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Windows Vista™ Inside Out by Craig Stinson, Carl Siechert, Ed Bott

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Planning a Movie Maker Project

Creating a digital movie with Windows Movie Maker isn’t quite as easy as 1-2-3, but that’s how many steps are involved:

  1. Gather and organize source materials, including video clips, digital photos, and music clips.

  2. Edit the project by trimming video clips, arranging the source material in the correct order on the storyboard and timeline, and adding transitions, visual effects, sound, and titles.

  3. Publish the finished movie as a digital video file or burn it to a DVD or CD.

Devoting some thought and energy to the first part of this process—particularly the organization of your raw material—will save you a great deal of time and hassle when you are immersed in the more interesting, creative work. As you work with imported ...

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