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Using Movie Maker To Produce a Teaching or Learning Resource
“THE COMPUTER LAB. RULES EXERCISE”

Aim: To produce a video that outlines the rules to be followed in a TAFE computer laboratory. 1. Preparation 1.1 Create a storyboard for your video. How many images will you have, Title, End, etc?, What text will you use on your images, what photos will you use/take, what will be the approximate duration of your video clips, AND what spoken words, narration, will you use? 1.2 Using PowerPoint to develop a title and end slide for the video e.g. Title slide text: COMPUTER LABORATORY RULES End slide text: KEY POINTS – No eating or drinking, mobile phones off, etc.

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1.3 Create a folder for storing your video files (referred to as a “collection”). 1.4 Use the SAVE AS function to save your slides as .jpg images 2. Record your video using a digital camera or mobile phone. 2.1 Record a short (1min. max.) video (or video segments) of the computer laboratory. NOTE: Check the location of your camera’s microphone and use the microphone to record your ‘voice over’ as you record your video. Do not cover the microphone with your finger and ensure that you and your “actors” speak clearly. 2.2 Copy the video clip/s to your “Collection” folder.

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Instructions for uploading a mobile phone video: Mp1. After recording your mobile phone video upload the video to your Collections folder and note the file’s type e.g. 3GPP Mp2. Go to the free file conversion web site Zamzar.com and browse to your ‘mobile’ video file. Mp3. Select the .avi file type for conversion (of the file types displayed Movie Maker will only ‘read’ the .avi type) and enter your email address. Mp4. Go to your email account, note the Zamzar message and click the download link and follow the download directions. Mp5. Transfer your .avi file to your collections folder for importing into Movie Maker. 3. Import video resources 3.1 Activate the Movie Maker software and use the IMPORT VIDEO and

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IMPORT PICTURES to import your images and video from the Collection folder. 3.2 Click and drag your images and video to the VIDEO TIMELINE NOTE: Problems may occur during your video production e.g. Movie Maker has a tendency to “crash”, particularly with large projects. Therefore it is advisable to save your work regularly as a project that can be recovered and recloaded. 3.3 Select FILE and then SAVE PROJECT and save your work to your Collection folder – it will be a .MSWMM file. 3.4 Click and drag the blue timeline slider to the beginning of your video, click the play button and review your video.

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4. ADD A VOICE NARRATION FOR YOUR IMAGE CLIPS. 4.1 Prepare a script or key point prompts for each image clip’s narration. 4.2 Select the clip for your first image, the title slide. 4.3 Select TOOLS and then NARRATE TIMELINE. Click START NARRATION and record the script for your clip. Click STOP NARRATION to finish. Save your audio file to your Collection AND SAVE YOUR PROJECT. Repeat for other image clips. 4.4 Note that your audio clips are a different length to your image clips. For each image clip, click the image clip and drag until its length corresponds to the length of the audio clip. NOTE that you can click and drag audio clips to position them adjacent to their corresponding image clip.

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5. ADD TRANSITION EFFECTS 5.1 To add transition effects between clips select VIEW VIDEO TRANSITIONS and click and drag the required transition to the timeline and place between the relevant clips. NOTE: transitions will overlap the video and audio clips slightly. 6. PRODUCE THE VIDEO AS A MOVIE FILE 6.1 Select FINISH MOVIE and then SAVE TO MY COMPUTER. Enter a name for your video and save either to your Collections folder or a folder for your video teaching resources. 6.2 Note the movie settings options and compare your file size for “best quality for playback on my computer” with selections from “other settings”. For this exercise choose “best quality for playback on my computer” and click NEXT.

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6.3 You can now either play your video using a desktop application or upload your video to a WWW host service for embedding in your class wiki or blog. 7. Online tutorials: voice narration http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/u sing/moviemaker/create/narration.msp x background music http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/u sing/moviemaker/create/addmusic.ms px transitions and special effects http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/u sing/moviemaker/create/addspecialfx. mspx