As much as we would have loved having a video of our wedding, we didn't have the budget. But we loved the idea of watching our photos in way that tells a story. I'd been playing around with Movie Maker before and decided to give it a try. I am thrilled with the results. In this blog, I uploaded a shortened YouTube version to show you what is possible.
Using the tabs in Movie Maker, I loaded our photos into a project and played around adding animation, transition effects and soundtrack. The result was a video slide show that lets us relive the wonderful experience of our wedding day. Keep reading to see how I did it.
yIt was easy to add photos to Microsoft Movie Maker and later music. I've circled the function taps on the home screen that walk you through the process. Just do it in order and they'll load perfectly. If you want to change the order, it's easy to click and drag a photo to a new position.
Once you have loaded all your photo's and chosen how many seconds you want each image to play for, you can add a sound track from your computer music files.
In the Video Tools tab you can find functions for adding transitions and animating the photos. It's easy using the functions on the top of the screen. Individual photos can be clicked and the function plays when you hover the mouse over it to give a preview of the effect. If you click on the drop-down box you'll find another big list of extra animation options including zooming in or out. I decided to choose different animations to suit individual photos but chose the same transition function for the whole video which unifies it.
Below is a short two and a half minute video I made to show you what can be done. I've used copyright free music so I can post it on my blog, but the music for our personal use video/slideshow is uploaded from my computer library.
Another option is to combine photo's with short video clips that friends and family share with you of your wedding day. I've recently discovered that my sister-in-law has our service recorded on her phone. Once I get a copy of it I will insert it that into our video using the easy upload video tab in Movie Maker. So there will be then be a mix of photo's and video making up the story of our wedding day. I will alter the soundtrack volume down for that section so you can hear our voices. So far I'm delighted with how this turned out and have given copies to our wedding party.
It's a great option for anyone who was married and doesn't have a video of the day. If you were married back in the day's before digital photography, scan your photos at your local photo shop or Officeworks and then you'll have the digital files to create a video like mine.
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