So lets 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 soundtrackright from your computer. Using simple drag-and-drop movesand the guidance of a Windows Movie Maker expertyoull produce many of the same impressive effects you see on the big screen every day. Plus, youll get cool project ideas and all the how-tos for putting your filmmakers imagination to work!Start with the best shotsCapture new videoeven reuse your VHS footageDrag scenes into a storyboard or timeline, shape your story in minutes!Build a library of audio, video, and still images Add awesome effectsMake cinema-style transitions, such as fades, dissolves, and wipesEasily create titles, crawls, and creditsAmplify your story with narration, music, and sound effectsPerfect it, then present it!Use easy tools to fine-tune your audio and videoPremiere your movie on a PC or over the WebBurn your production to a CD or DVD Shake your Movie MakerCreate a highlights reel of favorite momentsDocument your familys roots with photos, news clippings, and interviews Produce fun movie trailer parodies Create video karaoke for your PCCan you do amazing things? Yes you can!A Note Regarding the CD or DVDThe print version of this book ships with a CD or DVD. For those customers purchasing one of the digital formats in which this book is available, we are pleased to offer the CD/DVD content as a free download via O'Reilly Media's Digital Distribution services. To download this content, please visit O'Reilly's web site, search for the title of this book to find its catalog page, and click on the link below the cover image (Examples, Companion Content, or Practice Files). Note that while we provide as much of the media content as we are able via free download, we are sometimes limited by licensing restrictions. Please direct any questions or concerns to email@example.com.