Easy-to-follow video tutorials help you learn software, creative, and business skills.Become a member

Adding and modifying credits in a project

From: Windows Live Movie Maker Essential Training

Video: Adding and modifying credits in a project

Much like working with titles in a movie project, credits usually appear near the end of your movie. In Movie Maker, there are number of different types of credits that can be added and modified. As we scroll to the end of our BeachMovie, you'll notice some credits that were added by default when we applied one of the AutoMovie themes in an earlier lesson: a Directed By credit, Starring, and you can see Filmed On Location as well. Now these are just like titles, in that text can be added and modified.

Adding and modifying credits in a project

Much like working with titles in a movie project, credits usually appear near the end of your movie. In Movie Maker, there are number of different types of credits that can be added and modified. As we scroll to the end of our BeachMovie, you'll notice some credits that were added by default when we applied one of the AutoMovie themes in an earlier lesson: a Directed By credit, Starring, and you can see Filmed On Location as well. Now these are just like titles, in that text can be added and modified.

If we go to the Directed By and double-click, you'll notice the text box appears right in the center as it fades out from the last video clip and into a dark screen. Directed By and then it say Enter your name here. So we'll do that. Let's just click inside the text box. We'll click and drag over the existing text, and type in your own name. Now, we'll double-click the Starring. The Starring credit has a black screen in behind. This is a background that can be modified.

It says, "Enter your cast here." In this case, you would-- let's just do a triple-click on the existing text and start typing in your cast. Now if you don't have cast, you can be creative here. For example, we have "The Ocean" in this movie. Press Return, and you're on to the next line. If you want to leave a little extra space, press Return again. The next star of our presentation might be "The Beach." Press Return a couple of times, and type in "Wildlife".

Press Return again a couple of times. You can see how the text box starts to stretch out. Now we'll just add one more: "The Sky." There we go. Now if you want to see what this looks like, just press your Play button. (Video playing.) So what you're seeing there is the default effect, where it's scrolling, and you see the title of the cast, with the standard default background. But we can start making some changes to this.

Let's go to the Background color. Let's change it to that dark tan color we use for our titles. We'll do the same now by going to the Directed By. Now this one fades from our movie into a black screen. So when we click Directed By, we want to make sure that we drag the marker into the dark part, so we can select Background color. There is our dark tan. Now there is one more that's been added here: Filmed On Location. Let's double-click that, Filmed On Location.

Enter location here. We'll triple-click on that text to type in "California", just like so. When you click outside the text box, you can see the beginnings of the credits starting to roll. Another way to go into the text box itself to make changes is to click the Edit text button that appears in the Adjust group, with the Format tab selected under Text tools. This just gets you back inside. Let's just be a little more specific. We'll type in "Ventura, California". There we go.

Now of course, we can change the effect as well. Let's go to our Background color, so it matches. Let's choose that dark tan. The effects appear in the Effects group. So if you wanted to apply effects to all three of them, why not click the first one, Directed By, hold down Shift, click the Filmed On Location option so all three are selected? Now you can see what's currently selected here. (Clip playing.) It's called Scroll, and as you hover over it, you get a quick preview.

So let's go to our dropdown, and you'll see a number of different options here. I kind of like this one. (Clip playing.) The Swing down kind of swings down each of them. That's as an option. You can go to some more Cinematic effects. (Clip playing.) And Contemporary. (Clip playing.) So why don't we go to one that adds emphasis? We'll go to this Emphasis group, and choose Stretch.

All right, we'll move our marker over to the first clip containing one of our credits, Directed By, and click Play. (Music playing.) That looks kind of cool.

So we were totally able to manipulate the credits that were added. Now if you wanted to add a credit at anytime, all you need to do is make sure the Home tab is selected. In the Add group, you'll see Credits has a dropdown. When you click it, credits can be simple Credits. It's a new blank credit. You're going to apply any of those effects. Or if you want, you're can have the Directed By, the Starring, and Filmed On Location in options. Now these just give you a little bit of a head start with some existing text that can be edited, but all you need to do is fill in the blanks with these three. Credits, if you choose that, totally blank so you can create whatever credit you want.

Once they're in there though, it's just a matter of making all the changes that you want necessary to make it look exactly the way you need it.

Show transcript

This video is part of

Image for Windows Live Movie Maker Essential Training
Windows Live Movie Maker Essential Training

