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Microsoft Windows Movie Maker 2: Do Amazing Things (Bpg-Other)

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Publisher Comments:

So let’s go Roll camera, shout action, and amaze yourself with all you can do with Microsoft Windows Movie Maker 2. Fun, focused, and easy to follow, this guide shows how to dive right into your first or next movie, complete with special effects, voiceovers, credits, even a full soundtrack—right from your computer. Using simple drag-and-drop moves—and the guidance of a Windows Movie Maker expert—you’ll produce many of the same impressive effects you see on the big screen every day. Plus, you’ll get cool project ideas and all the how-to’s for putting your filmmaker’s imagination to work

Start with the best shots Capture new video—even reuse your VHS footage Drag scenes into a storyboard or timeline, shape your story in minutes Build a library of audio, video, and still images

Add awesome effects Make cinema-style transitions, such as fades, dissolves, and wipes Easily create titles, crawls, and credits Amplify your story with narration, music, and sound effects

Perfect it, then present it Use easy tools to fine-tune your audio and video Premiere your movie on a PC or over the Web Burn your production to a CD or DVD

Shake your Movie Maker Create a highlights “reel” of favorite moments Document your family’s roots with photos, news clippings, and interviews Produce fun movie trailer parodies Create video karaoke for your PC

Can you do amazing things? Yes you can

A Note Regarding the CD or DVD

The print version of this book ships with a CD or DVD. For those customers purchasing one of the digital formats in which this book is available, we are pleased to offer the CD/DVD content as a free download via OReilly Medias Digital Distribution services. To download this content, please visit OReillys web site, search for the title of this book to find its catalog page, and click on the link below the cover image (Examples, Companion Content, or Practice Files). Note that while we provide as much of the media content as we are able via free download, we are sometimes limited by licensing restrictions. Please direct any questions or concerns to booktech@oreilly.com.

A Note Regarding the CD or DVD

The print version of this book ships with a CD or DVD. For those customers purchasing one of the digital formats in which this book is available, we are pleased to offer the CD/DVD content as a free download via OReilly Medias Digital Distribution services. To download this content, please visit OReillys web site, search for the title of this book to find its catalog page, and click on the link below the cover image (Examples, Companion Content, or Practice Files). Note that while we provide as much of the media content as we are able via free download, we are sometimes limited by licensing restrictions. Please direct any questions or concerns to booktech@oreilly.com.

Book News Annotation:

Without undue computer preliminaries, a Microsoft "Most Valuable Professional" introduces how to use this program for creating movies and videos (e.g. a living history project) on a home PC. Appended material overviews Microsoft Windows XP.
Annotation 2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

- Get concise, how-to instructions for using Movie Maker 2 features--along with tips that give a professional edge to your productions.

- The author is a Movie Maker expert who teaches the best ways to import and edit footage; create transitions; add sound and graphical effects; and premiere your movie on CD, DVD, or the Web.

- Stay up to date on evolving topics by going to the author's Web site, where you can also see cool sample movies.

Synopsis:

So lets go! Roll camera, shout action, and amaze yourself with all you can do with Microsoft Windows Movie Maker 2. Fun, focused, and easy to follow, this guide shows how to dive right into your first or next movie, complete with special effects, voiceovers, credits, even a full soundtrack—right from your computer. Using simple drag-and-drop moves—and the guidance of a Windows Movie Maker expert—youll produce many of the same impressive effects you see on the big screen every day. Plus, youll get cool project ideas and all the how-tos for putting your filmmakers imagination to work!

Start with the best shots

  • Capture new video—even reuse your VHS footage
  • Drag scenes into a storyboard or timeline, shape your story in minutes!
  • Build a library of audio, video, and still images

Add awesome effects

  • Make cinema-style transitions, such as fades, dissolves, and wipes
  • Easily create titles, crawls, and credits
  • Amplify your story with narration, music, and sound effects

Perfect it, then present it!

