Anyone can edit videos: Movie Maker
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Anyone can edit videos: Movie Maker

In under an hour, this course will show you how to edit videos using Movie Maker.
3.0 (11 ratings)
Course Ratings are calculated from individual students’ ratings and a variety of other signals, like age of rating and reliability, to ensure that they reflect course quality fairly and accurately.
729 students enrolled
Created by Kyle Pennell
Last updated 4/2013
English
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This course includes
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 1 article
  • 1 downloadable resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Import and organize clips
  • Cut clips down to size
  • Add titles, audio, and transitions
  • Finalize and Finesse Videos
  • Export and Share videos
Requirements
  • Movie Maker
  • Clips
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.

Who this course is for:
  • People new to video editing
Course content
Expand all 27 lectures 55:27
+ Intro and About
1 lecture 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.

Preview 01:13
+ Final Product
1 lecture 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.

Preview 10:02
+ Getting started and setup
4 lectures 02:24
Download Movie Maker (it's free!)
00:16
A very quick primer on how Movie Maker works.
A quick primer on Movie Maker
3 pages
How to sort and name your clips. 


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

Sorting and naming your clips
01:05
Load your clips into Movie Maker.  


Be patient and be saving often!

Opening Windows Movie Maker and importing your clips
01:03
+ Editing the video
21 lectures 38:48
You'll learn this the hard way but I'll try to prevent you from doing so.


SAVE

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SAVE

SAVE

Always be Saving
01:03
Use the zoom tool to get yourself in a comfortable position with your clips.
Using the zoom tool
02:02
Clips are what you'll be working with, cutting down, and moving around.  Say hi to them.
Get Acquainted with Clips
01:53
Shuffle your clips around until you have a story that makes some sense.
Ordering your clips
01:15
You'll watch your clips so many times that you'll be sick of them.  Sorry.
Reviewing your clips
01:15
Trim the fat!
Cutting Clips Down
02:17
Trim the fat off those clips.  Let's get em down.
Cutting Clips Down2
02:46
Cut em down.  All junky footage must go!
Cutting Clips Down3
01:10
Almost all cut down.


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

Cutting Clips Down4
01:02
Plop that track in and drag it to where you need it to go.
Adding Extra Audio
02:15
Titles go at the beginning (over black) while captions go over footage.  Don't ask me why they called it this.
Adding Titles
01:30
Make those titles perty!
Title Configurations
01:36
Even more title beautification.
Title Config2
02:03
Setting up my captions so you know where you're looking at.
More Captioning
01:36
Important to balance the video out from dialogue, music, and the extraneous audio on the clips themselves.
Finessing Audio
02:46
Making sure it all feels right.
Final Finessing
04:06
Tiny touch to make it a bit more graceful.
Fade In/Out
01:10
Basic transitions allow you to switch gracefully between contexts.


Use cheesy ones at your expense!

Transitions
03:12
A little bonus (in case Movie Maker eats a bit of your clip).
Using the trim tool
02:18
Get your work out to others.  The key to any good art!
Exporting
01:14
Goodbye and Thanks
00:19