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									 Windows Movie Maker Resources

2010 HCPSS Technology Conference
                              Table of Contents

3 – 5 - - - - - Windows Movie Maker Basics. Joshua Burchett, HCPSS.

6 – 9 - - - - - Using Windows Movie Maker in the Classroom. Dinwiddie
                County Public Schools, VA.

10 – 12 - - - - Netbook Care Public Service Announcement. Mel
                McNamara, HCPSS.

13 – 16 - - - - Copying Clips From United Streaming and Editing in Windows
                Movie Maker, Steve Dembo, DE.

17 – 19 - - - - Windows Movie Maker, Dr. Joanne Leight, Slippery Rock

20 – 21 - - - - Using Windows Movie Maker, University of Washington.

22 – 26 - - - - Windows Movie Maker, Buddy Teaching and Learning

27 – 31 - - - - Storyboard Templates.

32 – 33 - - - Appendix

34 - - - - - - Bibliography

                             Joshua Burchett, HCPSS

Windows Movie Maker Basics

      Begin importing
      video, pictures, &
      audio by selecting
      these and
      importing from
      the correct folder.

                                   Drag items
                                   from your
                                   collection to
                                   the timeline

Adjust the audio level
by selecting this
button and ensuring it
is set where you like.
By default it will be in
the middle.
                                                   Right-clicking on
                                                   the audio will give
                                                   many options like,
                                                   mute, fade in, fade
                                                   out, and volume.

                           Create movie titles, transitions,
                           and effects by selecting any of
                           the edit movie options and
                           following the simple on-screen

In the
timeline your
title will

To insert a video
simply drag it to
this portion of
the timeline.

                Video with audio will appear like this in the timeline.
                Remember, that by right-clicking you will find more editing

       To add your own narrations
       select the microphone icon
       above the timeline. If your
       microphone is working the
       multicolored equalizer bar
       will move. Once recorded,
       your narration will be added
       to the audio/music row of
       the timeline.

                                                          Dinwiddie County Public Schools, VA

Using Windows Movie Maker in the Classroom

Why use digital media in the classroom? Because it provides students with tools that will enable them to
create and share intriguing multimedia projects. Students can express their knowledge in a subject area in an
engaging way. Motivation is seldom a factor when students use digital media to learn. Best of all, digital
editing software such as Windows Movie Maker or Apple’s iMovie are easy to use, thus keeping the focus on
learning the content, not on the tool itself. In fact, teachers say that students learn how to use this type of
software in about 15 minutes and it can be used with the youngest of students – even kindergarteners!

If you are new to digital video (DV) editing, it is similar to PowerPoint since both programs contain clips
(slides) titles, transitions and animations. Using DV editing software, you simply import media such as video,
pictures, music and/or narrations, then drag each one down to a timeline in the order you want it to play. It’s
that easy!

Digital Storytelling Resources

Digitales has ideas, resources and storytelling examples.

iLife in the Classroom is a collection of lesson starters and examples of digital storytelling in language
arts, math, science, social studies, and other subject areas.

Dr. Alice Christie's Digital Media Resources Although this site contains a lot of information specific to
iMovie, there are several resources for digital lessons, rubrics, editing tips and related articles.

Suggested Integration Resources

Schoolhouse Video A great site to begin a video project since it contains 'kits' which are packaged video
projects, including pictures, music, resources web sites and curricular goals.
Video project kits can be found at

Center for Media Literacy: Video basics and production projects for the classroom. Check out the Related

Lessons Ideas From Apple.
This is just a representative sampling of lesson ideas. Visit Apple’s site to view many more.


      Tessellations
      Demonstration of manipulatives
      ABCs of Conservation - students come up with a plan of conservation beginning with a particular
       letter of the alphabet.
      Describe weather, biomes, animals, famous people, ancient civilizations, planets, etc

Middle School

      Poetry
      Public service announcements
      Describe science concepts
      Produce a mystery movie
      Describe algebra or geometry concept
      Document science labs
      Document historical events such as Holocaust, global conflicts, westward expansion, etc.

