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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.
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|Section 1: Intro and About|
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|
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!)
|Lecture 4||3 pages|
|A very quick primer on how Movie Maker works.|
|How to sort and name your clips.
This is very important to do upfront. It'll make your life way easier later.
|Load your clips into Movie Maker.
Be patient and be saving often!
|Section 4: Editing the video|
|You'll learn this the hard way but I'll try to prevent you from doing so.
|Use the zoom tool to get yourself in a comfortable position with your clips.|
|Clips are what you'll be working with, cutting down, and moving around. Say hi to them.|
|Shuffle your clips around until you have a story that makes some sense.|
You'll watch your clips so many times that you'll be sick of them. Sorry.
|Trim the fat!|
|Trim the fat off those clips. Let's get em down.|
|Cut em down. All junky footage must go!|
|Almost all cut down.
I cut my footage from 30+ minutes to under 10.
|Plop that track in and drag it to where you need it to go.|
|Titles go at the beginning (over black) while captions go over footage. Don't ask me why they called it this.|
|Make those titles perty!|
|Even more title beautification.|
|Setting up my captions so you know where you're looking at.|
|Important to balance the video out from dialogue, music, and the extraneous audio on the clips themselves.|
|Making sure it all feels right.|
|Tiny touch to make it a bit more graceful.|
|Basic transitions allow you to switch gracefully between contexts.
Use cheesy ones at your expense!
|A little bonus (in case Movie Maker eats a bit of your clip).|
|Get your work out to others. The key to any good art!|
Goodbye and Thanks
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.