Using Windows Movie Maker

There are a number of programs that are included with your Windows operating system. One of them is Windows Movie Maker and I encourage you to try it if you haven’t already. It’s meant for short movies created from existing photos, Powerpoint slides, videos, or directly from your webcam. The special effects and transitions allow you to create a fairly professional video. One that you can save to your computer, put on a cd, email, or put onto a website. You can also add existing music or audio or record yourself as the video plays.

Imagine being able to narrate your family history or a special story created just for the grandkids. There are all kinds of possibilities using Movie Maker and it isn’t that hard to learn either. I’ve found a detailed tutorial for you to watch that explains most of the steps really well.

Towards the end of the video, you’ll find that it freezes and won’t play anymore. Since there is enough explanation to get you started, I decided to use this video anyway. Others that I looked at had annoying background music or the narrator wasn’t nearly as easy to listen to as this one is. I hope it’s helpful to you and you’ll get started using Windows Movie Maker soon. Then please share your successes with us. We’d love to hear from you!

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