Anyone can edit videos: Movie Maker

In under an hour, this course will show you how to edit videos using Movie Maker.
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Instructed by Kyle Pennell Design / Design Tools
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  • Lectures 27
  • Contents Video: 1 hour
    Other: 3 mins
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 4/2013 English

Course Description

Video editing is not hard. Like many things, you just need to get started. This course will show you how to edit videos using Movie Maker.

To illustrate the concepts, I made an actual short video of a trip I did in Mexico. It's a compilation of videos I took at that time.

Watching this course and following along on Movie Maker will give you the skills to edit your own videos.

I hope you find the course easy to follow and inspiring.

What are the requirements?

  • Movie Maker
  • Clips

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Import and organize clips
  • Cut clips down to size
  • Add titles, audio, and transitions
  • Finalize and Finesse Videos
  • Export and Share videos

What is the target audience?

  • People new to video editing

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.

Curriculum

Section 1: Intro and About
01:13

Video editing is not hard to learn.

You just need a bit of help to learn the basic tools to get started.

This course will show you the final product I build and then show you exactly how I built it.

Section 2: Final Product
10:02
This is the story of how I went crewing on sailboats in Mexico.  It was a hell of an adventure.


I chose this footage because I thought it would be fun to make a compilation video with this footage.


I know the initial speech is a bit long but it is a good story.  If you're bored with it, you can always skip to the actual video at 4:30.


Next I'll show you how I made this.

Section 3: Getting started and setup
Download Movie Maker (it's free!)
Article
3 pages
A very quick primer on how Movie Maker works.
01:05
How to sort and name your clips. 


This is very important to do upfront.  It'll make your life way easier later.

01:03
Load your clips into Movie Maker.  


Be patient and be saving often!

Section 4: Editing the video
01:03
You'll learn this the hard way but I'll try to prevent you from doing so.


SAVE

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02:02
Use the zoom tool to get yourself in a comfortable position with your clips.
01:53
Clips are what you'll be working with, cutting down, and moving around.  Say hi to them.
01:15
Shuffle your clips around until you have a story that makes some sense.
01:15
You'll watch your clips so many times that you'll be sick of them.  Sorry.
02:17
Trim the fat!
02:46
Trim the fat off those clips.  Let's get em down.
01:10
Cut em down.  All junky footage must go!
01:02
Almost all cut down.


I cut my footage from 30+ minutes to under 10. 

02:15
Plop that track in and drag it to where you need it to go.
01:30
Titles go at the beginning (over black) while captions go over footage.  Don't ask me why they called it this.
01:36
Make those titles perty!
02:03
Even more title beautification.
01:36
Setting up my captions so you know where you're looking at.
02:46
Important to balance the video out from dialogue, music, and the extraneous audio on the clips themselves.
04:06
Making sure it all feels right.
01:10
Tiny touch to make it a bit more graceful.
03:12
Basic transitions allow you to switch gracefully between contexts.


Use cheesy ones at your expense!

02:18
A little bonus (in case Movie Maker eats a bit of your clip).
01:14
Get your work out to others.  The key to any good art!
Goodbye and Thanks
00:19

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Instructor Biography

Kyle Pennell, Explore. Create. Connect.

Kyle has been editing all kinds of videos over the last 12 years. He's worked with a variety of editors (Final Cut, Premiere, Movie Maker, iTunes). He's taught many people the basics of editing in the last couple of years.

When Kyle is not behind a computer, he likes to be out exploring the Bay Area's hiking trails and attending many dance parties.

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