35 video lessons · 11389 viewers

David Rivers
Author

 
Expand all | Collapse all
  1. 3m 28s
    1. Welcome
      1m 4s
    2. Using the exercise files and restoring missing links
      2m 24s
  2. 15m 51s
    1. Installing Windows Live Movie Maker
      2m 19s
    2. Touring the Movie Maker interface
      6m 50s
    3. Starting and saving a new project
      3m 52s
    4. Adjusting the view
      2m 50s
  3. 24m 9s
    1. Understanding what files you can use
      2m 43s
    2. Adding and organizing video and pictures
      5m 17s
    3. Importing photos from a camera
      4m 46s
    4. Importing video from a camcorder
      3m 10s
    5. Importing content from other devices
      4m 22s
    6. Adding music to a project
      3m 51s
  4. 36m 53s
    1. Creating an AutoMovie
      4m 48s
    2. Adding and modifying titles in a project
      4m 26s
    3. Adding and formatting captions in a clip
      3m 17s
    4. Adding and modifying credits in a project
      5m 32s
    5. Adjusting music options
      4m 40s
    6. Trimming and splitting video clips
      5m 53s
    7. Adjusting photo duration and rotation
      3m 3s
    8. Adjusting and mixing video and audio volume
      2m 15s
    9. Creating a snapshot from existing video
      2m 59s
  5. 18m 41s
    1. Creating transitions between clips
      5m 44s
    2. Panning and zooming photos
      3m 9s
    3. Adding visual effects to photos and video
      3m 40s
    4. Adding multiple effects to a single clip
      3m 31s
    5. Removing effects
      2m 37s
  6. 17m 9s
    1. Saving your movie in high definition
      3m 18s
    2. Saving your movie to DVD
      5m 26s
    3. Saving your movie in lower-resolution formats
      2m 14s
    4. Uploading a movie to YouTube
      4m 42s
    5. Publishing a movie to other web locations
      1m 29s
  7. 9m 53s
    1. Making a movie from Windows Live Photo Gallery
      2m 2s
    2. Creating slow-motion video
      3m 2s
    3. Adding additional audio tracks
      4m 49s
  8. 1m 37s
    1. What's next?
      1m 37s

Start learning today

Get unlimited access to all courses for just $25/month.

Become a member
Sometimes @lynda teaches me how to use a program and sometimes Lynda.com changes my life forever. @JosefShutter
@lynda lynda.com is an absolute life saver when it comes to learning todays software. Definitely recommend it! #higherlearning @Michael_Caraway
@lynda The best thing online! Your database of courses is great! To the mark and very helpful. Thanks! @ru22more
Got to create something yesterday I never thought I could do. #thanks @lynda @Ngventurella
I really do love @lynda as a learning platform. Never stop learning and developing, it’s probably our greatest gift as a species! @soundslikedavid
@lynda just subscribed to lynda.com all I can say its brilliant join now trust me @ButchSamurai
@lynda is an awesome resource. The membership is priceless if you take advantage of it. @diabetic_techie
One of the best decision I made this year. Buy a 1yr subscription to @lynda @cybercaptive
guys lynda.com (@lynda) is the best. So far I’ve learned Java, principles of OO programming, and now learning about MS project @lucasmitchell
Signed back up to @lynda dot com. I’ve missed it!! Proper geeking out right now! #timetolearn #geek @JayGodbold
Share a link to this course

What are exercise files?

Exercise files are the same files the author uses in the course. Save time by downloading the author's files instead of setting up your own files, and learn by following along with the instructor.

Can I take this course without the exercise files?

Yes! If you decide you would like the exercise files later, you can upgrade to a premium account any time.

Become a member Download sample files See plans and pricing

Please wait... please wait ...
Upgrade to get access to exercise files.

Exercise files video

How to use exercise files.

Learn by watching, listening, and doing, Exercise files are the same files the author uses in the course, so you can download them and follow along Premium memberships include access to all exercise files in the library.


Exercise files

Exercise files video

How to use exercise files.

For additional information on downloading and using exercise files, watch our instructional video or read the instructions in the FAQ .

This course includes free exercise files, so you can practice while you watch the course. To access all the exercise files in our library, become a Premium Member.

Join now Already a member? Log in

Are you sure you want to mark all the videos in this course as unwatched?

This will not affect your course history, your reports, or your certificates of completion for this course.


Mark all as unwatched Cancel

Congratulations

You have completed Windows Live Movie Maker Essential Training.

Return to your organization's learning portal to continue training, or close this page.


OK
Become a member to add this course to a playlist

Join today and get unlimited access to the entire library of video courses—and create as many playlists as you like.

Get started

Already a member ?

Become a member to like this course.

Join today and get unlimited access to the entire library of video courses.

Get started

Already a member?

Exercise files

Learn by watching, listening, and doing! Exercise files are the same files the author uses in the course, so you can download them and follow along. Exercise files are available with all Premium memberships. Learn more

Get started

Already a Premium member?

Exercise files video

How to use exercise files.

Ask a question

Thanks for contacting us.
You’ll hear from our Customer Service team within 24 hours.

Please enter the text shown below:

The classic layout automatically defaults to the latest Flash Player.

To choose a different player, hold the cursor over your name at the top right of any lynda.com page and choose Site preferences from the dropdown menu.

Continue to classic layout Stay on new layout
Exercise files

Access exercise files from a button right under the course name.

Mark videos as unwatched

Remove icons showing you already watched videos if you want to start over.

Control your viewing experience

Make the video wide, narrow, full-screen, or pop the player out of the page into its own window.

Interactive transcripts

Click on text in the transcript to jump to that spot in the video. As the video plays, the relevant spot in the transcript will be highlighted.

Learn more, save more. Upgrade today!

Get our Annual Premium Membership at our best savings yet.

Upgrade to our Annual Premium Membership today and get even more value from your lynda.com subscription:

“In a way, I feel like you are rooting for me. Like you are really invested in my experience, and want me to get as much out of these courses as possible this is the best place to start on your journey to learning new material.”— Nadine H.

Thanks for signing up.

We’ll send you a confirmation email shortly.


Sign up and receive emails about lynda.com and our online training library:

Here’s our privacy policy with more details about how we handle your information.

Keep up with news, tips, and latest courses with emails from lynda.com.

Sign up and receive emails about lynda.com and our online training library:

Here’s our privacy policy with more details about how we handle your information.

   
submit Lightbox submit clicked
Terms and conditions of use

We've updated our terms and conditions (now called terms of service).Go
Review and accept our updated terms of service.