How to Create a Simple Video with Windows Movie Maker
Creating simple videos using Windows Movie Maker is a highly effective way to market
your website and you donít even need a video camera. A video will engage the audience much
better than written content. This is because visitors can watch, listen and read instead
of just reading the text version of your content. One of the greatest fears of video
marketing is actually creating the video. Put those fears to rest by reading the steps
outlined below to quickly and easily create a simple video.
Seven steps for creating a simple video with Windows Movie Maker
1. Open Windows Movie Maker
Every PC already has Windows Movie Maker software installed. You should now see a list
of movie tasks on the left side of the window. These include capture video, edit movie,
fish movie and movie making tips. At the bottom of your screen. You should see a timeline
displayed. You will be adding video, audio and text to this time line.
Message from BucaroTechelp Webmaster: Herman Drost is correct that every Windows PC already
has Windows Movie Maker installed - Windows Movie Maker has been in every version of Windows
since Me - but it's not in Windows 7. Microsoft wants you to download Windows Live Suite,
which includes Windows Live Movie Maker (WLMM) for Windows 7.
2. Import a picture
Click on the import pictures link to find a beautiful photo that will serve as the
background to your video clip. Make sure the photo is not too dark because you will be
placing text on top of it. You can use as many photos as you wish for your video however
Iíve found that one beautiful photo works fine. It saves time and prevents viewers from
being distracted by displaying multiple photos.
If you have seven points you wish to make in your video, copy and paste the same photo
7 times into your timeline. Add the photo two more times for the introduction and end of
your video. You should now have a total of nine photos on the timeline.
3. Add titles to the photos on your timeline
The first photo should contain the main title of your video clip plus your contact
information which should include your website address. Add the titles for the main points
in the next seven photos. The last photo should thank your visitors for watching and
include your website address or a link to your products and services.
4. Import audio
Music will greatly enhance your video by appealing to your visitors auditory senses.
Choose your music wisely. For example, you donít want to have a person singing or rapping
loudly in the background while your visitor is watching the video. It may appeal to a
small number of people but will probably turn off most of them.