Just Got Pictures? Use Photostory... It's Free & Easy!
Photo Story 3 allows you to create a windows movie video (wmv) from still photographs with special effects, transitions titles, narration, and music. Easy to learn and use.
Download Photo Story 3 "How-To" Instructions
Got Video? Use Windows Movie Maker
New to Windows Movie Maker? You should definitely read this to help make your first project go smoothly:
5 Tips for Successful Windows Movie Maker Projects
After reading the above "5 Tips", you can get started quickly using the following tutorial:
Windows Movie Maker: Easy as 1, 2, 3
Capturing Video from the Web
The easiest way to capture a video from the web is to use RealMedia Player and the Download Browser Plug-in. Once downloaded the downloaded video can be converted using the RealPlayer Conversion tools into just about any other video format like Windows Media Video (WMV, AVI or Quicktime (MOV) for editing or inserting into a Powerpoint Presentation if desired.
For more information about downloading and installing the FREE RealMedia Player and using the Download Browser Plug-in to download videos from the web goto: http://www.real.com/realplayer
Ripping Video Clips from DVDs for Editing in Movie Maker
Free software for ripping video from selected in and out points on a DVD then converting the ripped files to WMV format for editing in Windows Movie Maker
Want to do more?
Here's some tutorials for creating promotional videos, shooting interviews and a guide to editing at the Student Multimedia Studio
Create a 30/60 second Promotional Video
PDF format PPT Tutorial with a video example, script and storyboard
Preparing for and Shooting a Formal Video Interview
Preparation of questions, camera placement and shooting-for-editing
Video Editing at the SMS
POLICIES and PROCEDURES for using the SMS' Video Editing Systems
Need Music or Sound Effects?
Sonic-Fire Pro copyright free music library
Only available at workstations in the SMS. Can be used in-class or on the internet.
Feature Film use is limited to one major market.
Web Music & Sound Effects Resources
http://www.freeplaymusic.com/ Excellent site where you can search and download music by Genre, Style, Beat, Mood and Various Lengths from 10 seconds to 5 minutes