Home‎ > ‎Digital Storytelling‎ > ‎Media Tools‎ > ‎

Video Tools

If you are interested in creating a multimedia project involving audio and video, there are a couple sites you may want to visit.  Each of these sites has information on how to set-up, shoot and compose your photos, video and audio. Below you will find information about the two main video editing programs for Mac and PC (iMovie and Windows Live Movie Maker).  You can click one of the links to the left to navigate to the application that you are interested in.

Vimeo Video School - http://vimeo.com/videoschool - This site is produced by Vimeo staffers and provides tutorials on how to shout and work with video.  They have specific tutorials for working on a Mac or a PC.

Media College - http://www.mediacollege.com/ - This site features tutorials on photography, video, audio, lighting and more.  Click on the links located in the upper right corner of the main page to find tutorials on various subjects.

CNN iReport - http://ireport.cnn.com/toolkit.jspa - This site provides tips for storytelling, taking photos, recording video and recording audio.


Windows Live Movie Maker

Movie Maker is Windoes video editor.  If you run a Windows 7 machine, you can download it for free as part of the Windows Live suite.  Some screen shots are below.

This is the main window consisting of the viewer on the right and the project area on the left.  Tools and effects are in the ribbon along the top.


Adding material to Movie Maker.

You can add one background audio track to your project.

iMovie

iMovie is Apple's video editor.  You can create movies and slideshows with this tool.  It is a part of the iLife suite, which includes GarageBand, iPhoto, and iTunes.
A screen shot is below.  

The main window consists of three areas: the Project area(top left), the Library (along the bottom) and the Viewer (top right).