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Using Movie Maker To Produce a Teaching or Learning Resource
“THE GROUP DISCUSSION EXERCISE”

Aim: To produce a video of a group discussion and to enhance the video using graphics, photos and music. 1. Preparation 1.1 Select a topic for discussion e.g. “How can we improve the functionality of our computer laboratory?” and identify the members of the discussion group 3 to 4. 1.2 Develop a storyboard for your video illustrating: Images/slides e.g. Title slide with discussion question, group members names, use a photo of the group, consider camera positions, introduction narration, who will ask and respond to the question/s, etc., contents of the end slide.

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Suggested sequence: Title slide – group photo – discussion video – end slide. 1.3 Rehearse the discussion aiming for a time limit of approximately 3 minutes. 2. Prepare video support resources 2.1 Create a folder for storing the files for this video production (referred to as a “collection”). SLIDES/IMAGES 2.2 Using PowerPoint develop a title and end slides for the video. 2.3 Take a photo/s of the group, insert in a slide and overlay some text. 2.4 Save your PowerPoint presentation as .jpg images in the Collection folder BACKGROUND MUSIC for the introduction and end slides:

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2.5 Go to Sounddogs.com, select PRODUCTION MUSIC (left side of screen), select a category and then a sub-category and review samples and choose your background clip. Note that you will trim the clip to its required duration in MovieMaker. 2.6 Right click your music choice and save to the Collection folder. Note that the file format will be .mp3 and needs to be converted to .wav format to import into Movie Maker (this is also the case for Camtasia). MUSIC FILE CONVERSION 2.7 Activate the Audacity software application 2.8 Select PROJECT then IMPORT AUDIO and browse to and import your Sounddogs .mp3 clip

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2.9 Select FILE then EXPORT AS WAV and save the .wav file version to your Collections folder. 3. Import and edit video resources Refer to Section 3 in the “Computer Laboratory” exercise and in addition to those steps: 3.1 Play your video and click and drag your image clips to increase or reduce the time they appear in your video… e.g. is their sufficient time to read the image’s text SAVE YOUR PROJECT 3.2 Select IMPORT AUDIO OR MUSIC and import your .wav music file and drag and drop the file onto the AUDIO/MUSIC timeline. 3.3 Drag the music file until it is adjacent to the image clips at the beginning of the video. Click the music

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clip and reduce its length to correspond with the length of the opening images. Repeat steps 3.2 and 3.3 above for the closing image/s. 3.4 For each music clip right click the clip and select FADE IN repeat for FADE OUT. SAVE YOUR PROJECT 3.5 Right click the Audio Track’s voice over clip and select VOLUME and if necessary increase the volume for your voice over. 4. Add effects 4.1 Select VIEW TRANSITIONS and insert transition effects between clips. 4.2 Where necessary clip and rearrange and/or stretch image clips to correspond to any shifts in the audio clips.

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PRODUCE YOUR VIDEO AS A MOVIE FILE FOR DELIVERY VIA YOUR WIKI or BLOG.