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 • Close with 4-minute movie created with WLMM 2011 • Q&A
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? • 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 • 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 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 • Microsoft Photo Story (MPS) • Windows Movie Maker (WMM) • Windows Live Movie Maker 2011 (WLMM)
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) • 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
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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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) • 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 • Black and White • Cinematic • Contemporary • Fade • Pan and Zoom • Sepia
WLMM 2011 (Cont’d) • Four artistic effects • Blur • Posterize • Threshold • Pencil Drawing Style
WLMM 2011 (Cont’d) • Other effects: • Filters for B&W Video • Mirror Views • Warps • Pixelation • Pan & Zoom (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 • 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)
WLMM Supported File Types • Audio Files: • Windows Media Audio (WMA, ASF) • Pulse Code Modulation (AIF, WAV) • Advanced Audio Coding (M4A) • MP3 Audio (MP3)
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)
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’ Title Bar Ribbon Preview Window Full Screen Button Storyboard Time / Duration Playback Controls
WLMM Tabs • Home • Animations • Visual Effects • Project • View • Edit
Home Tab Animations Tab
Visual Effects Tab Projects Tab
View Tab Edit Tab
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
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!
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