  • Use easy tools to fine-tune your audio and video
  • Premiere your movie on a PC or over the Web
  • Burn your production to a CD or DVD

Shake your Movie Maker

  • Create a highlights “reel” of favorite moments
  • Document your familys roots with photos, news clippings, and interviews
  • Produce fun movie trailer parodies
  • Create video karaoke for your PC

Can you do amazing things? Yes you can!

For customers who purchase an ebook version of this title, instructions for downloading the CD files can be found in the ebook.

About the Author

John Buechler is a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) recognized for his contributions to the community of Windows Movie Maker users, including supporting newsgroups, running a Web site, writing books and articles, and teaching.

Table of Contents

AcknowledgmentsIntroductionPart I: Making Movies with Movie Maker 2Chapter 1: Create Your First Amazing MovieChapter 2: Adding Flashy and Classy Video EffectsChapter 3: Enhancing the SoundscapeChapter 4: Preserving Your Movie CollectionChapter 5: Sharing Your MoviesPart II: Exploring the Fun ZoneChapter 6: Create Your Own Living HistoryChapter 7: What the Manuals Didnt Tell YouChapter 8: Running the Show from the Directors ChairAppendix : Movie Maker 2 System RequirementsAppendix : About the Authors

Product Details

ISBN:
9780735620148
Subtitle:
Do Amazing Things
Publisher:
Microsoft Press
Author:
John, Buechler
Author:
Buechler, John
Location:
Redmond, Wash.
Subject:
Motion pictures
Subject:
Operating Systems - General
Subject:
Film - Cinematography
Subject:
Editing
Subject:
Computer Bks - Internet
Subject:
Microsoft Windows Movie Maker
Subject:
Film & Video - Cinematography
Subject:
Motion pictures -- Editing -- Data processing.
Subject:
Digital Media - Video & Animation
Subject:
Operating Systems - Windows
Subject:
Interactive Media
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Bpg-Other
Series Volume:
6
Publication Date:
20031210
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
9.26x7.42x.61 in. 1.34 lbs.
Age Level:
13-22

Related Subjects

Arts and Entertainment » Film and Television » Production » General
Computers and Internet » Graphics » Digital Media » Video and Animation
Computers and Internet » Multimedia » General
Computers and Internet » Operating Systems » General

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Product details 256 pages Microsoft Press - English 9780735620148 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , - Get concise, how-to instructions for using Movie Maker 2 features--along with tips that give a professional edge to your productions.

- The author is a Movie Maker expert who teaches the best ways to import and edit footage; create transitions; add sound and graphical effects; and premiere your movie on CD, DVD, or the Web.

- Stay up to date on evolving topics by going to the author's Web site, where you can also see cool sample movies.

"Synopsis" by , So lets go! Roll camera, shout action, and amaze yourself with all you can do with Microsoft Windows Movie Maker 2. Fun, focused, and easy to follow, this guide shows how to dive right into your first or next movie, complete with special effects, voiceovers, credits, even a full soundtrack—right from your computer. Using simple drag-and-drop moves—and the guidance of a Windows Movie Maker expert—youll produce many of the same impressive effects you see on the big screen every day. Plus, youll get cool project ideas and all the how-tos for putting your filmmakers imagination to work!

Start with the best shots

  • Capture new video—even reuse your VHS footage
  • Drag scenes into a storyboard or timeline, shape your story in minutes!
  • Build a library of audio, video, and still images

Add awesome effects

  • Make cinema-style transitions, such as fades, dissolves, and wipes
  • Easily create titles, crawls, and credits
  • Amplify your story with narration, music, and sound effects

Perfect it, then present it!

  • Use easy tools to fine-tune your audio and video
  • Premiere your movie on a PC or over the Web
  • Burn your production to a CD or DVD

Shake your Movie Maker

  • Create a highlights “reel” of favorite moments
  • Document your familys roots with photos, news clippings, and interviews
  • Produce fun movie trailer parodies
  • Create video karaoke for your PC

Can you do amazing things? Yes you can!

For customers who purchase an ebook version of this title, instructions for downloading the CD files can be found in the ebook.

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