions to your video. To do so, select
the clip you want the title to appear before. Look on the home screen for the
“Title” or “Caption” button. Think about the fonts you use (one or two will
do), the background color, and effects you may (or may not) want to add.
You can also choose how long the title appears.
Add titles and/or captions
iMovie: select the clip you want the title to appear before and select “Titles” from the
Returning to the home screen, you will see the option to add music (or pre-
recorded narration). You can also drag and drop a music file.
Add music or narration
iMovie: in the library sidebar, select iTunes, Sound Effects or GarageBand. Find the
music you wish to add and drag it to the background music well, located below the
When you click on the music clip you added, a new menu option appears at
the top: “Music Tools”. Clicking on that will allow you to edit the song by
changing the volume, requiring it to fade in/out, or setting a start/stop time.
Edit music clips
iMovie: video and audio effects are located in the iMovie toolbar
You may also decide you wish to trim the audio clip so that you can add
more music/narration, or remove part of the song. In both software
programs, you will move the time bars that flank your video to the point
where you would like to trim a clip. In Movie Maker, select “Split” to create
multiple segments of your audio clip that can be rearranged or deleted.
Trim/cut music clips
iMovie: to crop audio, adjust the start and end points with your time bars and select
“Crop” from the editing menu (just as you will a video clip)
Windows Live Movie Maker and iMovie save your video as a project file,
which cannot be viewed by anyone who does not have access to all of the
files (videos, pictures, music, etc.). You need to save your video for
playback before turning it in.
Save your video
Ultimately, you are looking for a file in one of the following formats: .avi, .wmv,
.mov, .mpg. Once you have that file, you should dropbox it to Mrs. Fireman.