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  1. Lights, Camera, Action Using Windows Live Movie Maker

  2. Today’s session outline • Share PowerPoint presentation • Watch a pair of video tutorials • Live demo of Windows Live Movie Maker • Watch example of movie made with Windows Movie Maker – Ralph Wilson • Close with 4-minute movie created with WLMM 2011 • Q&A

  3. What is WLMM? • Windows Live Movie Maker is video creation / editing software • Turns photos and videos into polished movies that are easy to share • Provides special effects, transitions, sounds, and captions to help tell your story.

  4. How do I get WLMM? • Free download from Microsoft • Not applicable to pre-Vista versions of Windows • Part of the Windows Live Essentials 2011 software suite

  5. Windows Live Essentials 2011 • Messenger – chat tool • Photo Gallery – similar to iPhoto & Picasa • Windows Live Mesh – like DropBox using 5GB of free synced SkyDrive storage • Windows Live Mail – ‘grandchild’ to Outlook Express • Writer – blogging tool

  6. Windows Live Essentials 2011Continued • Family Safety – Parental Controls • Bing Bar – search without leaving the website you’re in • Silverlight – multimedia browser plug-in • Movie Maker – our subject today

  7. Birds of a Feather • Microsoft Photo Story (MPS) • Windows Movie Maker (WMM) • Windows Live Movie Maker 2011 (WLMM)

  8. Microsoft Photo Story • Slideshow software with effects, transitions, narration, background music • ‘Ken Burns Effect’ (pan, zoom) • Free download for validated XP users • Outputs as a WMV file (Windows Media Video) – playable on PC, but not on a home DVD player

  9. Microsoft Photo Story (Cont’d) • Version 2 released as part of Microsoft Plus! Digital Media Edition and MS Digital Image Suite v9 and v10. • Supported exporting photo story as a Video CD (VCD file) • Version 3.0 - free download but removed direct VCD burning. • Includes basic photo editing and touch-up • Can generate background music

  10. Microsoft Photo Story (Cont’d) • Last version (3.1) was included with discontinued Microsoft Digital Image 2006. • Restored the ability to burn a Video CD • Would work with Vista and Win7 • No longer available.

  11. Windows Movie Maker • Video creating/editing application • Included with Windows ME, XP, and Vista • Effects, transitions, titles/credits, audio track, timeline narration, and AutoMovie • Replaced in Win7 by WLMM

  12. Windows Movie Maker Versions • 1.0 in WinME - 2000 • 1.1 in WinXP – 2001 • 2.0 in WinXP – 2002 • 2.1 in WinXP-SP2 – 2004 • 2.5 in WinXP Media Center Edition 2005 • 2.6 in Win Vista – 2006 – w/o h/w accel. • 6.0 in Win Vista – 2006 – w/ h/w accel

  13. Windows Live Movie Maker • Video creating/editing application • Complete rewrite of Windows Movie Maker • Not compatible with pre-Vista versions of Windows • Incorporates ‘ribbon’ interface • Final version released Aug. 19, 2009 • Publish videos to SkyDrive, Facebook, YouTube, and Flickr • Can save videos in Hi Def Formats (720, 1080)

  14. WLMM 2011 • Final version released Sept. 30, 2010 • Must be installed in tandem with Windows Live Photo Gallery • Able to record video clips from a webcam • Includes new animated video titles

  15. WLMM 2011 (Cont’d) • Six AutoMovie themes facilitate styling your movie • 'Animations' offers 77 transitions • Diagonals, Dissolves, Patterns & Shapes, Reveals • Shatters, sweeps, curls, wipes, slide-downs • Text: titles, captions, credits • Animations such as Fade-in, Fly-in, Stretch, Spin

  16. Six AutoMovie Themes • Black and White • Cinematic • Contemporary • Fade • Pan and Zoom • Sepia

  17. WLMM 2011 (Cont’d) • Four artistic effects • Blur • Posterize • Threshold • Pencil Drawing Style

  18. WLMM 2011 (Cont’d) • Other effects: • Filters for B&W Video • Mirror Views • Warps • Pixelation • Pan & Zoom (Ken Burns Effect)

  19. ‘Ken Burns Effect’ • Popular name for a type of panning and zooming effect used in video production from still imagery. • Technique principally used in historical documentaries where film or video is not available. • Name derives from documentarian Ken Burns of PBS fame. He credits filmmaker Jerome Liebling for teaching him the skill.

  20. Working with Windows Live Movie Maker 2011

  21. WLMM Supported File Types • Photo Files: • Joint Photographic Experts Group (JPG) • Tagged Image Files (TIF) • Graphics Interchange Format (GIF) • Bitmaps (BMP) • Portable Network Graphics (PNG) • HD Photo Files (WDP)

  22. WLMM Supported File Types • Audio Files: • Windows Media Audio (WMA, ASF) • Pulse Code Modulation (AIF, WAV) • Advanced Audio Coding (M4A) • MP3 Audio (MP3)

  23. WLMM Supported File Types • Video Files: • Windows Media Video (WMV) • Apple Quicktime (MOV and QT) • DV-AVI files (AVI) • MPEG 1, 2, 4 movie files (MV1, MP2, VOB) • AVCHD files (M2TS, M2T) • Microsoft Recorded TV Shows (DVR-MS, WTV)

  24. WLMM Supported File Types • Exceptions: • Video & music files protected by DRM can’t be used. • MPEG2 and Microsoft Recorded TV Show files require Vista or Win7 versions Home Premium or higher • AVCHD files with Dolby Digital Audio require Win7 Home Premium or higher

  25. Parts of a WLMM Screen

  26. Initial Blank Workspace

  27. Workspace With ‘Assets’ Title Bar Ribbon Preview Window Full Screen Button Storyboard Time / Duration Playback Controls

  28. WLMM Tabs • Home • Animations • Visual Effects • Project • View • Edit

  29. Home Tab Animations Tab

  30. Visual Effects Tab Projects Tab

  31. View Tab Edit Tab

  32. Microsoft Intro / Tutorial Time for some professional show and tell. Say ‘Hi’ to Brian! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=94lYVLPBXpg&feature=relmfu 5:59

  33. Another Brief TutorialCreated By A User http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vh82WqBQ_2c&feature=related 9:03 Discusses WLMM (not 2011) versus WMM for XP Focuses on manual editing vs Automovie Say ‘Hi’ to Rich!

  34. Real Life Demo • Import photos or videos • Arrange to suit • Add music if desired • Select Automovie Style • Adjust music for fade-in or fade-out • Fill in title and credit pages • Save project • Convert to movie file or share to web

  35. Enough yackin’Let’s get crackin’