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Video Production Tutorials: Windows Movie Maker

Windows Movie Maker tutorials

Please note: Movie Maker is no longer available for Windows computers. This page is only for users who have legacy versions of Movie Maker on their computers.


Check out the tutorials below to help make your first project go smoothly.

Recording narration

Audacity is a free audio editing program available for Windows and Macs. Visit our Audacity page in our Audio Production Libguide for tutorials and links to the free software download.

Movie Maker video tutorial

Create a simple video using Windows Movie Maker 2.6

This video tutorial shows you how to combine video, still images and narration to create a simple video.

Video topics:

  • 0:31 - Set up your project

  • 1:13 - Import media (video, photos, etc.)

  • 2:23 - Switch to Timeline mode

  • 2:47 - Add a title

  • 4:00 - Adjust the duration of a clip

  • 4:34 - Add transitions between clips

  • 6:02 - Mute a video clip

  • 6:18 - Crop a video clip

  • 7:40 - Add movie credits

  • 9:08 - Add a title overlay / caption

  • 10:40 - Add video effects

  • 11:20 - Create the final movie file

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