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Before You Publish

Smart Ideas For Professional Movie Making Results

Step 8: What To Check Before Publishing Your Movie/Slideshow Presentation

  • Play through your movie from start to finish making sure you are happy with it.
  • Either delete or modify anything that needs to be fixed.
  • Go to the “Project” tab at the top. Decide if you want to Emphasis Narration (if you took a talking voice recording), your video, your music or have no emphasis at all.
  • Check the aspect ratio. Is it set to Standard 4 x 2 or Widescreen? 4 x 3 is the old squarer shaped screen and choosing widescreen makes sure that the pictures fill up the entire page instead of being able to see borders on the edges of your photos or video clips.
  • Remember to include your contact details or web site address (if you would like to be contacted) in the text of your movie.
  • Spell check each title that you have added. (Spelling mistakes are not something you want to be remembered for).
  • Preview the movie again. It’s a good idea to do this by enlarging the viewing screen and play in full screen mode. Alternatively you could save the project to your computer and review it in a different media player.
  • ALWAYS save a copy as a movie maker file in case you decide to edit it later on.

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Step 9: How To Correctly Save and Store Your Mini-Movie

INSTRUCTIONS IF YOU’RE STILL USING THE OLDER MOVIE MAKER VERSION – In the Movie Tasks pane under Finish Movie, you can choose to save your min-movie to your computer, send it through e-mail, send it to the Web, burn it to a recordable CD, or send it to your digital video camera. Which ever option you choose, Windows Movie Maker will assist you along the way.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR WINDOWS LIVE MOVIE MAKER – In your home tab on the top right of your screen is a “Save Movie” button. Click to expand the drop down menu and see your options. Do you want to save it for uploading to a video sharing site like YouTube, save in High Definition (1920 x 1080), save to your computer, to save it and send in an email, to burn to a DVD and even setting specifically for an Apple iPad, iPod or iPhome, android phones, windows phones, Zune devices and other media players. Windows Live Movie Maker also gives you the exact settings should you wish to optimize your movie even further, upload and publish to Blip TV, Daily Motion, Flickr, Facebook, MySpace, OneDrive and Vimeo.

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Step 10: How To Publish And Share Your Mini-Movie Production

  • Go to the video sharing site of your choice and open an account. It is quick, free and easy to do.
  • Follow the instructions.
  • Type in your username and password when prompted.
  • Upload the video/s that you have saved onto your computer. (This may take quite a while depending on the speed of your connection etc).
  • When it’s done, and the site you have uploading to has converted the files, you’ll be able to press play to view your mini-movie on that site, get a link to send it in an email, post it to a social networking site like facebook, find the code to embed it on to your own website and let all your friends/family know that it’s there so they can see it too.

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