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Video Production

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 This is a link to a Portable Document Format (PDF) file

After reading the above "5 Tips", you can get started quickly using the following tutorial:
Windows Movie Maker:  Easy as 1, 2, 3 This is a link to a Portable Document Format (PDF) file

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 This is a link to a Portable Document Format (PDF) filethen 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
This is a link to a Portable Document Format (PDF) file
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

Generally, "internet music resources" limit how or where you can use their music and sound effects.  Make sure you read their copyright notices and terms of use restrictions.

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

http://www.videomaker.com/scripts/free_sound_effects.cfm 

http://www.stonewashed.net/sfx.html

http://www.animationfactory.com/