Tools for Digital Video Creation


A number of software applications come standard with both PC and Mac platforms. Windows PC machines provide Windows Movie Maker, Windows Movie Maker II, and Windows Media Player (which doesn't create but does play the saved movies). Windows Photostory is a free download. The following link provides basic instructions for creating a movie in Windows Movie Maker:

Or, you can watch the tutorial below to see how easy it is to create a simple video.

If you prefer to use a Mac, this link tells how to create a movie using imovie:
This link tells how to create a movie using Windows Photostory: Or, you can watch this video tutorial instead.

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The link above shows how to use Audacity to create sound files that can be used in podcasting or or digital videos

Or, if you prefer, watch the following video clips to learn how to use the freeware Audacity to create podcasts and sound tracks for videos.

Now that you have seen how easy it is to create a video, how can you make it available to staff and students? There are many free video hosting resources such as Utube, Teacher Tube, School Tube, Googlevideo, to name some of the most commonly used sites. There are also many resources for free images including Flickr, Picasa, ImageShack, Tinypic, Shutterfly, Image Share, and others.

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