High School

      Civil rights video essay
      PSAs
      Connecting past to present
      Poetry interpretation
      Foreign film festival
      Open house video
      Intramural highlights

Samples of Student Movies
Springfield Public School District a page full of student produced movies.

Video Using Educators from the Schoolhouse Video web site contains a collection of videos produced by
students from a variety of schools as well as numerous brainstormed ideas from video educators.

Some Advice from Technology and Learning

Building videos means assembling video, audio, and story elements — including writing. With digital video,
all of these elements can be prefabricated for final student assembly. The notion of scaffolding is the idea the
teacher supplies elements for use during the early stages of a project. Ultimately the teacher wants students to
learn to create those elements for themselves. This scaffolding can be curriculum-specific and scaled
according to levels. The range from scaffolded beginner projects to fully original projects described in our
chart extends from Level 1 to Level 15.

                                                                Mel McNamara, HCPSS

                       Netbook Care Public Service Announcement
Import Pictures
    Go to Ms. _____’s handout folder.
    Drag the Netbook Lesson folder to your desktop.

Open Movie Maker
   Go to Start > All Programs > Windows MovieMaker

Create Movie
    If not already selected, select Tasks
    Click on Import Pictures
    Go to the Netbook Lesson folder on your desktop and import the pictures you would like to use.

      Drag the pictures in the correct order onto the Storyboard.

Adding Transitions
      Go to Edit Movie > View
       Video Transitions
      Insert transitions between
       your pictures.

     Click on the Mic icon to insert narration.

     Click Ok in the Alert Box about switch to Timeline View.

     Click on Start Narration to record audio. Save File.

     Drag Narration to appropriate location on

     Important: You might need to adjust length                 of
      picture to match audio.
Save File

Don’t forget to save. Go to File Save > Project.
Save on desktop.

When completed, save as a Movie File.
Go to File > Save Movie File.

Drag movie file to Ms_____’s Hand In Folder
               Draft File
               (Project File

            Final Version
            (Movie File)

                                          Steve Dembo, United Streaming

            Copy video clips from and edit in Windows Moviemaker

In unitedstreaming,
Select Advanced

Type in keyword and other
search identifiers.

For media type, select Full
Video or Video
Select Include only Editable

Select a video or video

Select appropriate file location.

Change file name to end with the

Before you logout of unitedstreaming,
you may want to copy/paste an
appropriate citation for the video.

Open Windows Movie Maker.

From the Task Menu,
Select Import Video

Select a movie file.


  Select one or more clips.

  To mute the audio, Select
  Clip / Audio /

Add music, narration, still images, title, or credits to the movie.

The saved movie (.wmv) will play in a media player or can be inserted Into
a PowerPoint slideshow or another Movie Maker project.

Removing, renaming, or deleting the source file of a clip or image will result
in a red X appearing in the collection area or the timeline. Right click the
red x and select Browse for Missing File to re-associate the file.

For help using Movie Maker, go to

                                           Dr. Joanne Leight, Slippery Rock University

                            Movie Maker

Getting Started:

To begin using Movie Maker, go to File, Import into Collections, locate where
your video is saved and click import. Once your video loads, you will see in the
middle of the screen your video broken up into a series of clips.

Towards the left of the screen there is a menu titled Movie Tasks, if this is not
there when the program opens go to View, and click Task Pane. This will open
the menu for you. The Movie Task menu is important for adding effects,
transitions, creating titles and credits, and finishing and saving your final video.

After the collection loads and you determine which clip will be your first clip in
your movie, click and drag that clip to the storyboard located across the bottom of
the screen. Continue to click and drag each clip to create the order your movie is
going to go.

Editing your Movie:
Once you have determined the order of your movie, the next step is to edit.
Editing the movie allows you to have a smooth transition from clip to clip and
have the overall project run smoothly.

Movie Task Pane:
Under the number 2 are the ways you can edit your video. You can add:

Video effects: Begin by clicking on the View Video Effects option. This will
show all of the various effects you can add. Once you have determined the effect
that will enhance your video, click and drag the effect on to the clip you wish to
have the effect on.

