By John Buechler
Published by Microsoft Press (http://oreilly.com/catalog/9780735620148)
So let’s go! Roll camera, shout action, and amaze yourself with all you can do with Microsoft Windows Movie Maker 2. Fun, focused, and easy to follow, this guide shows how to dive right into your first or next movie, complete with special effects, voiceovers, credits, even a full soundtrack—right from your computer. Using simple drag-and-drop moves—and the guidance of a Windows Movie Maker expert—you’ll produce many of the same impressive effects you see on the big screen every day. Plus, you’ll get cool project ideas and all the how-to’s for putting your filmmaker’s imagination to work!
Start with the best shots
•Capture new video—even reuse your VHS footage
•Drag scenes into a storyboard or timeline, shape your story in minutes!
•Build a library of audio, video, and still images
Add awesome effects
•Make cinema-style transitions, such as fades, dissolves, and wipes
•Easily create titles, crawls, and credits
•Amplify your story with narration, music, and sound effects
Perfect it, then present it!
•Use easy tools to fine-tune your audio and video
•Premiere your movie on a PC or over the Web
•Burn your production to a CD or DVD
Shake your Movie Maker
•Create a highlights “reel” of favorite moments
•Document your family’s roots with photos, news clippings, and interviews
•Produce fun movie trailer parodies
•Create video karaoke for your PC
Can you do amazing things? Yes you can!
Superb Reading Features
* Full book text search
* Several fonts and themes to choose from
* Built-in dictionary
* The ability to add annotations
* Landscape view
* Extensive cross-referencing and working hyperlinks
* Zoom function for images and screenshots
Lexcycle is the creator of Stanza Bookbinder which was used to create this standalone book application. Stanza Bookbinder is based on the popular iPhone Ebook reading application, Stanza. For more information about Stanza, visit www.lexcycle.com.