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Microsoft Windows Movie Maker 2: Do Amazing Things

Microsoft Windows Movie Maker 2: Do Amazing Things

by John Buechler
     
 


So let’s go! Roll camera, shout action, and amaze yourself with all you can do with Microsoft Windows Movie Maker 2. Fun, focused, and easy to follow, this guide shows how to dive right into your first or next movie, complete with special effects, voiceovers, credits, even a full soundtrack—right from your computer. Using simple

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So let’s go! Roll camera, shout action, and amaze yourself with all you can do with Microsoft Windows Movie Maker 2. Fun, focused, and easy to follow, this guide shows how to dive right into your first or next movie, complete with special effects, voiceovers, credits, even a full soundtrack—right from your computer. Using simple drag-and-drop moves—and the guidance of a Windows Movie Maker expert—you’ll produce many of the same impressive effects you see on the big screen every day. Plus, you’ll get cool project ideas and all the how-to’s for putting your filmmaker’s imagination to work!

Start with the best shots

  • Capture new video—even reuse your VHS footage
  • Drag scenes into a storyboard or timeline, shape your story in minutes!
  • Build a library of audio, video, and still images

Add awesome effects

  • Make cinema-style transitions, such as fades, dissolves, and wipes
  • Easily create titles, crawls, and credits
  • Amplify your story with narration, music, and sound effects

Perfect it, then present it!

  • Use easy tools to fine-tune your audio and video
  • Premiere your movie on a PC or over the Web
  • Burn your production to a CD or DVD

Shake your Movie Maker

  • Create a highlights “reel” of favorite moments
  • Document your family’s roots with photos, news clippings, and interviews
  • Produce fun movie trailer parodies
  • Create video karaoke for your PC

Can you do amazing things? Yes you can!

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Editorial Reviews

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If you have Windows XP, you have Windows Movie Maker 2 (or you can download it for free). Don’t know how to use it yet? This book is the easiest way to learn how. Author John Buechler has been online helping folks with Movie Maker practically since it came out. He’s even won Microsoft’s coveted MVP award for his efforts. Now, he’s bundled all that advice into a wonderfully usable beginner’s primer.

Buechler walks you through every step of making your movie: pulling together your sources (and shooting better footage); capturing your sources on your PC; basic editing; adding music and audio clips; using video effects, transitions, titles, credits, and more. There’s a full chapter on sharing your movie -- everything from writing CDs to hosting your movie on the Web. When there’s something Movie Maker won’t do (for example, writing DVDs) Buechler suggests alternatives.

Even if you don’t own a digital camcorder yet, there’s plenty you can do with stills and other video sources (like your old VHS tapes). This book covers all that. It’s also full of tips (how to prep images using Microsoft Paint; how to make the most of limited disk space; what to use if you don’t own a microphone boom). Project ideas, too: from genealogy to karaoke. Bill Camarda

Bill Camarda is a consultant, writer, and web/multimedia content developer. His 15 books include Special Edition Using Word 2000 and Upgrading & Fixing Networks for Dummies, Second Edition.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780735620148
Publisher:
Microsoft Press
Publication date:
12/17/2003
Series:
Bpg-Other Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
7.23(w) x 9.32(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
13 - 18 Years

Meet the Author

John Buechler is a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) recognized for his contributions to the community of Windows Movie Maker users, including supporting newsgroups, running a Web site, writing books and articles, and teaching.

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