Video:Windows Movie Maker Titleswith Don Schechter
Add titles, credits, and other text content to your Windows Movie Maker projects with these easy steps.See Transcript
Transcript:Windows Movie Maker TitlesHi. I'm Don Schechter for About.com Computing. Today I'll teach you how to add titles to your video project in Windows Movie Maker.
Movie Maker Project SetupFirst open up your movie project or create a new project and import video or pictures. I've already placed clips on the timeline. If you cant see the timeline, and see the storyboard instead, click on the show timeline button.
Types of Movie Maker TitlesAfter arranging your video you might want to add titles and credits to your project. To add titles, go to Tools Titles and Credits. The title options window appears. You can place titles in the beginning, before a clip, on a clip, after a clip, and at the end of the movie. I'll click on title at the beginning. Now I'll title this Act 1. Under More Options I'll select Change the Animation.
Movie Maker Title PreviewOne of the useful tools in Movie Maker is that it will show you what each title does. To see what a title looks like, click on a title animation. The Title animation plays in the preview window.
If the preview window is too small click and drag the edge to the left. I'll scroll down and find a title I like. I'll choose a Zoom Out.
Movie Maker Title OptionsNow under More Options I'll click Change the Text Font and Color. I can change the font, make the text bold, change the background color, and customize other options. Now I'll click Done Add title to movie. The title was added to the front of my project. I'll hit the spacebar to play the title.
Movie Maker End CreditsNow I'll add an end credit. I'll click Tools Titles and Credits. And I'll click on Add Credits at the end. In the first line I'll type The End. On the second line I'll type by in the first textbox, and Isaac Brody in the second. Ill click done, add title to movie. I'll move the playhead and hit spacebar to play my credits. That looks good to me. And thats how you add credits to your movies in movie maker.
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