Video Transitions: Begin by clicking on the View Video Transitions option.
This will show all of the various types of transitions that can be added to the
project. After scrolling through the transitions click and drag the transition to the
storyboard. When adding the transition you need to drag the transition to the little
rectangular box that is located between the two clips that you want the transition
to occur between.

Make Titles or Credits: Throughout the movie you can add text to your clips,
add a title to the movie, or create credits to provide some recognition to those
who either created the video or we the actors or actresses in the video. To use
this feature click on the link that says Make Titles or Credits. Once the next menu
loads various options will be listed.

       -   Add title to the beginning of the video: To add a title to the
           beginning of the video click on the title at the beginning link. After
           clicking the link two large text boxes will load. In the boxes you can add
           whatever text you wish to appear at the beginning off the video.
       -   Add title before selected clip: This feature allows the addition of a
           title page before you change from one aspect to another throughout
           the video. Once you click on this link you will be given the same text
           box and options as before. However, this title can go before any clip
           unlike the one used at the beginning of the movie.
       -   Add title on the selected clip: This feature allows the addition of text
           on a specific clip. This allows emphasize to be placed on a specific
           point or detail made in that specific clip.
       -   Add title after the selected clip: This feature allows the addition of
           text to be placed after a clip. This also allows emphasis to be placed
           after a clip is viewed.
       -   Add credits at the end of the movie: This feature allows credit to be
           given to those that help make the video or starred in the video. There
           is a slight difference in this option. The only difference is the
           appearance of the text box. In this option the text box looks like a table
           or a chart. In this feature the top line allows a title to be given to the
           credits. (For Example, Cast, Crew, Special Thanks, and Video
           Presented by.) The rest of the space provided in the text box allows for
           names and what they did. The text size in the left box is smaller then
           the text in the right half of the text box. The point is that if you want the
           names of the people involved in the video to be of greater emphasis
           than what they did. Enter the names of the people in the right half.
           After finishing your cast click on the Done, add title to movie option

       One final note on the editing aspect of Movie Maker is at the bottom of the
       title menus is two options that allow you to play around with the text. The
       features are labeled Change the title Animation and Change the text
       font and color.

- In addition to using these editing features, you can also change the length of
each individual clip. To do this click on the clip you wish to shorten and then click
play on the video screen located on the right side of the screen. Once the clip is
playing, watch it and determine where you want to shorten the clip. Be sure to
leave enough time to allow for the transitions and effects. When you finalize the
spot you want to get rid of click on the pause button located on the bottom left

corner of the video screen. Once the video is paused, there is a button located
on the bottom right of the video screen that allows you to split the clip into two
clips. Once the clip is split into two, right-click on the clip you want to get rid of
and select delete. This will remove the excess part of the clip that you want to get
rid off.

Once you have edited the video to where you want it, there is one more option
you can choose. This option is adding music to the video.

Add Music:
To add music, Go to the Movie Tasks Pane and select the option Import audio
or music. After clicking this option located the music file you want. Choose the
file and click import. Once import is click the music file will be located with your
video collection. Once you locate the music click and drag the music to the
storyboard. Once the music is added to the storyboard you will need to adjust the
length of the song to allow it to fit the length of your video. To perform this you
will need to switch from storybook mode to timeline view. To switch to the
TimeLine view, select the Show Timeline button or press Ctrl+T. Once there
you need to find where the end of the song is. To shorten the length of the song
click on the end of the song and drag it towards the end of your video. Along
with shortening the length of the song you can also add some other features to
the song. You can mute, fade in, fade out, and adjust the volume of the music.
To perform this right click on the music on the timeline and select the option you

Saving Your Work:
After performing all of these editing techniques, adding music, and shortening
music, you are ready to finalize the video. To perform this you need to determine
how and what you want to save the video to. The Movie Tasks Pane allows you
to save to the computer, to a CD, send to e-mail, the web, or to a DV camera. To
use the method of saving you want select it and save it.

