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Video Editing Tutorial

Your Mission!

Learn to use a video editing program to make a short movie!

Part 1-5: Tutorial

Follow along with these videos:

Raise your hand when done with each video!

Part 6: Demonstrate Skills

  1. Pictures - Insert two more pictures
    1. Find them in:   Computer -> MS Classes -> Wissner -> Handout -> MovieMakerPics
    2. Add one between "Wilderness" and "Bear",
    3. The other, add the other between "Tornado" and "Snake".
  2. Animations
    1. Transitions
      1. Insert transitions everywhere that they are missing, and
      2. Make sure every transition is different.
    2. Pan and Zoom
      1. Every photo needs some sort of motion animation.
  3. Durations -- Adjust duration as follows:
    1. Transitions - 0.50 seconds
    2. Pictures - 2.00 seconds
    3. Credits - 3.00 seconds - for the background slide
    4. Intro Title - 3.00 seconds - for the background slide
    5. Subtitles / Overlays - 1.00 seconds
  4. Captions - Insert a caption on top of every picture.
    1. Text -- Use the filename of that picture as the word for the caption.
    2. Effect -- Do not use any effects.
    3. Font -- Change the font as follows.
      1. Color -- Change the color of each, so each one is a different color.
      2. Transparency -- Add some transparency to each caption.
      3. Outline -- Give each caption a narrow outline and a good color.

STOP!!! Raise your hand and politely ask your teacher to check your project.


Part 7: Hand In

  1. Save It as a MP4 file
    1. Click Save Movie -> For High Definition Display
    2. Save into your Computers folder with the same file name, but add "7final" to the end.
  2. Upload to your Google Drive school account.
  3. Share it with your teacher, for example:  wissnera+hour@waylandunion.org
  4. Then, use the Share button to copy the link, and paste it into the Campus Portal assignment.
  5. Show your teacher 1. Campus Portal and 2. Google Drive.




OLD DIRECTIONS -- DO NOT DO THESE -- STOP NOW!!!

Microsoft Windows Video Editing

Part 1: Adding Clips (Video of Part 1)

  1. Launch "Movie Maker".
  2. Look at the choices under "Capture Video".
  3. Select "Import Pictures".
  4. Open the "Q:\[Teacher]\HandOut\moviemakerpics" folder; switch to Thumbnail view; and select "Black Bear", "Snake", "Tornado", and "Wilderness".
  5. "Save Project" in your "My Videos" folder in your home directory. Use a standard filename with "Nature" as the name.
  6. Place (drag & drop) each clip on the storyboard.
  7. Rearrange the clips where ever you want them in the order you want them to play.
  8. Now rearrange in this order: 1. Wilderness, 2. Black Bear, 3. Tornado, and 4. Snake.
  9. Select the first clip (click it) and then press play to view your movie. Each clip will play for 5 seconds.
  10. Save it!
  11. Click on "Finish Movie" and "Save to My Computer".
  12. In the "saved movie" box, add "1clips" to the end of the filename.
  13. Browse to change the folder. Change the folder to your computer class folder. It should be something like H:\Computers 7. Then click "Next".
  14. Click on "Show more choices" and then select "Other settings".
  15. Find the setting with a "Video for dial-up access (38 Kbps)" and "160 x 120 pixels".
  16. Click "Next". Your movie will be "rendered" and then automatically saved.
  17. Click "Finish", and then use Media Player to view your movie. Close Media Player when done.
  18. Go on to Part 2!


Part 2: Effects & Transitions (Video of Part 2)

  1. Open the list labeled "Edit Movie" and click on "video effects".
  2. Test all the effects by double-clicking on each one.
  3. Place "Ease In" on clip #1, "Film Age, Old" on #2, "Hue, Cycles..." on #3 ", and "Ease Out" on #4.
  4. Select your first clip, then play the movie.
  5. Save.
  6. Under the "Edit Movie" list, click on "video transitions".
  7. Test all the transitions by double-clicking on each one.
  8. Place "Circle" after clip #1, "Pixelate" after clip #2, and "Shatter In" after clip #3.
  9. Select your first clip, then play the movie.
  10. Save.
  11. Click on "Finish Movie" and "Save to My Computer".
  12. In the "saved movie" box (1.), enter your file name and add "2effects" to the file name. Ex: 20091123nature7jonesbob2effects. Then click "Next".
  13. Set it to "High Quality Video (large)" with "640 x 480 pixels".
  14. Click "Next", and after the movie renders, click "Finish" to view the new movie.
STOP!!! Raise your hand and politely ask your teacher to look over your timeline.


