Windows Movie Maker Tutorial

It’s certainly not the best video editing software out there and as you progress with your online efforts you will want to upgrade it. But it gets you in the game…for FREE. I am a big believer of getting in the game as cheaply and quickly as you can. Of course your first efforts will look horribly embarrassing to you in the future, but for now you are creating momentum and learning along the way.

Any serious online effort needs to come with a video presence through YouTube in my opinion. I’m a rookie and just sharing what I learn along the way. I have a long way to go when it comes to video production and branding and you cannot expect perfection from the outset.

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I consumed as many of Derral Eves YouTube instructional videos as I could before getting up and running. Still got a long way to go but learned an incredible amount from this guy. Thanks Derral.

Windows Movie Maker Tutorial

This video covers the basics that you need in order to create, edit and deliver a top video.

1. Going Widescreen – All your videos need to be displayed in widescreen format to look the best in YouTube.

2. Cutting Sections – Editing the video is an absolute must. This skill will save you heaps of time as you can feel comfortable shooting retakes when you mess up, knowing that you can clean it all up in editing.

3. Transitioning Between Scenes – Transitioning between scenes doesn’t need to be too complicated and Windows Movie Maker makes it very easy.

4. Adding Images into the video – The trouble with adding images into Windows Movie Maker is that they are often not in the same widescreen format as the video. I show you a nice little trick for cropping your images to widescreen before adding them to the video.

5. Adding Titles Captions and Blocking Sensitive Information – Movie Maker unfortunately does not allow graphic overlays on top of your video. The nest best thing is adding captions which can be a nice way of adding bullet points to the video to help the viewer get the key points.

6. Managing Sound, Voice Over and Music – Sound quality and level is a key component of any good video. Music can really bring it to life and controlling voice over can be used to tidy up any screen recording videos.

7. Saving Your Movie – The best format to save your video for YouTube.

Check out the video below.