Windows Movie Maker
Windows Movie Maker makes it easy for you to make videos out of your photos and pictures, including adding music and transitions. Here will be a brief introduction to the things you can do in this program.
Importing files into your Collections
Open Windows Movie Maker (WMM). Import your files in that you want to put in your movie by dragging and dropping them into the big center square (Collections). You will also want to drag any music you want in your video to this area too. Think of your Collections as your desk space – everything you want to put together will go here, in raw form, and will be glued together later.
Using the Storyboard
To begin putting your movie together, drag the clips you want down to the bottom row, the Storyboard. If they are pictures, they will go to a default display time, which we can change later if you want. The video clip will just play out all you have. If you drag a video or music clip into the storyboard, it will automatically change to the Timeline format. Personally, I think this is the easier way to edit video, as you can see how the video and audio relate to one another.
Once you have everything in the order you want, you can edit transitions, add titles, credits, etc. In the left Movie Tasks column, click on Edit Movie. From here, you can:
Finishing your Movie
Last, you want to Finish Movie so that it can be available to view outside of WMM. You can choose the best option for what you will do with your video, and it will save in the appropriate format. It will take a while! Don’t worry; it needs to go through a lot of converting to get it saved and viewable elsewhere.
Congrats! Your movie is done. There are a lot of fun things you can do with this program, and you can make your video the best it can be. Play around with various settings and see what magic you can create!