Part 3: Titles & Credits (Video of Part 3)

  1. Watch the video to see the full directions
  2. In the "Edit Movie" list, click on "make titles or credits".
  3. Click on "beginning" and type "Nature" and then click "Done".
  4. Play the movie to see the title with it's animation.
  5. Select (click on) the second picture.
  6. Click "titles or credits", click "title 'on' the selected clip", type "Bear", and click "Done".
  7. The storyboard will become a timeline. Click "OK" to clear the messages.
  8. Switch back to the storyboard view.
  9. Insert a credits title. It should say Credits, Editor - Your Name, Location - Your school, and Date - Today's Date.
  10. Practice changing the font including the style, size, color, background color, bold, etc.
  11. Create the video (render it) as version "3titles" as "Video for ISDN (48 Kbps)".
STOP!!! Raise your hand and politely ask your teacher to look over your timeline.


Part 4: Adjusting Durations (Video of Part 4)

  1. Switch to the timeline.
  2. Adjust the durations of full screen titles at the beginning and end of the video.
  3. Change animations of titles.
  4. Adjust durations of each photo to 3.00 seconds (or as close as possible).
  5. Change the duration for each transition to 0.50 or 0.53 seconds.
  6. Line up the title overlay so it matches the gap between the transitions.
  7. Create the video (render it) as version "4timeline" as "High Quality Video (large)".

STOP!!! Raise your hand and politely ask your teacher to look over your timeline.



Part 5: More Images & Timing

  1. Storyboard - Switch to the storyboard view.
  2. Pictures - Insert two more pictures:
    • one between "Wilderness" and "Bear",
    • the other between "Tornado" and "Snake".
  3. Transitions - Insert transitions everywhere that they are missing, and make sure every transition is different.
  4. Duration -- Adjust duration as follows:
    • Transitions - 0.50 (or 0.53) seconds
    • Pictures - 2.00 (or 1.98) seconds
    • Credits - 3.00 (or 2.98) seconds
    • Intro Title  - 2.00 (or 1.98) seconds
  5. Overlays - Insert a title on top of every picture.
    • Text -- Use the filename of that picture as the word for the title.
    • Animation -- Use "subtitle" for the animation.
    • Color -- Change the color of each, so each one is a different color.
    • Storyboard -- Switch back to the storyboard after inserting each one.

STOP!!! Raise your hand and politely ask your teacher to look over your timeline.




Part 6: Fine Tuning & Practice
  1. Video Tutorial - Watch this video, follow along, then do the following steps.
  2. Overlay Alignment - Line up each title overlay so that it matches its picture, and so it plays for the same duration as the gap between the transitions.
  3. Title Duration - Change the duration of the title "Nature" slide to 2.00 seconds (or as close as possible).
  4. Tune It - Play the video. Make sure all the titles show up on the right slides. Adjust anything that needs to be tuning.
  5. Hint - If you did everything correctly, the movie will now be about 13.20 seconds long.
  6. Enlarge - Grab the blue horizontal line above the timeline, and pull that line all the way up, as high as it will go.
  7. Zoom - Zoom all the way in on the timeline, then zoom out once. Press the "Rewind Timeline" button.
  8. Compare - Compare your timeline to the picture below. Make sure that your timeline looks the same.
  9. Save - Save the project.
  10. Finish - Create the video (render or make it) as version "5final" as "High Quality Video (large)".
Rewind, get ready to press the "Play Fullscreen", and then raise your hand to show your teacher your timeline.


Part 7: Render & Hand In

    1. Click for directions on how to render the movie and hand it inRender & Hand In.

 


Notes for the Teacher

  • The directions are written for Microsoft Windows Movie Maker version 5.
  • Make sure that several pictures are in a folder that all students can access.
  • Walk through all the steps on a student computer, while also logged in as a student.

 

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