Edit Videos with Windows Movie Maker
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Edit Videos with Windows Movie Maker

Create slideshows and make simple video edits easily with Windows Movie Maker! Also create a blooper reel video with me!
4.4 (15 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
598 students enrolled
Created by Luke Yoshida
Last updated 7/2015
Current price: $10 Original price: $20 Discount: 50% off
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  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
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  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Cut and edit video clips
  • Add background music and sound effects
  • Add text captions over images and videos
  • Create a high quality MP4 video file
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  • A computer running Windows
  • Windows Movie Maker (Free)

Windows Movie Maker is a free video editing program for Windows computers. It's a popular option because of how easy it is to use! It may not be the best free video editor, but it's great for people who have older computers that may not be able to handle the more powerful editors.

The best part of this course is that I'll give you all of the sample files (unedited video file, background music, sound effect, and text file) and actually edit a video with you! It's a lot of fun and it's a very practical way to learn the program.

I edit my videos so that there's no fumbling through menus and no "ums" or wasted space. Why watch a 20 minute video when I could teach you the same thing in 5? Watch the "Free Preview" to see what I mean!

Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone who wants to create slideshows or simple videos
  • Anyone who wants to learn a simple, easy to use video program
  • Anyone who likes to learn with hands-on sample files and directions
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Curriculum For This Course
Program Menus and Important Basics
6 Lectures 18:38

Watch the promo video again to get an overview of the course.

Preview 02:02

Learn how to properly download and install Movie Maker so that we don't download things that aren't Movie Maker related. Then, we'll go over the important parts of the program like how to add your images and videos. We'll also talk about a couple of important keyboard shortcuts to speed up your editing!

Preview 04:24

Get rid of mistakes, awkward pauses, and boring sections of your video using the Split and Trim tools!

Preview 02:38

Give your video clip a cool filter to give it a completely new look! We'll also go over how to add transitions to make your video flow smoothly!

Add Filters, Visual Effects, and Transitions

Learn how to add both a music track and a voiceover/sound effect track to your video!

Audio and Voiceover Basics

Create cool text effects like a scrolling end credits effect! Then, learn how to create your video as a HD MP4 file!

Adding Text Effects (Like Scrolling Credits) and Export Settings
Create Your Own Blooper Reel
5 Lectures 21:48

See what the final video looks like in Windows Movie Maker! Download the sample files and get ready to create your own blooper reel video!

Preview 02:58

Cut out mistakes, separate clips, and remove boring parts with the Split and Trim tools! We'll go over exactly how to do it!

Remove Mistakes and Boring Parts from the Video

Add another layer of excitement to your video with background music and sound effects! Instantly give your video that "blooper reel" feeling!

Add Background Music and Blooper Beep Sound Effect

Add text captions so that the viewer can engage with your video! It's unnecessarily complicated to do in Movie Maker, but I'll show you how I do it!

Add Text Captions To Each Video Clip

With everything set, let's create the video file! We'll recreate the same 720p profile from section 1 to create our 720p MP4 video file!

Create Your MP4 Video File
Bonus Video Resources
2 Lectures 11:58

First time extracting a zip file? Learn how to do it with the free program WinRar!

Extract and Create ZIP Files with WinRar

Can't import a video or audio file into Windows Movie Maker? Learn how to convert it to a format that works in Movie Maker with the free program called Any Video Converter!

Convert Video and Audio Files with Any Video Converter
About the Instructor
Luke Yoshida
5.0 Average rating
97 Reviews
2,125 Students
3 Courses
Video Creation Instructor

I believe that tutorials don't need to be extremely long to be effective. I created my VideoHelp website and all of my video creation courses because I was tired of seeing 5+ hour courses created when the same thing could have been taught in 1-2 hours.

Video creation is getting increasingly important for both online and offline success. Don't waste your time watching 3 different Youtube videos every time you want to learn one particular part of a program! I'll teach it to you in a fun, fast, and comprehensive way!

I love learning new things about a program and I am eager to share that knowledge with you!