* Once you have completed the save you are ready to show others what you
have created. I hope these instructions help you utilize this program to its fullest.
Good Luck.

                                                                       University of Washington

                                 Using Windows Movie Maker
Connect Your Video Camera to your PC

        The easiest way to connect your digital video camera to your computer is by using an i.Link (also
         known as FireWire or IEEE 1394) cable, which is provided for you in the kit.
        To connect your camera to your computer, simply plug one end of the i.Link cable (the smaller
         end) into your video camera, and plug the other end into your computer.

Download video from your camera to your computer

        Turn your camera on, and set it to playback mode. When prompted, click Capture Video using
         Windows Movie Maker. Then click OK.
        Microsoft Windows Movie Maker starts the Video Capture Wizard. On the Capture Video File
         page, type a name for your video. Then click Next.
        On the Video Setting page, accept the default settings by clicking Next. The default setting should
         read: “Best quality for playback on my computer (recommended)”
        On the Capture Method page, click Next. (It's easiest to capture the entire tape at once; if
         sections remain that you don't need, you can delete them later.)
        The Video Capture Wizard rewinds your tape and then begins capturing it. While the tape is being
         captured, you'll see it playing in the Preview window and you'll be able to hear the audio through
         your speakers. After the tape is captured which takes about an hour, the wizard will stop
         automatically. Note: It always scans the entire tape, even if you have just recorded a few minutes
         of video. If you reach the end of your recording before it reaches the end of your tape, click the
         Stop Capture button, and then click Yes.
        Movie Maker automatically breaks your movie into clips and adds the clips to a video collection
         with the name you provided.
        Now you're ready to edit your movie!

Editing your Movie
How to add transitions

        In the Movie Tasks pane, under Edit Movie, click View video transitions.
        Preview transitions by double-clicking them and watching the Preview Monitor. Once you've
         found a transition you like, drag it from the Video Transitions pane, under Edit Movie pane to
         the box between two of your clips. This inserts the transition between the two clips.
        In the Preview Monitor, click the Video Transitions pane, under Play button to watch your
         transition in action. If you don't like it, just return to the previous step to replace it with a different
         transition. Note: If you decide not to use any transition, right-click it on the storyboard, and click

Transitions cause your video clips to overlap by about one second, which means you won't see all of the
first or last second of your clip. So, when you're filming, it's good to start the camera a few seconds before
the action starts, and to keep filming for a couple of seconds afterward so that you have time to transition
between scenes. This also helps you get a steadier shot.

How to add special effects

        In the Movie Tasks pane, under Edit Movie click View video effects.
        Preview effects by double-clicking them and watching the Preview Monitor. Once you’ve found
         an effect you like, drag it from the Video Effects pane to one of your clips. This adds the effect to
         the clip, which you can see by looking at the star in the lower-left corner of the clip.

        In the Preview Monitor, click the Play button to watch your effect in action.
        If you don't like the effect, right-click the star icon in the lower-left corner of the clip, and click
         Delete Effects.

You can add more than one effect to a clip. For example, if you want to both brighten a clip and add a
zoom effect, you can add Ease In and Brightness, Increase. You can also add a single effect multiple
times to increase the effect. For example, add multiple Brightness, Increase effects to brighten a scene
even more, or add two Speed Up Double effects to quadruple the speed of a clip.

How to add titles and credits

        If you want to add a title before, after, or on top of a clip, click the clip on the storyboard or
        In the Movie Tasks pane, under Edit Movie, click Make titles or credits.
        Choose the type of title you want to add.
        Click Change the title animation. Notice that you can choose between one-line titles, two-line
         titles, and credits, which can be many lines. Note: You can use credits any time you need to
         display more than two lines of text, not just at the end of your video.
        On the Choose the Title Animation page, browse through the different animations and watch
         them in the Preview Monitor to get an idea of what they'll look like. When you find the animation
         you want to use, click Change the text font and color.
        On the Select Title Font and Color page, choose the color and font you want to use. If you're
         adding the title over a clip, use a dark font color for bright scenes and a light font color for dark
         scenes. Then click Edit the title text.
        On the Enter Text for Title page, enter your text. Then click Done to add the title to your movie.
        If you are prompted to switch to the timeline view, click OK.
        In the Preview Monitor, click the Play button to see how your title will look in your video.
        If you want to change your title (for example, to change the color of the text to make it more
         readable), right-click the title on the Title Overlay row of the timeline, and then click Edit Title
         on the shortcut menu.

