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

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lights camera action

Lights, Camera, Action

Using Windows Live Movie Maker

today s session outline
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
what is wlmm
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.
how do i get wlmm
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
windows live essentials 2011
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
windows live essentials 2011 continued
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
birds of a feather
Birds of a Feather
  • Microsoft Photo Story (MPS)
  • Windows Movie Maker (WMM)
  • Windows Live Movie Maker 2011 (WLMM)
microsoft photo story
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
microsoft photo story cont d
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
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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.
windows movie maker
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
windows movie maker versions
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
windows live movie maker
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)
wlmm 2011
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
wlmm 2011 cont d
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
six automovie themes
Six AutoMovie Themes
  • Black and White
  • Cinematic
  • Contemporary
  • Fade
  • Pan and Zoom
  • Sepia
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WLMM 2011 (Cont’d)
  • Four artistic effects
    • Blur
    • Posterize
    • Threshold
    • Pencil Drawing Style
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WLMM 2011 (Cont’d)
  • Other effects:
    • Filters for B&W Video
    • Mirror Views
    • Warps
    • Pixelation
    • Pan & Zoom (Ken Burns Effect)
ken burns effect
‘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.
wlmm supported file types
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)
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WLMM Supported File Types
  • Audio Files:
    • Windows Media Audio (WMA, ASF)
    • Pulse Code Modulation (AIF, WAV)
    • Advanced Audio Coding (M4A)
    • MP3 Audio (MP3)
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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)
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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
workspace with assets
Workspace With ‘Assets’

Title Bar


Preview Window

Full Screen Button


Time /


Playback Controls

wlmm tabs
  • Home
  • Animations
  • Visual Effects
  • Project
  • View
  • Edit
home tab
Home Tab

Animations Tab

visual effects tab
Visual Effects Tab

Projects Tab

view tab
View Tab

Edit Tab

microsoft intro tutorial
Microsoft Intro / Tutorial

Time for some professional show and tell.

Say ‘Hi’ to Brian!


another brief tutorial created by a user
Another Brief TutorialCreated By A User


Discusses WLMM (not 2011) versus WMM for XP

Focuses on manual editing vs Automovie

Say ‘Hi’ to Rich!

real life demo
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