Movie Maker as an Instructional Tool Unit 2


Course Title – Using Microsoft Movie Maker as an Instructional Tool

Lesson #2- Making Movies

Target Goals:

After this unit you should be able to:

  • Show proficiency using Movie Make software
  • Create a movie with digital images, music, and text
  • Teach your students Movie Maker basics

The Program

  • Movie Maker is a editing software program developed by Microsoft. Movie Maker was first introduced on Microsofts Windows XP platform and was a preloaded feature on Windows Vista and Windows 7. Movie Maker enables you to create your own movies and slide shows on your computer. User are able to create professional looking videos with features like; titles, transitions, effects, music, and narration. Movie Maker allows users to to publish or share their movies through a variety of medium. Movies Maker is available free to download for XP, Vista, and Windows 7. If your school does not already have Movie Maker software installed you should talk to your administration and/or IT department about installation.

Before We Start

There are a couple of things to consider before we get started. You will need to decide what types of media you would like to use. And, What kind of movie you are planning to make. Movie Maker allows users to import all types of digital media; images, video, sound, and effects can be added as well. Your video could be a slideshow of images or you could incorporate your own digital video(s) to create an actual movie. It is up you to decide what your movie will look like. At this point it would be a good idea to locate the images and/or video clips you would like to use.

Here are a few tips before we begin:

       *Locate the media (videos, images, music) you plan to use and save them in a common folder 
       *Make sure each media file is saved under a name you can easily recognize
       *Upload all video and pictures from you personal camera to your computer ahead of time

Lets Get Started

We will be making a movie about Ancient Egypt in this lesson. But, before we open the movie maker program you will need to:

  • open internet explorer
  • start a google image search for Ancient Egypt
  • Choose 5 images (mummies, pyramids, architecture)
  • right click each picture
  • click "save picture as"
  • save all 5 images to your "my pictures" folder

When done we will begin, Click the Unit 1 link below


Task #1- Opening the Program and the Homepage

Lesson Goal

  • Becoming familiar with Movie Makers graphic interface

Task #2- Importing Media

Lesson Goals-Participants will be able to...

  • upload media to movie maker

Task #3- Sequencing Your Media

Lesson Goals-Participants will be able to...

  • sequence their movie
  • edit the screen time of their media

Task #4- Adding Music to Your Movie

Lesson Goals-Participants will be able to...

  • upload music to movie maker
  • squence their music and to their digital story

Task #5- Creating a Title Page and Subtitles

Lesson Goals-Participants will be able to...

  • create a title page
  • create end credits
  • insert text and subtitles

Task #6- Adding Your Own Narration

Lesson Goals-Participants will be able to...

  • dub over their video with their own narration

Unit #7- Advanced Features and Resources

Lesson Goals-Participants will be able to...

  • add effects to their digital story
  • edit music


Unit 3- Lesson Planning and Assessments

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