You can add titles any time you want the viewer to know what you're showing or who someone on the
screen is.

How to add music

        In the Movie Tasks pane in Movie Maker, under Capture Video, click Import audio or music.
        In the Import File dialog box, click the name of the song you want to use in the background. Then
         click Import. Note: This adds your song to your collection but does not add it to your video.
        Drag the song from the collection to the video clip where you want the music to start playing.
        If prompted, click OK.
        Movie Maker shows your song on the timeline. If the song extends beyond the end of the movie,
         drag the right edge of the song so that it ends at the same time as your movie
        Click Play in the Preview Monitor to watch your movie and listen to the background music.
        If the background music is too loud or too soft in comparison to the movie, right-click the music
         on your timeline, and then click Volume. If the audio and music sound good, you can skip the
         next step.
        In the Audio Clip Volume dialog box, move the slider to the left to make the music quieter, or to
         the right to make it louder. Then click OK. Click Play in the Preview Monitor to listen to the
         audio again and make another adjustment if necessary.

    Congratulations! You have just made a movie using Windows Movie Maker!


                       Useful Online Resources
Atomic Learning – Windows Movie Maker 2
       This is an excellent collection of instructional videos about how to use Movie
Maker 2. Topics include “Getting familiar with the toolbar, Superimposing text, and
Saving your movie for e-mailing.” Take a look at this, because you will learn a lot.

Windows XP – Get started with Windows Movie Maker
       Tuturoials on how to make movies using this production tool.

University of Texas – Introduction to Windows Movie Maker 2
       A variety of instructional videos and a wonderful 18-page tutorial to help you
teach Movie Maker like a pro.

Windows XP – Download the Windows Movie Maker 2 Creativity Fun Pack
        This is a must have, that will make the simple movie maker program become a
state of the art production tool. Sound effects, titles and credits, and tools can be
downloaded as a package or in pieces.

Free Play Music - Production Music
       With a host of royalty free music, this is a great place to visit when looking to add
some sound to the silent film. From “Bangin Beats Vol 5 to Dark Drones Vol 3,” this site
has music that will make an impact to any presentation.

Discovery Education – DE Streaming Plus
        A great resources to find editable clips of professionally made educational films.
Just use the advanced search option to find “editable clips” and you will be on your way
to creating more than just a PowerPoint.

Library of Congress – Prints and Photographs Reading Room
      From Christopher Columbus to Cape Cod houses, the Library of Congress has
many portraits, paintings, and photographs that can add to any presentation.

Images – Search for Free Images
       “ is made up of 130619 images with 175 sections organized into
3582 categories. It is the largest collection of free photographs on the Internet.”

Tutorials – Movie Maker Steps 1-13.
       A screencast I used for my workshop at the 2010 HCPSS Technology


Dembo, Steve. "Download Video Clips from United Streaming and Edit in Windows
  MovieMaker." Discovery Education streaming. Discovery Education, 10 Oct.
  2007. Web. 12 June 2010. <

Dinwiddie County Public Schools. "Using Windows Movie Maker." Conference
  Presentations. Dinwiddie County Public Schools, 2005. Web. 20 June
  2010. <>.

Howard County Public Schools. “Netbook Care Public Service Announcement.” Wilde
  Lake Middle School. Howard County Public Schools, 2010.

Leight, Joanne. "Windows Movie Maker." Dr. Leight's Presentations. Slippery Rock
       University, Sept. 2009. Web. 26 June 2010.

University of Washington. "Technology Resources." Department of Communication.
      University of Washington, 2010. Web. 31 May 2010.


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