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Windows Live Movie Maker Essential Training
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Adding visual effects to photos and video


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To add even more excitement and visual interest to a Movie Maker project, there are some visual effects that can be applied to the photos in your project and/or the video clips. So that's what we are going to look at right now, continuing to work with our Escape movie. Let's go to the video clip named surfing6. So, on the storyboard, we'll just click that clip. And we'll have a little preview. We'll click the Play button in the Preview pane. Here is our surfer, catching a wave, coming right out us, and then gives us a little splash. Nice little clip.
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  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

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Windows Live Movie Maker Essential Training
2h 7m Beginner Dec 02, 2010

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In Windows Live Movie Maker Essential Training, David Rivers shows how to make eye-catching movies from home videos and photos. This course will demonstrate how to make a movie quickly using AutoMovie, using its themes, transitions, effects, and titles. The course explores how to take movies to the next level, using more advanced features for formatting content and adding special effects. After creating a movie, learn how to share it online or on DVD, even in high definition. Exercise files accompany the course.

Topics include:
  • Importing photos, video, and audio from a camera or other source
  • Adding and modifying titles
  • Trimming and splitting video clips
  • Adjusting music volume, fading, splitting, and timing options
  • Creating transitions between clips
  • Panning and zooming photos
  • Making a movie from Windows Live Photo Gallery
  • Creating slow motion video
Subject:
Video
Software:
Windows Live Movie Maker
Author:
David Rivers

Adding visual effects to photos and video

To add even more excitement and visual interest to a Movie Maker project, there are some visual effects that can be applied to the photos in your project and/or the video clips. So that's what we are going to look at right now, continuing to work with our Escape movie. Let's go to the video clip named surfing6. So, on the storyboard, we'll just click that clip. And we'll have a little preview. We'll click the Play button in the Preview pane. Here is our surfer, catching a wave, coming right out us, and then gives us a little splash. Nice little clip.

Now we can apply the effect to the entire clip. Or, here's a neat trick: split the clip in half and apply the effect to only a portion of it. This way the reality can bend into the effect we apply. So let's move our marker back to right where the surfer gets up on the wave-- right about there--and we'll split it here by going to the Edit tab, under Video Tools, and clicking Split. Now it's the second part of our video clip that is selected, and this is where we are going to apply the visual effect.

This means clicking the Visual Effects tab on the Ribbon. And you will see the first row of visual effects. You can hover over them to see a little preview of each. I like that Edge Detection. It's kind of a cartoonish look. There are some other ones here. Posterize. You could see Threshold. There's many more if you click the dropdown. And this way they're broken up into categories. The Artistic ones appear first. So there's our Threshold we just saw. As we scroll a little further down, some Black and white options, including some sepias, and as we scroll down, some Cinematic effects where you'll see overlays appear, and you can choose where you want that overlay to appear.

We'll scroll down a little further, and you see some Mirror options. You can actually change the direction the surfer is going, even flip him upside down. But it's the next group where we see some Motions and Fades where you'll see some really cool effects, like 3D ripple, for example, fading in from black. There are some cool ones here for hues, and I kind of like this Pixelate option too. That might be a good option for our clip, but I am thinking actually let's scroll up to the top here where we see under Artistic that cartoonish Edge detection effect.

We'll just click it to apply it. Now we can see the whole portion of our clip by clicking Play. That's kind of neat, right there. Okay. Now if we go to the first part of the clip and click Play, we'll see reality. As the surfer gets up, he turns quickly into a cartoon. So now to add a little bit of smoothness to the transition, we can apply a transition to the second half. Make sure that clip is selected. This time we'll go back to Animations, clicking the Animations tab, and we'll click the dropdown under Transitions to apply a cross fade.

As you scroll down, you'll see, in the Dissolve section, the Crossfade which will gradually switches from reality into our Edge detection effect. So we'll choose Crossfade, go back to the first part of the clip, and click Play to preview that. So here it comes and gradually, there he goes. He returns into the cartoon and gives us a splash. I like that effect. That's kind of cool. So we are ready now to go back and save our changes if we are going to continue with this project.

So, keep in mind there are visual effects that can be applied to your video clips as well as your photos. Anything that's in your storyboard can receive the visual effect. There is many to choose from, so you can add a different look, a different feel, and some excitement to your project.

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