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Title:
Microsoft Windows Movie Maker handbook
Author:
Birney, Bill, 1950-
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Publication Information:
Redmond, Wash. : Microsoft Press, [2000]

©2000
Physical Description:
xvi, 365 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780735611801
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

Whether it's Graduation Day, baby's first bite of birthday cake, or your own rock video, this handbook makes it easy to create and share movies over the Web. Movie Maker software is part of the new Windows Millennium Edition operating system, and this book delivers inside insights direct from members of the Windows Movie Maker team. With it, users learn how to record audio and video source material, create storyboards, edit and arrange footage, add titles, music, sound effects, and voice-overs -- then store, play, or send! The companion CD-ROM comes loaded with ready-to-use audio, still images, and video content.


Table of Contents

Dedicationsp. iii
Introductionp. xi
Who is this book for?p. xi
How this book is organizedp. xii
Part 1 Moviemaking Basicsp. xiii
Part 2 Using Windows Movie Makerp. xiii
Part 3 Advanced Uses for Windows Movie Makerp. xiv
About the companion CD?p. xiv
Acknowledgementsp. xv
System requirementsp. xvi
Microsoft Press Support Informationp. xvi
Part 1 Moviemaking Basicsp. 1
Chapter 1 Making Moviesp. 3
Why editing is importantp. 3
Telling a storyp. 4
Home movies as artp. 5
History of amateur moviemakingp. 6
Power to the amateurp. 6
A new approachp. 8
Fred's first filmp. 8
Making a shooting planp. 9
Moviemaking artp. 11
Adding an editorp. 13
Exploring the possibilitiesp. 14
Getting startedp. 23
Chapter 2 Planning Your Moviep. 25
From idea to conceptp. 25
Why make a movie?p. 25
Who is your audience?p. 27
What do you want to tell them?p. 28
How do you want to tell them?p. 29
Production stylesp. 30
Documentary stylep. 30
Pre-production elementsp. 37
Planning a camping moviep. 49
The setupp. 49
The conceptp. 50
The outlinep. 50
The planp. 51
The storyp. 51
Essential story ingredientsp. 52
Writing a scriptp. 54
Television script formatp. 57
Feature script formatp. 59
Chapter 3 Production Toolsp. 63
Camcordersp. 63
Choosing a camcorderp. 64
Exploring your camerap. 73
Video basicsp. 74
Your camera's featuresp. 77
Lightingp. 85
Soundp. 87
Accessoriesp. 89
Chapter 4 Production: Shooting Your Moviep. 91
Starting productionp. 91
The directorp. 92
The editorp. 93
Basic camera workp. 94
Static shotp. 94
Panp. 95
Tiltp. 95
Zoomp. 95
Dollyp. 96
Pedestalp. 96
Your visual approachp. 97
Setting up a shotp. 97
Arranging a shotp. 98
Blockingp. 98
Compositionp. 100
Lightingp. 104
Soundp. 108
Shooting a scenep. 109
Continuityp. 111
Shooting stylesp. 112
Shooting the camping moviep. 115
Dave's shooting plansp. 115
Chapter 5 Editing Your Moviep. 129
Thinking like an editorp. 131
Learning to editp. 132
Editing stylesp. 140
The editing processp. 143
Editing with Windows Movie Makerp. 148
Editing toolsp. 149
Video editingp. 150
Making cutsp. 152
Editing tips and tricksp. 155
Editing the camping moviep. 162
Chapter 6 Distributing Your Moviep. 165
Windows Media Technologiesp. 165
Downloading contentp. 166
Streaming audio and videop. 167
Compression technologiesp. 168
File formatsp. 169
Windows Media Serversp. 170
Creating streaming contentp. 171
Windows Media Encoder 7p. 172
Windows Media Player 7p. 174
Wrap-upp. 178
Part 2 Using Windows Movie Makerp. 179
Chapter 7 Introducing Windows Movie Makerp. 181
The Windows Movie Maker interfacep. 181
Using the menusp. 182
Using the toolbarsp. 189
Working in the collections areap. 192
Using the monitor and the monitor buttonsp. 192
Using the storyboard and timelinep. 194
Chapter 8 Recording Video into Windows Movie Makerp. 195
Connecting capture devicesp. 195
Understanding the Record dialog boxp. 199
Quality setting optionsp. 207
Digital video controls (DV only)p. 209
Recording a live sourcep. 209
Recording from tapep. 214
Importing filesp. 220
Chapter 9 Organizing Your Clipsp. 225
Working in the collections areap. 225
Naming clipsp. 226
Previewing clipsp. 228
Working with views in the collections areap. 230
Changing clip propertiesp. 231
Moving and copying clips between collectionsp. 233
Strategies for organizing collectionsp. 234
Deleting a collectionp. 239
Backing up your collections filep. 239
Restoring your collections filep. 241
Chapter 10 Editing Your Moviep. 243
Adding clips to your projectp. 243
Arranging clipsp. 248
Copying clipsp. 251
Trimming clipsp. 252
Splitting clipsp. 255
Combining clipsp. 256
Adding transitionsp. 257
Editing audio tracksp. 258
Recording narrationp. 259
Adjusting audio levelsp. 262
Saving your moviep. 264
Chapter 11 Sharing Your Moviep. 265
Saving moviesp. 265
Considering playback qualityp. 265
Creating and saving moviesp. 267
Sharing movies by e-mailp. 271
Sharing movies on the Webp. 275
Part 3 Advanced Uses for Windows Movie Makerp. 281
Chapter 12 Working with Still Imagesp. 283
Creating custom transitionsp. 284
Creating slide showsp. 284
A basic slide showp. 284
Adding a narrationp. 292
Working with title slidesp. 293
Creating animated title slidesp. 293
More methods for creating title slidesp. 299
Creating a stop-motion animationp. 304
Animation basicsp. 305
Creating images for an animationp. 306
Creating an animation in Windows Movie Makerp. 306
Creating a slow-motion moviep. 308
Creating still images from your videosp. 310
Chapter 13 Adding Sound Effectsp. 311
Exploring sound designp. 312
Designing sound with Windows Movie Makerp. 314
The sound design processp. 315
Mixing against a production trackp. 328
Keeping syncp. 332
Chapter 14 Playing Movies with Windows Media Playerp. 333
Getting the latest version of the Playerp. 333
Windows Media Player features for moviesp. 334
Playing a moviep. 335
Player controlsp. 335
Player viewsp. 336
Player modesp. 337
Video settingsp. 339
Video playlistsp. 343
File markersp. 344
Advanced Techniquesp. 344
Adding video to a Web pagep. 345
Creating skins for a videop. 346
Glossaryp. 349
Indexp. 357
About the Authorsp. 365

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