Best Friend Montage

For this assignment (worth five stars), we were asked to create a montage for someone special in our lives.

While scrolling through the video assignment bank, I came across this assignment and I knew I had to do it.  Originally, I was going to make a montage of my mom but I couldn’t find enough pictures of her to make a successful one.  Instead, I created one of my best friend Emily.  Her birthday is coming up in the fall and I think she would really love to see this.

To do this assignment, I opened Windows Movie Maker and added pictures and videos I had on my computer; by selecting the Add Videos and Photos button on the home tab.  I adjusted the timing on each slide by clicking on the picture, selecting the Edit tab, and adjusting the duration to five seconds.  I did that for all of the pictures individually.

For the title page, I selected my first picture and on the Home tab, there were AutoMovie Themes available.  I clicked the one I liked; which happened to be the second one from the left.  What’s nice about the AutoMovie Theme is that it automatically has different transitions for each picture and it changes the filter on them.  I liked that it did that for me but there was an option to change that, in the top left corner of each picture.  Before my video, I wanted to add a transition page.  I did that by selecting the Title button on the Home tab and added my text.  Then, to create a credits slide, I selected the downward arrow on the right of the Credits button.  I then selected the Starring  button.  There, I added in Emily’s name and a little message to her below it.

Then it occurred to me, I have to add “You’ve Got a Friend In Me” from the Toy Story Soundtrack!  I think it’s the best song to use when making a video for a friend.  I went to YouTube and searched for it in the search bar.  I selected this video and listened to the entire song.  I downloaded the song using a YouTube Converter.  I copied and pasted the URL to the video in the converter box on the website, and it automatically downloaded to my computer.

I added the song to my movie by selecting the Add Music button on the Home tab.  It asked me where I wanted to get my music from and I clicked on the Add Music… under Add Music from my PC.  Then, My Folder appeared in the downloaded file and all of music appeared.  I scrolled through and found the “You’ve Got a Friend in Me.”  The sound waves automatically appeared under all of my slides.  I adjusted the start time and ending time of the song using the Start Point and End Point options under the Options tab.

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                                               Windows Movie Maker Screen Shot

To screen shot the picture of my Movie Maker page, I used Gyazo.  I downloaded it earlier on in the course to make GIFs.  Luckily, it comes with a screen shot option as well.  I clicked on the screen shot button, found at the bottom of my screen, and my cursor became an x.  I clicked on the top left corner of the screen to the bottom right, and my picture appeared.

Here is my finished product.  I hope you enjoy it!



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