Sunday, 11 December 2011

Basic stuff...

If you saw the last Meejah video, you may remember that at the end I said that I would be doing one on how to make things appear, and disappear using Windows Movie Maker (or any other video editor for that matter).

I know there will be many of you out there that already know how to do this and will regard it as basic stuff, but of course, not everyone knows how to do this. There was a time when I ( and you) didn't know how to do it, and I can still remember the delight I felt when I stumbled on how it was done (and how easy it was to do). I used it - inappropriately - in every video I made for ages - just 'cos I could.

So there will be many people out there who are brand-spanking-new to the world of video editing, to whom this will come as a revelation and it is for them that I will be making the video.

I will move on to more sophisticated techniques and tricks as time moves on, but I will start with the basics so that in the future I will have a reference library of video's to point to when people ask "How do I..."?

So, if you don't know how to do this basic (but very useful) effect (FX), then stay tuned to the Meejah channel 'cos it's coming in the next vid, and if you do know how to do it, stay tuned as well because things will get increasing interesting as time goes on.

By the way, If I don't see you before... Merry Christmas and a Happy new year - and keep making those videos.

p.s. - Just for fun, here's a video Xmas message from my Alter Ego - Elfed Welshbloke

Friday, 2 December 2011

Want to know how to edit video on Windows Movie Maker? - It's here!

It's up! - Meejah episode 2 is up and running. As promised in the first episode, it is basically a tutorial about where to find, and how to use microsofts free video editor "windows movie maker" (WMM) - With some humerous additions.

There are many people who would like to be making their own videos, and yet are still not aware that they have a free video editor that came along with their Windows operating system.

The editor is basic when compared to stuff like final cut pro, but is perfect for beginners to video editing, and contains everything you need to make your own video.

With it you can capture video from a webcam, or upload it from your camera. You can cut, trim and rearrange your video clips, add transitions and special effects, titles and credits, music and narrations, and save you finished movie as a video file, or even upload it to youtube.

It is extremely easy to use, as demonstrated in the video - We even make a complete (albeit short), movie in under a minute.

The video introduces you to all the various functions of WMM, and demonstrates how to use them to produce your own professional looking movies.

So, what are you waiting for? - watch the video, then go and play with windows movie maker - not only is it easy to use, It's fun!

Check out the video here: