Lesson 3

Classroom Applications
Adding Audio

To Add Narration:

  1. Connect the microphone to your computer.
  2. Click the "Narration" icon in the timeline. This icon is the second from the left. Or click "TOOLS," then "Narrate Timeline".
  3. Drag the playback indicator to an empty spot in the timeline.
  4. CLick the "Start Narration" button and begin talking into the microphone.
  5. Click "Stop Narration" when you are finished.

To Add Music to a Movie:

  1. Find the song you wish to use and import it to the "COLLECTIONS" pane.
  2. Click on the clip and drag it to the "Audio/Music"
Cropping/Splitting Audio

To Shorten an Audio Clip:

  1. Slide the playback indicator to the point where you want the audio clip to start.
  2. Click the "SPLIT CLIP" button on the monitor, or click "CLIP" and "SPLIT".
  3. Slide the playback indicator to the point where you want the audio clip to end.
  4. Click the "SPLIT CLIP" button on the monitor, or click "CLIP" and "SPLIT".
  5. Now, click on the parts that you DO NOT WANT and then delete it.

 

Extracting Audio

In Movie Maker you cannot remove the audio from a movie clip. Howere, you can get around this by reducing the volume.

  1. Make a clip of the section of the movie you need to adjust the volume.
  2. Right click on the clip.
  3. Click on "Volume".
  4. Move the slider to increase or decrease the clip's volume.
  5. Click "OK".