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WINDOWS MOVIE MAKER BASIC TUTORIAL

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Hey guys, I'm stale56, and I'm gonna teach you people how to make a movie in windows movie maker, this has a lot of possibilities, here are some music videos I made all by myself on windows movie maker.


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Step 1: Find the icon on your desktop

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The picture shows what the file looks like, and you may have to click the start button, and search from there.

Step 2: IMPORTING THE AUDIO FILE

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pic 3, import audio.jpg
pic 4, audio imported.jpg
pic 5, drag audio.jpg
After opening up movie maker, then click on the audio or music" button, then search for the music file of your choice, I blurred out all of the unneeded files so nobody sees my files, and for this demonstraion, I'm using bohemian rhapsody by queen. then your screen should look like pic 3.
pic 4, drag the song into the timeline at the bottom.

Step 3: ADDING THE TITLE

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pic 7, title.jpg
pic 8 title and music.jpg
pic 1, simple enough, click "title and credits"
pic 2, type in your title
pic 3, have the audio start after your title.

Step 4: IMPORTING IMAGES AND MOVIES

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pic 10, change time.jpg
Read the description in the pics, if you cant read it, then reply to this 'ible and and i'll resond ASAIFLI
then drag the pics into the timeline just like what you did with the audio, then add effects if you want to, change the length of what you want it to be.
TEST IT FREQUENTLY!
If something is wrong with the movie, you should find out as soon as possible.
One time I made a video, and none of the pictures showed up... I didn't find that out until I was finished.

Step 5: CREDITS

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pic 12, credits.jpg
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After dragging the pics and videos into the timeline, keep doing that until your satisfied with your video, keep adding pics and whatnot. read the descriptions in the pic. then add the credits
YOU ARE ABOUT DONE WITH IT, SO PLAY THE VIDEO AND IF SOMETHING IS WRONG FIX IT! THEN WATCH IT AGAIN, AND FIX UIT UNTIL YOU ARE HAPPY WITH THE VIDEO.
I have made a movie as a gift, and want to put it on a cd and I am able to do this but then it doesn't play----------------what could I be doing wrong it is really good and I am afraid that I will never be able to have it except on the computer, can you help thanks
stale56 (author)  patriciamedeiros5 years ago
hmmm... when you get to the point where you can publish it (see pic 2), hit DVD, then go on from there. Are you putting the video on a blank CD or a blank DVD? If your putting it on a CD it might have to be on a blank DVD sometimes the DVD player doesn't play custom DVDs. That's all I could possibly think of, I never saved my file onto a DVD before.
wilcurt5 years ago
You get the catigator but I get the spider-squirrel!
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stale56 (author)  wilcurt5 years ago
rofl, wtf?
lemonie5 years ago
Nice choice of music. L
stale56 (author)  lemonie5 years ago
thanks, i made 2 more music videos, but the sound quality is extremely crapy, and soft. i even made one of me singing a duet with myself, but it got annoying because somebody who comes to my house often would play it, and i suck at singing, but anything on the 'ible? how do u guys like it?
lemonie stale565 years ago
I would link to one of mine but the sound track has far too much swearing in it. Mind you this one's OK I guess.

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wilcurt5 years ago
What's up with the croco-kitten?!?
stale56 (author)  wilcurt5 years ago
its called a catigator. get it right.